Today’s discussions about space and Google maps reminded me of a site I came across on Stumbleupon years ago where you intentionally get “lost” on Google Maps. I looked it up and it’s a game developed by the BBC- the premise is that you’re dropped in a random location in the world, and just by looking around you and digitally walking around, you pick up on clues and guess where you are on a map of the world.
You can challenge friends and set a timer, but the idea is really cool in that you can do a sort of digital dérive from your own computer. Granted, the internet involves a pretty significant mind/body divide, but I feel like the game plays with the ideas of space, disorientation, and disconnects between physical and cultural maps in that the landscape and architecture of the area should give you cultural clues to find your location.
Check it out here!