In Japan, the Den-gumo, or "electric spider" spins conductive traces between conveniently situated vertical poles. As the den-gumo feeds on electrical transients, and especially complex signals such as voice communications or internet data, it has exploded into its ecological niche in recent years. While I was in Japan this summer, I began a visual record of this phenomena. The den-gumo itself remained elusive, but I did capture some impressive examples of its art. Technically, I suppose I should have called these pictures Den-gumo-no-su, for Electric Spider Web. New: Dark Roasted Blend has an amazing collection of wiring. DRB: If you want to add these to your collection, feel free :)

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