Please join us for this exciting talk, sponsored by CUNY DHI and GC Digital Initiatives. Professor Starosielski will discuss her recent book The Undersea Network and digital project Surfacing, and address topics including the materiality of the internet, digital mapping, and network infrastructure. We hope to see you there!
“At the Edge of the Network: Undersea Cables and Deep Infrastructure”
Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University Steinhardt
March 8th, 6:30pm
The Skylight Room, The Graduate Center
Free and open to the public
Over 99% of transoceanic data traffic is carried across the oceans by undersea cables—these technologies comprise the backbone of the global internet. This presentation will focus on Surfacing, a digital map that enables users to traverse the social worlds of the cable system and the unseen cultural formations that sustain everyday internet connections. Surfacing is both a project of infrastructural visibility, revealing the geographies of internet systems, and a critical experiment in digital cartography that challenges existing modes of vertical and lateral movement.
For more information, please visit our event page on CUNY DHI.