GET LOST! is a GPS and compass-enabled adventure I created for the Abandon Normal Devices festival in the Grizedale forest of the UK!
GET LOST! asks people to become "disorienteers" losing their way and rediscovering wonder, helplessness, and imagination using tools they would normally use to find their way. The sense of calm that comes from knowing where you are at all times can be reassuring, but also a bit boring.
Five hundred GET LOST! books were available at the park orientation and visitors center buildings. GET LOST! participants used the included compass (or their gps) and pencil to choose their own adventure through the Grizedale Forest.
I also placed GET LOST! books in pre-existing geocaching boxes throughout the Grizedale forest. Geocaching is a pretty good time, but after a geocacher reaches the destination, the adventure sort of ends with a thud. So I thought it would be fun to give geocachers something to do after they arrived and also have them use their GPS device in ways they never imagined.
Below is slideshow of the GET LOST! Flickr set from the festival.