Our colleague Dr Leighton Evans has a new book out this week. In collaboration with Dr Michael Saker from City University, London, Leighton has produced Intergenerational Locative Play: Augmenting Family, published by Emerald Press.
This book is a brilliant example of the diversity that exists within our department and how we have experts looking at all aspects of media and how it intersects with our daily lives.
In their book, Leighton and Michael look at how the hybrid reality game (HRG) Pokémon Go impacts on the relationships between parents and children. They get to the heart of discussions about whether children spending time on their screens should be associated with antisocial behaviour, mental health-related problems and the disruption of family life.
Their important point is that it doesn’t necessarily play out like that, and indeed, this game actually helps generations get involved in something that can be shared, providing positive and beneficial experiences for everyone.
You can read more about Leighton’s book here… https://bit.ly/3p015Yb