In her book Wanderlust: A History of Walking Rebecca Solnit writes: “Walking is a constellation whose three stars are the body, the imagination and the wide-open world".
How can this be extrapolated to cyberspace? Perhaps:
“Netsurfing is a constellation whose three stars are the mind, the imagination and the wide-open internet".
This month we're celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing. Few people connect this celebration with the fact that by some spooky serendipity 1969 was the year that humans landed first ‘on’ the moon (July) and then ‘in’ cyberspace (the first two nodes of the internet were connected in September).
Today the mountains of the Moon remain largely neglected and unexplored, but cyberspace has evolved into a deeply familiar habitat with a complex geography shaped by those who inhabit it. It could be said that the entering of cyberspace has proved to be a far more profound experience than the entering of outer
Image: Detail of ACC 1992 calendar, commissioned by Roland Bryan, a collaborative effort by ACC staff and the artist Chuck Huckeba