"ROAM is an interactive urban exploration game for smartphones that helps players get lost. It subverts our reliance upon and relationship to GPS navigation technologies. Using ROAM, players get lost and are asked to creatively capture their journey and share geo-tagged photographs using in-camera photography and tags. As participants ROAM, they are challenged to let go of control and engage in an aesthetic journey through the city. With more users, navigation paths will cross and create a collaboratively produced narrative map of urban spaces. In addition to the web app, there are ROAM playing cards which allows players to ROAM in locations without wifi or in team play.
The proposal for ROAM received the 2014 Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas CADD FUNd grant. ROAM is currently a web app available for play on any browser at www.roamgetlost.com."