Essays on Pokémon Go

Seeking Essays on Pokémon Go

updated:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 – 6:06pm
Kristopher Purzycki
deadline for submissions:
Sunday, August 13, 2017
In July of 2016, Niantic Inc. released Pokémon Go in the United States to unanticipated public interest. In one of the hottest summers on record, millions took to the streets to search for charmanders and dragonites, overwhelming both servers and public spaces. While interest in the mobile application has subsided, Pokémon Go remains a cultural artifact that demands further analysis. Opening conversations on public and civic rhetorics through play, the phenomenon of this simple game exposes critical intersections of race, gender, ability, and class as technological concerns over access, privacy, and privilege.

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