Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet


Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
Andrew Blum

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Walking TourSOLD OUT
5:30 p.m.
RSVP required

Talk & Reception
7:00 p.m.
594 Broadway, Suite 607

The Internet has changed everything. Yet the network itself, its physical nuts and bolts, remains utterly obscured, hidden in secret locations and behind closed doors. In his new book, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, journalist Andrew Blum goes inside the Internet’s physical infrastructure–its buildings–and flips on the lights. Tubes is a book about real places on the map: their sounds and smells, their storied pasts, their physical details, and the people who work there.

Blum will lead a walking tour of the Internet’s infrastructure in lower Manhattan, followed by a short talk and reception at the Architectural League.

Andrew Blum is a journalist writing about architecture, design, technology, urbanism, art, and travel. He is a contributing editor at Metropolis and Urban Omnibus, and his articles and essays have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, Popular Science and Architectural Record, among many other publications.

Admission and Reservations
Admission for both the walking tour and the reception is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for the walking tour. Space is limited to 25 people. Reserve a space by emailing: Reservations are not necessary for the talk and reception.

Co-sponsored by Studio-X NYC.