The dimensions of the online world are often presented visually by a typographic cacophony that allows selected tidbits of language to emerge from the aether: listen, experiment, inspire, change, discuss, create... This vision suggests "fluidity of language, mutation and transformation, media saturation, random noise, virtual chaos, layered clutter. If you went deeper into space, layering even more words on top of words, the colors would ultimately dissolve into blackness. If every word were a sound, you'd just hear a hazy, constant din. Mostly, it's an allusion to chaos, to our perception that cyberspace is cluttered with bits, to an anxiety that there is so much 'out there' that it's incomprehensible."
Compare this with the clean, streamlined, sleek modernist fantasy of the mid-20th century.
The Internet has "changed our perception of space, precisely because the sheer volume of interconnectivity is beyond our imagination, whether it be language-based, data-based, or community-based. Add black holes and photographs of asteroidal moons around Jupiter, and our world seems increasingly expansive. So, if we cannot map it, how can we understand it?"