InfraNet Lab posts about the electrical power grid both as big damn infrastructure and the natural world's marginal respite from humanity.
Also mentioned is the On The Grid photo show ongoing in Providence RI, which seems more than a good case for the latter.
My agoraphobic, Stilgoe-esque reaction is that the world is too much with us sentient bipeds as well.
If you too are ready to switch off/on/out/whatever, you'll see me there. But only if I don't see you first.