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dark fiber

archival photographs

2019

following research on how the physical infrastructure of the internet is manifested in real space, dark fiber documents the hidden yet blatant presence of fiber-optic networks and surveillance technology. the images in dark fiber were taken after completing and retracing a walking tour of the internet in downtown chicago that was mapped and led by ingrid burrington, author of Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure

references:

Ingrid Burrington, Futureproof

Adela Yawitz, The Internet's Supposed Invisibility and the Fantasies It Fuels

Jack Bandy on Shoshana Zuboff, You Are Not Remotely Controlled, But We Are 

Shoshana Zuboff, You Are Now Remotely Controlled

Cory Doctorow, How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism

Nato Thompson, Experimental Geography: Radical Approaches to Landscape, Cartography, and Urbanism