Augmented Reality: Nostalgic Escape, or Legal Nightmare?

Publication Date
March 23 2017
Madi Klairter (creator)
Niantic (contributor)
The Pokémon Company (contributor)
Media Type
Journal Article
Persuasive Intent
In late July Pokémon Go, an app for smartphones, launched and instantly made headlines. For years, Niantic worked to create the first “real world gaming” platform, and created the app for a worldwide market. The game immediately gathered a huge following, with millions of people roaming parks, neighborhoods, and busy cities to catch virtual monsters. Teens travelled in packs with their eyes on their phones, hatching eggs of the creatures they once only saw on trading cards. While the app died down, losing a third of its players by mid-August, it still ignited a wave of crimes, which showed up in newspapers around the country.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Finger, Hand, Thumb

How to cite this entry
Madi Klairter. (March 23 2017). "Augmented Reality: Nostalgic Escape, or Legal Nightmare?". North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology. North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology. Fabric of Digital Life.