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Whether or not New Yorkers are paying attention, their digital connectivity can sometimes rely on the finer points of a mess of paint on the street.
Some of the markings are orange, others yellow or red. Arrows, lines and letters combine to create a cryptic language of symbols and codes.
“It’s kind of scrawly and intense,” said the artist and writer Ingrid Burrington. “Living in New York, you’re trained not to look down, so it’s funny how rich and dense these markings can get…"
Ingrid Burrington is the author of a new handbook to the physical infrastructure of the internet in New York, Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure.
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