Does Twitch Plays Pokemon Give You Hope for Humanity? by PBS Idea Channel

Host Mike Rugnetta discusses whether Twitch Plays Pokemon, a stream of what was previously the video game Pokémon Red and is now Pokémon Crystal that is controlled via chat commands, gives us hope for humanity at large in this episode of PBS Idea Channel.

Twitch Plays Pokemon is a version of Pokemon Red controlled via chat on the video streaming site Twitch. And TENS OF THOUSANDS of people are playing this one game simultaneously! How can a group steer the direction of a game? And what can this tell us about anarchy vs democracy?

Written by Rollin Bishop

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