Japan, India, Poland
By attending conventions and meeting with clubs, I will look at geek culture in Japan, Brazil, India, and Poland, exploring the conflict between individual and community identity in a personal and global context. How do people around the world, who are told that their passions are weird, who are forced to love those things in solitude, come together as a community? How does my identity and experience fit into this larger geek community? While we are spread across the globe and live in very different contexts, these questions and problems tie geeks together. By seeing how others address these questions I hope to discover answers of my own.