I don’t know that I agree with all of this. But it’s close—consider this a placeholder for a wealth of links on this topic.
Links relevant to backpackers, river paddlers and hitchhikers.
A travelogue culled from the ephemeral photos and tagged notes. Check out the NYT article on which the layout is based. (This notion of combining ephemeral things into more substantial texts is the aim of my hypertexting effort.)
How to live in a mall. (See also: Roofman.)
A role-playing game that can be played with stones in a bag. Perfect for long hikes in the mountains.
Game to play while hiking. You simply tell the other person that they are on ‘Spacelab’. There is a yellow door there. Also, there is a monkey in a spacesuit. Then ask: what do you do? (Reassure them: “This is Spacelab. This is your choice.”) Continue to give them more choices. Watch out—they may encounter space skeletons. There is also a secret ‘kid with a ladybug helmet’.
“An interface for San Francisco.” Do I bother describing this? I’m trying to decide if I just let you do the homework on this one. I mean I’ve already made it so easy for you. But I don’t know if I can trust you. IM SORRy! I JUST DONT KNOW wYOU!! You can’t expect me to just have all this faith and confidence in your ability to actually click on these links and read anything!! Ok okokok I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I will describe it to you. I will.