Jaekook Han, Jiwon Shin
Around Us is an interactive website, zine and set of cards visualizing the satellites around us that are currently in use.
In spirit Lisa Park’s Stuff You Can Kick: Toward a Theory of Media Infrastructures, we are investigating the infrastructure of satellites launched in the year 2018 – 19. Satellites have become one of the most essential infrastructures that make distribution of media possible and like most media infrastructures, the extent of the structure is hard to be visually represented in one glance and no human can physically see the whole infrastructure. To add to this difficulty of visualizing infrastructures, satellites, once launched to the Earth’s orbit, are no longer visible to the human eye. Around Us raises awareness of these satellites that comprise an important infrastructure to digital media communications.