When cultural conventions operate on minds

Last summer I took a walk to a National City park in Stockholm to try out the newly released Pokemon Go. For those of who haven’t played Pokemon Go, it´s like using the map in a mobile phone but with the exception that name of streets and city-related landmarks are removed and replaced with Pokestops that are placed within a range of bus stops. By reaching the Pokestops one gets balls to catch small cartoonish animals called Pokemons that appears on the map and can be collected. Alongside of me I recognised a group of people that were walking with a map in their hands looking for Tony Cragg sculptures that turned out to be placed within the same range as the Pokestops and where my Pokemons appeared their sculptures came into sight. Continue reading