The second instalment of our new series, Graduate Stories, features PhD researcher Sebastian J. Lowe. In this series we showcase some of the outstanding graduate researchers working in various anthropology departments, or on anthropological topics, around Aotearoa New Zealand.
For this week's digest I am addressing space, spatial relations and the new craze of Pokemon GO. The power of the video games both to pop culture and to urban culture. How it becomes a potent force in altering their mutual understandings. Also giving a nod to the US military and the importance of the silence in enacting social change.
Silence, sound, medical science, and Orange is the New Black. This week's digest looks at solidarity, war, spectrums, and understanding - showing the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ sides of humanity and popular culture.