Saturday, February 14, 2015

Place Hacking: Venturing Off Limits by Michael J Rosen

Place Hacking: Venturing Off Limits

This book is an interesting introduction to "place hacking" which is defined as "recreational activities that explore an adventure in off-limits spaces". With lovely photos, the book explains and gives examples of three different types of place hacking; urban exploration where the hacker simply investigates and documents and enjoys ruined or restricted places like bridges, tunnels and buildings, urban adventure where the hacker performs some sort of activity, and infiltration where the hacker goes into a "live" site that is still in use. There is a glossary and timeline and a list of the dangers of place hacking. The book would be good for middle and high school ages and above. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.

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