Douglas Brunton is a doctoral degree candidate in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. A critical/cultural scholar, his dissertation project—The Creole Web: A dasein for the digital—constructs the creole, rooted in the Latin creare; as the primary technological product of the global political economy of the Age of Empire created by language, collective memory and place—the Terra Incognita of the Americas. Presenting this identity as both lens and method; this project offers a new understanding of the personal and social constructions afforded by the New World of online spaces as people continue to negotiate the intricacies of time, place, and interpellations in such unmapped or unknown spaces. The interest in media, culture, and identity in global contexts; informs another related strand of research into digital surveillance. This work being mainly concerned with the role the interpretive constructs of identity are policed.