Placehacking the City

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  • Book: Bradley Garrett in Explore Everything: Placehacking the City (2013).

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Brett Scott:

"Take, for example, the urban explorer subculture, chronicled by Bradley Garrett in Explore Everything: Placehacking the City (2013). The search for unusual detours – through a sewer system, for example – is exhilarating because you see things that you’re not supposed to be interested in. Your curiosity takes you to places where you don’t belong. It thus becomes an assertion of individual defiance of social norms. The byproduct of such exploration is pragmatic knowledge, the disruption of standard patterns of thought, and also dealienation – you see what’s behind the interfaces that surround us, coming closer to the reality of our social world." (http://aeon.co/magazine/technology/how-yuppies-hacked-the-original-hacker-ethos/)