We experience the infrastructure of digital information networks in our everyday lives in the same ways that we experience other industrial infrastructures, such as trains, indoor plumbing, central heating, or copper-wire telephone landlines. The absence or presence of certain nodes in a technical network, whether that be a train station, a cellular tower or a Wi-Fi hotspot characterises modern living, and the feeling of being infrastructured is something that we all experience at different junctures in everyday life. Network connections (and disconnections) reconfigure the spaces around us, just as they influence the ways in which we move ourselves around these networks because they enable a multiplicity of experience. Train networks and mobile phone networks create mobility; both networks move things through time and space in material ways.

From Amelia Acker, "When is a Record? A Research Framework for Locating Electronic Records in Infrastructure" (2014)
Karly W.