The hotel that I’m staying at in Sapporo has a bath on the top floor that everyone is hanging out at. Naked. Because that’s how you roll in Japanese baths. You get naked and hang out together. Gender segregated of course, though that makes it even less interesting to me. I’m not judging or being prude – I just not entirely keen on the idea of hanging out naked with a bunch of people that I’m attending a conference with discussing social movements and big data all day long. Or people I’m not hanging out all day discussion social movements and big data with to be honest. I just don’t want to hang out with a bunch of naked people. Is that too much to ask?