Images of globalization

Urban Growth per Hour

This world map shows the population growth per hour projected through 2015 in some of the fastest growing cities with more than one million people. Source: http://www.urban-age.net/10_cities/_data/data_UAC.html (please visit for more information)

Urban Growth per Hour

2009 Global Internet Map

"The map‘s global projection traces the intercontinental links between the countries of Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and Africa. Regional close-ups provide insight into key routes within each region. Nine accompanying figures and tables present valuable data on Internet bandwidth by country, regional and global Internet capacity growth, backbone providers, traffic by application, wholesale pricing, and broadband user growth" (http://www.telegeography.com/products/map_internet/index.php).

2009 Global Internet Map

Global Brain?

This image, captured in May 1999, maps all backbone routers based on distance from Lumeta's mapping host in New Jersey. On the color scale, yellow represents the closest nodes, while dark red is farthest away. Readers can construct their own metaphors about this image's similarity to neural networks of a human brain.
Source: http://www.informationweek.com/galleries/showImage.jhtml?galleryID=246&i...

Global Brain?

Commodity flows: Starbucks, McDonald's

Starbucks and McDonald's Map, International Networks Archive (INA), Princeton University (http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/index.html)

This map visualize the commodity flow mediated by Starbucks and McDonald's.

Commodity flows: Starbucks, McDonald's