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[liberationtech] new report on mobile games and civic engagement ("Civic Tripod" -- with ties to learning and art)

Benjamin Stokes bstokes at
Thu Jun 28 16:33:11 PDT 2012

We are excited to announce a new report on *mobile games and civic 
engagement *-- with ties to art games and learning.  Check out our 
interviews with game designers, profiles of mobile innovations, and 
cross-linking essays. The report is published by MIT Press/IJLM, and was 
initially funded by Intel.
(a) The report is available here: **
(b) Official stub at MIT Press:

Do you have comments?  We would love to hear your reflections on the 
report.  Our goal is to start a conversation that looks across cases, 
and lightly ties theory from multiple disciplines together.  Some 
questions for you: What would you *add *to this report?  What is the 
next step for *research *in this area?  Is this *format *a useful way to 
reach practitioners and academics?  Let us know.

Sincerely (in no particular order), the report co-authors:
Benjamin Stokes, Jeff Watson, Susana Ruiz
University of Southern California, Schools of Cinema and Communication

p.s. -- Here's a teaser from the report: /"This report addresses the 
mobile frontier for civic games, which is fragmented across the applied 
domains of activism, art and learning. We argue that these three domains 
can and should speak jointly --- an approach we call the civic "tripod." 
Our site structure is part of its contribution, with a curated database 
of projects and interviews from the field."/

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