June 28, 2018 by Sam Gill and Lilian Coral
Akron, Ohio, residents explore downtown using Pokémon GO. Photo by Tim Fitzwater.
In summer 2016, Pokémon GO took the world by storm. Large crowds teemed in public spaces around the globe at all hours. We saw a prime opportunity to learn more about how our society, and its ubiquitous digital technology, might further spark public life in the communities where we work.