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Ingrid Burrington

Ingrid Burrington is an artist who writes, makes maps, and tells jokes about places, politics, and the weird feelings people have about both. She’s the author of Networks of New York, an illustrated field guide to urban internet infrastructure, and has previously written for The Atlantic, The Nation, The Verge, and other outlets. Her work has previously been supported by Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and Rhizome. She also runs the Data and Society speculative fiction reading group.

All Work

  • Longform
    The Atlantic
    “So what brings you to Atlanta?” the man at the Alamo rental-car desk asked my friend Sam. We responded perhaps more eagerly than necessary. “You know those markings you’ll see on the sidewalk that tell you where a gas main ... Read on The Atlantic
    August 2015
  • Longform
    The Nation
    D&S artist in residence Ingrid Burrtington writes about the history of the term "predictive policing", the pressures on police forces that are driving them to embrace data-driven policing, and the many valid causes for conc... Read on The Nation
    May 2015
  • Longform
    OpenNews Source
    Bots are slippery and weird and not particularly monetizable–which is part of what makes them magic and what maybe puts them at risk. In this article D&S fellow Ingrid Burrington shares her thoughts on bots, GIFs, and ma... Read on OpenNews Source
    April 2015
  • Longform
    The Atlantic
    "The accelerated age buries technological origin stories beneath endless piles of timestamped data. When people lose sight of these origin stories, they do a disservice to our technologies and to ourselves." In this essay Data ... Read on The Atlantic
    March 2015
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