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Living Internet Photography

Invisible Networks by Shuli Hallak Captures the World Wide Web

— February 13, 2014 — Pop Culture
Modern societies are so engrained online that it is easy for people to take the World Wide Web for granted; the Invisible Networks photo series is meant to show people what happens behind-the-scenes to get these systems up and running on a minute-to-minute basis. From servers, fiber networks and carrier hotels, the Invisible Networks photo series captures it all.

An ongoing project by Shuli Hallak, a New York City based editorial and commercial photographer, the Invisible Networks photo series captures the physical infrastructure of the Internet in order to show people that a lot of work is required to keep it running. Hallak states, "Words are meaningless without an actual symbol." Her series offers a bunch of them.
Trend Themes
1. Internet Infrastructure Photography - Photographic exploration of internet infrastructure highlights the need for physical infrastructure to support the digital world, presenting opportunities for innovation in sustainment and growth of telecommunications technology.
2. Transparency in Network Operations - Invisible Networks serves as a call for transparency and accountability from internet service providers, presenting opportunities for innovation in customer service and operational communication.
3. Artistic Applications of Technical Imagery - Invisible Networks highlights the beauty in technical infrastructure, presenting opportunities for innovation in artistic expression and product design in the telecommunications industry.
Industry Implications
1. Telecommunications - Invisible Networks highlights the critical role of physical infrastructure in supporting the digital world, presenting opportunities for innovation in expanding, improving, and maintaining telecommunications systems.
2. Technology - Invisible Networks brings attention to the technical infrastructure of the internet, presenting opportunities for innovation in network security, data storage, and network operation.
3. Art & Design - Invisible Networks exposes the artistic value in technical infrastructure, presenting opportunities for innovation in product design and visual communication in the telecommunications industry.
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