Take Me To

Exploring the physical locations of networks and their connections

When routing to a website, a number of intermediate hops occur across other networks. The IP address of these enroute hops can be revealed through tracerouting — and when further coupled with registration information, a physical location and organization can be found.

Networks are often discussed as immaterial —the so-called cloud. Take Me To attemps to reinforce the physicality of vast network infrastructures. Rather than proceeding directly to a particular website, Take Me To traceroutes the final destination and displays each hop with the corresponding Google Streetview. Upon reaching the final destination, the user can proceed to the intended website.

Initiated as Coursework and Continued Independent Project, 2017 - present

Role: research, programming, design

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