An artist has mapped the Internet, literally. According to this amazingly detailed feat of imaginative cartography, posted on the social network deviantART, you could navigate the “Ocean of Information” only to find yourself adrift on the northern island of Wikipedia (it looks a little like Greenland).
Each landmass takes on the name of a popular English-language website or web service and is kinda sorta scaled to its popularity.
Gravity comes undone on a suburban block in “Loading,” where houses, bicycles, and sofas float into the sky. “Journey” turns blue paint squeezed from a tube into a pirate ship, using software to play with the texture of paint in a way that would likely impossible to do with real physical paint.
It would be easy to dismiss the sculptures of Francesco Albano as mere grotesques—as monsters dreamed up by a B-movie producer looking to induce stomach-churning shock value. It would be easy, if their wax skins didn’t look so human, so deflated, and so relatable—if we didn’t see a bit of our own mortality inside each melted or mutated figure.