The Net Wanderer:

210.72.17.11, China Science and Technology Network (ISP), 116.33116590711805, 39.912074110243054, (GCJ02), China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research area, Beijing

Artist: Guo Cheng
miscellaneous | 2018

The Net Wanderer is a research project that explores the connection between the critical network gateways in China and the infrastructure running these gateways. Cheng uses computer network diagnostic tools that track specific geographic locations, to create a map of the proxies that form the giant wall blocking Chinese users to roam the internet freely. By mapping the giant wall and physically visiting some of those geolocations, Cheng seeks to reveal the entanglement of technology, culture and ideology behind China's internet infrastructure.

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