How the internet really works

How the Internet Really Works. An Illustrated Guide to Protocols, Privacy, Censorship, and Governance is a comic book-like introduction to the technical side of the internet. I co-authored and illustrated the book, created layout and cover design, as well as the associated mini-website.

→ Visit the website: https://catnip.article19.org
→ Read an interview with Mallory Knodel and myself.

English original: How the Internet Really Works. An Illustrated Guide to Protocols, Privacy, Censorship, and Governance. 2020. No Starch Press, San Francisco.

German translation: Das Internet gehört uns allen! Protokolle, Datenschutz, Zensur und Internet Governance anschaulich illustriert. 2021. Das Internet gehört uns allen! Protokolle, Datenschutz, Zensur und Internet Governance anschaulich illustriert. dpunkt, Heidelberg.

Polish translation: Internet. Jak działa naprawdę? Ilustrowany przewodnik po protokołach, prywatności, cenzurze i zarządzaniu 2022. Internet. Jak działa naprawdę? Ilustrowany przewodnik po protokołach, prywatności, cenzurze i zarządzaniu Helion, Gliwice.

French translation: Connaissez-vous vraiment internet ? Protocoles, sécurité, censure, gouvernance. 2022. Connaissez-vous vraiment internet ? Eyrolles, Paris.

How the Internet Really Works book cover. Illustration and Layout: Ulrike Uhlig
"Comprehensive and presents the subject well. It will be very helpful to all people doing IML, digital literacy training, and other educational activities." — Stéphane Bortzmeyer (IETF)
How the Internet Really Works. HTTP and HTTPS. Ulrike Uhlig
"The present book has no lesser goal than to […] lay the foundations of competence for a democratic, resilient and sustainable digital society" — Linus Neumann (Chaos Computer Club)
How the Internet Really Works. Ulrike Uhlig
"Probably the best book out there providing an informative and accessible overview of the Internet and its aspects such as structure, operation, technologies, security, and governance." — Venkatesh Prasad on GoodReads
How the Internet Really Works website. Hardware addresses. Ulrike Uhlig
"It […] clearly explains how data moves through the tubes. If you've had a couple of internet classes, you'll find yourself saying, "Oh!" and "yeah?" while reading this one." — Maire on GoodReads
How the Internet Really Works website. Border Gateway Protocol. Ulrike Uhlig
"I […] really appreciate the author’s efforts to ensure the reader knows that we do have the power to influence and actively engage in global policy and internet governance even as civil citizens." — Vanessa on GoodReads
How the Internet Really Works. Internet Governance. Ulrike Uhlig
"Really a beautiful book" — Linus Neumann (Chaos Computer Club)
How the Internet Really Works book backcover. Illustration and Layout: Ulrike Uhlig
How the Internet Really Works book backcover. Illustration and Layout: Ulrike Uhlig