holiday special: enter the radarverse
in which we offer you miro magic, voids, gnomes, and the choosing of your own adventure
a few days ago, I asked the editorial squad if anyone had any “fun, cute, easy” ideas we could share on Wavelength this week. We were “winding down” the server for the holidays (read: realistically no one is going anywhere, but we’re encouraging lots of incremental grass-touching - or snow-touching, depending on your hemisphere). We’ll be picking Reporting from RADAR and more of our regular content back up in the new year, but it felt lacking for 2022 to come to an end without one closing dispatch to you all, dear readers.
My prompt brought up a concept we’ve been noodling on for some time: explorations around process-as-product, Miro-as-output, self-guided vs. chronological editorial (originally, I’d imagined a short, cheeky listicle. Thus is RADAR.)
and it spiraled, in the course of a few hours
through Tolkein-esque maps
animal crossing screenshots
many, many miro templates
group-effort hunts for months-old memes
more lore than we knew we had
visions of community-care futures
and homing our beloved frogs into their very own pond
Our “fun, easy, cute” project blossomed into something much bigger, that we couldn’t have had more fun making. So we’re thrilled to present to you, RADAR: Mapped. Part archive, part reflection, part imagination, it’s our own little universe that we invite you to explore at your leisure.
RADAR is a magical little land, and we’ve been so blessed to be worldbuilding with you this year. Happy exploring!
enter the radarverse
these words come to you via @oryzae, with gratitude to chief cartographer @keels223, alongside @andreac, @samaritual, @livster, @emmanuelle naranjo, and literally every last person in the server for the magic that is the map.