Concepts of identity are inherently fluid and flexible and our understandings of learning are becoming less strongly bonded to institutions and specific educational spaces. This is a landscape where the form is contingent on the beholder. A place where learning opportunities shift and adjust to the learner.
How about this for mapping virtual spaces to real locations. The London bloggers directory overlaid on the iconic London tube map ... but does this work? There is something here which implies that geographical proximity automatically places one within a parallel online community. For me, the joy of an online community or network is precisely the opposite ... the sense of release from such geographical anchors.