Usually deemed as juvenile or invaluable, children’s narratives or cartoons are often overlooked in academia and media studies. “Barnacle Head” aims to combat this by using the popular television show “Spongebob” to prove that children’s narratives are worthy of further inspection and that there is more happening beneath the surface.
The card game pairs the three main characters of "Spongebob" with three philosophers. Each card has a quote from the character or their associated philosopher and the player has to choose who the quote belongs to. This project aims to create dialogue on the mix of “high thinking” and “low thinking” and also questions the norm of quickly dismissing what may seem juvenile or irrelevant.