MIT's latest project creates an image of the United States based on how people make contact with one another.

MIT’s Senseable City Lab continues to confound established cartography with their interactive illustrations of how information sharing defies traditional borderlines. Not content with simply contending that Wales doesn’t exist, the Lab has now trained its sights on better understanding the vast expanse of America.

The latest project helmed by Carlo Ratti, director of the MIT Senseable City lab, looks at relationships between regions based on on mapping phone data.The project begins with the assumption that social connections between peoples and communities are what allow larger bodies of people to adhere into some form of meaningful structure:

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