Ingrid Burrington

Adjunct Instructor

Ingrid Burrington is an artist who writes, makes maps, and tells jokes about places, politics, and the weird feelings people have about both. She is the author of Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure (Melville House Publishing), and has previously written for The Atlantic, The Nation, The Verge, and other outlets. Her work has been supported by Data & Society Research Institute, Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and Rhizome.

Networks of New York, 2015
Networks of New York, 2015


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.