After WikiLeaks released the diplomatic cables on 28. November 2010, several DNS services refused to resolve the domains.
In the days and weeks after this incident about 2.200 mirror sites were set up by volunteers. This event shows how the decentralized structure of the internet was used to prevent censorship and depression.
The video shows a visualization of the wikileaks mirrors.
Some technical details: The data was scraped using node.js. After resolving the domains a GeoIP database was used for geocoding.
For the visualization itself I used Processing with the GLGraphics library to create an application that lets you move the globe by cursor interaction. The textures are processed by a shader, written in GLSL.
More technical details can be found here:
ioexception.de/2011/09/23/globale-verteilung-der-wikileaks-mirror-visualisieren (in german)
micha.elmueller.net/2011/07/visualization-traceroute (in english)