The Philosophy Of Poké­mon Go­los­o­phy

Wise­crack’s The Philosophy Of… se­ries is among the rare ech­e­lon of YouTube video es­says that don’t make us want to blow our brains out. Its in­sight into Poké­monGo frames the phe­nom­e­non in terms of the so­ci­etal, re­li­gious and philo­soph­i­cal his­to­ries of walk­ing, with sup­port­ing quotes from lu­mi­nar­ies such as Frédéric Gros and Friedrich Ni­et­zsche. If you’ve a pass­ing in­ter­est in the sub­ject of ur­ban to­pog­ra­phy and the mod­ern flâneur, this is a use­ful in­tro­duc­tion to the way

Poké­monGo play­ers have re­vived the art of ‘dérive’, re­cod­ing a phys­i­cal space by us­ing a dig­i­tal tool.

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