1999: Mappa.Mundi Magazine
WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU SEE CYBERSPACE?
In 1998, we decided to explore other business models. We had
received a National Science Foundation
to explore the concept of an
"Internet Atlas." Rather than transition that research into a
venture-funded startup, we
handed the grant off to our co-researchers
at the University of San Diego and went off to start a company called Invisible
Worlds. Invisible Worlds has since gone the way of many other
.com startups, but while we were there we started a web zine called
what it means to visualize cyberspace. When we left the .com
world to come back to our roots in the world of public works and
open source, we were able to negotiate rights to the magazine back.
Mappa.Mundi featured an eclectic set of interviews and essays
about navigation and visualization. The material ranged from
After the magazine stopped publishing, we archived the material, but the
domain name seemed too good to waste. Mappa.Mundi will soon become
the home of our Core Technologies Program, a home for our basic
technology development efforts.