1. What To Bring For Life On The Lam

    Ever dreamed of leaving your life and starting a new one? 

    That’s exactly what Evan Ratliff did in August of 2009 in a story for Wired magazine

    Going on the lam takes a lot of preparation. Here’s Evan’s list of essentials for life on the run. Read more about his adventure and check out previously unreleased media in a version he recently built with Creatavist

    MacBook A lifeline to your old life. Evan used his to keep tabs on his pursuers, to make travel arrangements, and check email. Be sure to cover your tracks with a software program that masks IP addresses, like Tor.

    Internet On The Go Evan used a mobile broadband device from Virgin Mobile—the only company not requiring a background check to sign up. 

    Prepaid Phones Only for emergencies. Before leaving California, Evan disabled the battery on his personal cell phone to render it untraceable. 

    Anonymous Money Evan used prepaid gifts cards he paid for in cash: MasterCard, Visa, American Express. One that looked like a credit card and had his new name: JD Gatz.

    Other Helpful Gadgets: 

    • 2 iPods

    • 7 flash drives

    • Camera to document new looks

    • Power cords

    • Electric hair clipper and mustache dye

    • Inverter to charge electronics in a car

    • USB cord

    • Hands-free cell phone device

    • Skype microphone and headset

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    Sure, it might have been easier for Evan to hunker down Walden Pond-style, but he’ll be the first to tell you that wasn’t the point.

     

  2. Read Vanish and then create your own story about going on the lam with Creatavist

  3. 
Friday, August 14, 2009
5:38 p.m.
Day 1
wired announces the disappearance of one Evan Ratliff, with a $5,000 bounty on his head.

During the month-long manhunt for our CEO, thousands of people combed through dozens of clues to try to find Evan’s location. During his journey, Evan recorded video diaries and collected ephemera that no one has seen. Until now. 
Using the Creatavist tool, Evan reimagines life on the lam, and for the first time is able to share some of the digital scraps he collected along the way.
See Evan’s story here: http://atav.st/1choVYP
And build your own with Creatavist: http://creatavist.com

    Friday, August 14, 2009

    5:38 p.m.

    Day 1

    wired announces the disappearance of one Evan Ratliff, with a $5,000 bounty on his head.

    During the month-long manhunt for our CEO, thousands of people combed through dozens of clues to try to find Evan’s location. During his journey, Evan recorded video diaries and collected ephemera that no one has seen. Until now

    Using the Creatavist tool, Evan reimagines life on the lam, and for the first time is able to share some of the digital scraps he collected along the way.

    See Evan’s story here: http://atav.st/1choVYP

    And build your own with Creatavist: http://creatavist.com

  4. A wired story about disappearing in the digital age, reimagined with Creatavist.   

    Read Vanish

    Trailer produced by Chris Osborn

  5. How hard is it to disappear in an online world?

    Evan Ratliff talks to KPCC about his groundbreaking Vanish story for Wired, which will be released later this summer as an enhanced Creatavist story. 

  6. With Argo’s Golden Globe wins last night, today is a good day to read the Josh Bearman story that inspired the movie! 
And while you’re at it, check out Baghdad Country Club. 

    With Argo’s Golden Globe wins last night, today is a good day to read the Josh Bearman story that inspired the movie! 

    And while you’re at it, check out Baghdad Country Club

  7. longformpodcast:

    Episode 17: Joshua Davis

    Joshua Davis, contributing editor at Wired and author of the new ebook John McAfee’s Last Stand, interviewed by Aaron Lammer.

    “This is a pretty unique situation [for me]. Never has a multimillionaire tech pioneer gone on the lam for a murder and called me from hiding. Yeah, this is a first.”

    Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week’s episode!

  8. Ambition. Paranoia. Sex. Joshua Davis’s new Wired Single on the madness of John McAfee.  

    Ambition. Paranoia. Sex. Joshua Davis’s new Wired Single on the madness of John McAfee.  

  9. Wired looks back at the people, places, and things that defined the 1920s and ’30s. Read our latest story for another picture of the era.

    Wired looks back at the people, places, and things that defined the 1920s and ’30s. Read our latest story for another picture of the era.

  10. In Wired, Deborah Blum explains how she got inside the mind of a cannibal. 
Get Angel Killer. 

    In Wired, Deborah Blum explains how she got inside the mind of a cannibal. 

    Get Angel Killer