Emily Simpson, Nathan Bourne, and Jesse Schupack are all one step closer towards the opportunity of a lifetime: receiving the prestigious Watson Fellowship.
"The image of old men at a courtyard picnic table kind of embodies my proposal," says Jesse Schupack
Inspired by memories of old men playing board games at picnic tables, Schupack wants to study the power of both competitive and leisurely board game culture in bridging social divisions and uniting the players of these games.
Visiting various tournaments as well as parks, courtyards, and cafes, Schupack
is "interested in the culture of board games, specifically with how backwards-looking it often seems.