Last year a Google map proved once and for all that no matter how deep American children dug holes in their backyards, they would never reach China. The antipode (diametric opposite) for most of the United States, the map showed, would have them emerging salivating for egg rolls beneath the Indian Ocean. I doubt this is crushing many kids’ dreams these days, since the world as we know it has become such a smaller place in the last generation. But what does the smallness of the planet—and its increased interconnectedness—mean for the spirit of exploration?
Well, as you might’ve guessed, we believe that the spirit of exploration is alive and well—even if it’s less connected with earthly terrain. And even though you read a bound magazine but surf the endless web, we set out to prove that the spirit of exploration can flourish within the confines of the print medium.