August 30, 2016
On sale today: Networks of New York by Ingrid Burrington
by Melville House
What does the internet look like?
Pursuing this basic question, author Ingrid Burrington—whom Atlantic editor Ross Andersen has called “the premier infrastructure writer in America”—created Networks of New York, a field guide to the physical structures that make the internet possible. Past mysterious symbols scrawled in fluorescent paint on sidewalks, beneath elaborately enigmatic manhole covers, just out of sight of watchful subway cameras, Networks shows us how the internet, far from being immaterial, is all around us, if we only know where to look.
Here’s a brief excerpt, to get you going:
Networks of New York is on sale today. Buy your copy here or at your neighborhood independent bookstore.