What better way to represent the world today than with the computer parts that connect us? This world map was created by UK artist Susan Stockwell for the University of Bedfordshire. As you can see the piece mimics the colour and relief of the world’s landforms. I particularly love the bundle of cables linking the Andes with the Amazon delta. Alas, she omitted Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii, both of which are much larger and more populated (and much more beautiful!) than many of the other islands depicted on the map. It happens a lot, unfortunately, so perhaps she was working from a faulty model. In any case it’s still a beautiful map. You can see more pictures at technabob and on Susan Stockwell’s website.