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🕳 Networks of Philly with Mike Dank

September 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event flyer with black sans-serif text and a pink-orange gradient around the border. The text reads "Networks of Philly / A presentation on urban telecon infrastructure by Mike Dank / Saturday, September 24th / 2:00 p.m. / Iffy Books / 319 N. 11th St. #3E (3rd floor)." In the middle of the flyer there's a manhole cover with a hexagon pattern and the inscription "W•U•Tel•Co"

On Saturday, September 24th at 2 p.m., Mike Dank will give a presentation on the hidden internet infrastructure that surrounds us in Philly. Hope to see you there!

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Philadelphia’s network infrastructure is messy, clumsy, and often unseen by the general public. Wandering the streets, you may get a vague understanding of what’s going on—a manhole cover sits unassumingly on the crosswalk, or maybe a mysterious box with an antenna sits high upon a wall in a back alley, humming into the night. Under your feet and above your eye line, data is soaring by through brightly-lit fiber cable and ethereal radio transmission. The city is alive, but few may ever understand to what extent.

A manhle cover with the letters "EB"

Orange spraypaint on an asphalt street, spelling "MCI"

A manhole cover with letters in the center that spell "P E Co"

A photo of a plastic box attached to a pole, with an air monitoring device attached to the side.

A photo of 500 S. 27th St., a large, windowless, brick building with the AT&T logo on the side.

Red pixelated text on a black background: "You have just stumbled upon a really cool piece of infrastructure!" White text below says "networksofphilly.org"

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September 24, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Iffy Books (319 N. 11th St.)
319 N. 11th St. #2I
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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