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.
Published
2007-09-03
How to Cite
Sterpka, M. (2007). The aesthetics of networks: A conceptual approach toward visualizing the composition of the Internet . First Monday, 12(9). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v12i9.2011