Exploration in the modern world

BBC Radio 4’s Today program recently asked “Where’s left to explore?”. The answer is an interesting discussion of the impact of geospatial technologies and the meaning of exploration that is definitely worth a read.

For my part, I think that while the grand concept of exploration is important it is our small adventures that allow us to explore beyond location into what Anthro or Cultural Geog (me included) will think is most important…our social and cultural interactions. Geocaching, tweetups, and any other small exploration of locations and people are explorations that we can all take and result in grand adventures as well as new understandings, no matter how small, of the world we live in.