Faculty Forum: Games to Empower Neighborhoods

The Media Innovation Lab, Mckinley Building, American University 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016

November 18, 2015 11:00am

Professor Benjamin Stokes will explain how a new kind of of game is fighting segregation and promoting sustainable business.facultyforumevent

A new class of civic games is affecting the real world. Real-world games can go beyond education and training by attempting to get something done, like raising funds or building trust across race and class divides. Different models are needed to understand the impact of such games, especially for local empowerment.

This talk offers a new way to understand how game-based activities can drive economic development alongside community empowerment, and how to evaluate some of the unusual risks of algorithmic policy.

The event will be live streamed

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Co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSi), the AU Game Lab, and AU Library. facultyforumflier