what is popturf?

The internet is great. We spend a lot of time on it. We also spend a lot of time watching movies and tv shows, listening to music, reading books, and playing video games.

But that’s not all we do. Occasionally, we like to venture out into the physical world. We like to learn things, see new places, and interact with other people.

We thought it would be fun if we could combine those areas of our lives. That it might be neat to see the locations where they filmed scenes in our favorite movies and tv shows. That it might be interesting to visit the places where pieces of music history were added to the big puzzle. To witness the settings where the characters in our favorite books and novels made their big decisions. To visit the spots where we selflessly saved the world in our favorite video games.

In short, we wanted to see the places where artists and creators had collided with the physical world. We wanted to learn where the thoughts, words, music, pictures, writings, films, and paradigms of our lives actually came from. Where are they? We knew of a few in our neighborhood that we liked to take visitors to. But then we thought if others pitched in and told us about the unique spots in their neighborhoods, then the next time we visit that place we could see them too. If enough people helped out, then we might have something fun and useful.

You could call it cultural cartography, but we call it popturf. We hope you like to explore like we do, and that we can play this game together. It should be fun.