I've personally been in on a half-dozen of these sessions myself, only a few of which have made it to the actual HyGrid. Today, I cut up and uploaded nearly 40 pieces from a HyGrid Unplugged created in late 1998 in Portland.
You can jump right into the middle of it here: ...hygrid?center=syd056.jpg&layout=4
I really love the analog roughness of stained paper. Also, sitting around a table with a bunch of friends, a heap of drawing utensils and mugs of coffee is a lot of fun.
SYD is the ID I'm using for all "HyGrid Unplugged" uploads. If you have some multi-artist unplugged stuff you'd like to upload under SYD, get the pieces to me somehow and we'll set it up.
Even if you are working alone, hand-drawn HyGrid pieces can be a gas. Try it.
Currently, I have an unplugged set from Burning Man 1999 I still need to scan. Also, we have a free-roaming unplugged stuck into the guestbook of a Portland coffeeshop that's continually being added to by its patrons.
Here are some other "unplugged" spots of HyGrid:
...hygrid?center=syd007.jpg (Omaha, 1996)
...hygrid?center=syd103.gif (Omaha, 1996)
I'm going to try to keep all of the unplugged segments attached to one another, perhaps create a whole unplugged "neighborhood" of HyGrid.