When Pokémon Go launched, it felt like everyone had something to say about it. But much of the media buzz was failing to provide any real insight or context. I knew my academic friends had useful perspectives to share, but scholarly writing is slow by design and not often able to respond to of-the-moment events.
I recruited a handful of brilliant colleagues, inviting them to offer first impressions in a collaborative post, encouraging timely commentary without the pressure of footnotes.
(I also stepped in as illustrator to whip up these "deconstructed Pikachu" graphics.)
Keeping scholarly types on a tight deadline is not easy, but we pulled it off, getting the post edited and live on Medium while the topic was still buzzworthy. It was a real pleasure to work with this group of big thinkers, and to help create an insightful post that serves now as a time capsule of what we were thinking during a monumental week in augmented reality.
[Read the whole piece on Medium.]