September 6, 2016

Discover the NETWORKS OF NEW YORK on this virtual walking tour of the internet


Find out what's inside this looming concrete monstrosity!

Find out what’s inside this looming concrete monstrosity!

Friends, New Yorkers, and readers who wonder what truly connects us all — lend me your ears!

There’s a lot to enjoy about Ingrid Burrington’s Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide To Urban Internet InfrastructureWhether it’s the charming hand-drawn depictions of the symbols that decorate our city’s sidewalks (and the key to translating them!), the refreshingly simple and energized take on a vital but sorely misunderstood layer of modern life, or just the fact that Ingrid Burrington is objectively amazingNetworks of New York has something for everyone. The cables beneath our feet and the invisible signals passing through us at every moment have never been more visible, or more interesting.

However, many of you are gifted/cursed by not living in New York. Which means that the places and attractions covered in Ingrid’s book aren’t within easy walking distance. And if ever there was a book that begged to be read while walking around New York, it’s this one. So what are you to do?

Fear not, because you can now enjoy the sublime interactive pleasures of Networks Of New York from anywhere with internet access. (See what we did there?) Introducing… the Networks Of New York Virtual Walking Tour!

Liam O’Brien is the Senior Sales & Marketing Manager at Melville House, and a former bookseller.