Martin Dodge and Rob Kithen's seminal book 'The Atlas of Cyberspace', is now available as a free download. The book was arguably the first mass market publication exploring the spatial and visual nature of cyberspace and its infrastructure.
It uses a user-friendly, approachable style to examine why cyberspace is being mapped and what new cartographic and visualisation techniques have been employed.
Richly illustrated with over 300 full colour images, it comprehensively catalogues 30 years worth of maps that reveal the rich and varied landscapes of cyberspace.
The book includes chapters detailing:
- mapping Internet infrastructure and traffic flows
- mapping the Web
- mapping online conversation and community
- imagining cyberspace in art, literature, and film
Martin is a CASA Alumni and as such the book captures a moment of CASA's research back in the mid 90's. Look out for the '30 Days in ActiveWorlds Map' (thats ours... :) )
Download the Atlas of Cyberspace.