The World Without Facebook
BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, November 22 2011
Artist Ian Wojtowicz has created the UnFacebook World Map, a composite of the NASA Earth at Night map and Facebook's Friendship Map:
The above map depicts an important new geopolitical boundary: being inside and outside of Facebook. Over the last few centuries maps have focused on dividing territory into the administrative units of countries. Newer spatial realities, however, are driven by the flow or inhibition of information. One's physical location is just a single variable in the multitude of virtual projections possible in the networked world. Although the borders of countries may still be highly controlled, the movement of thoughts, ideas, and gestures follows more fluid paths.