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Friday, June 29 • 11:45am - 12:30pm
Panel - Cities Remixing PokémonGO

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How can cities remix and align popular games with local goals? More than a year after launch, several tried something new with PokémonGO. San Jose recruited more than 35,000 players to participate in an Open Streets event to reimagine public space; libraries in Philadelphia created neighborhood maps for players to engage with community murals. The future will likely bring more of these “mass-local” games. We profile some emerging tactics for city organizing.

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Benjamin Stokes

Assistant Professor, American University
Benjamin Stokes is a civic media scholar and designer at American University with the Game Lab and School of Communication. His designs for cities have introduced neighbors, retold local history, and rebuilt payphones. Previously, Benjamin co-founded Games for Change, the movement... Read More →

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Nathaniel Eddy

Strategy Coordinator, Free Library of Philadelphia
Nate began his career with the Free Library in 2005 and served as an Adult/Teen Librarian at various Neighborhood Libraries throughout the city. In 2013, he joined the newly created Strategic Initiatives Department as Strategy Coordinator and has worked to advance the objectives of... Read More →
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Eric Gordon

Director and Professor, Engagement Lab at Emerson College
Eric Gordon is the founding director of the Engagement Lab and a professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts. Eric studies media and technology in civic and political participation. He is particularly interested in the transformation of civic institutions, including government... Read More →
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Ed Solis

Recreation Superintendent, City of San Jose
Ed leads the Placemaking Team for the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Service in San Jose, Ca. Ed's team lead public space activation in parks and the city's flagship open streets program, Viva CalleSJ. Ed is responsible for bringing open streets to San Jose which... Read More →

Friday June 29, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Starr Foundation