The year is 2016, groups of youths gather menacingly in public places. What are they up to? Dealing? Scheming? Plotting to overthrow Boomers once and for all? Actually, they are catching cartoon ‘animals’ on their smartphones. Yes Pokemon Go famously got youths out into the great outdoors… to stare at their screens and ignore the … Continue reading Augmented ‘reality’? →
Or How I stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Pokemon Go:Wow. Where to start here….So I was one of the crazy people who played Ingress, the precursor to Pokemon Go. It was a fun game about taking bases, supporting your “team” and walking about a lot….
Between 1990 and 1992, I took a Media Studies A Level course at a Cardiff tertiary college. I learned about media ownership and news values, the history of radio, how television signals are produced, and got to try my hand at some practical media production too. My final extended essay was on the rise of … Continue reading “Thing 18: Augmented and Virtual Reality”