Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
Life six months out
Podcast Overview: It’s been six months since the first TGS graduation and our fifteen graduates have gone their separate ways to begin attending university or enjoy a gap year pursuing their interests. newMedia Lab teacher Lindsay Clark recently sat down for a Skype-based roundtable discussion with six of the grads to discuss how they were adjusting to life post-TGS, and to ask if things were progressing in the manner that they expected them to be. Lindsay also uses the roundtable to pose questions from our current students, who wonder things like what they miss most about TGS, advice they have for a person transitioning from a nomadic to static lifestyle, and whether or not they are having trouble relating to their friends and new classmates.