The aesthetics of networks: A conceptual approach toward visualizing the composition of the Internet

M.K. Sterpka

Abstract


Hierarchy is an entrenched social concept. The Internet however, presents the possibility of envisioning social relations as a level or 'flat' configuration. The Internet fosters relationships that are networked, heterogeneous and horizontally distributed. This article contemplates the surface features of networked structures like the Internet by using topographic imagery.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v12i9.2011



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