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Benjamin Stokes @bgstokes Washington, DC

New book: “Locally Played”!! Media prof. @AmericanU and @auGameLab. Scholar of play and community empowerment. Democratizing design for stronger places.

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Great to see LOCALLY PLAYED resonate with scavenger hunt designers! https://t.co/oO9ttFgpto
7/1
2020
What a fun conversation! Thank you again @katiesalen @G4C @mitpress — so glad to have LOCALLY PLAYED out in public. https://t.co/37xmCJrgvlHow can games strengthen cities and neighborhoods? Today, join author @bgstokes for a conversation w/ @katieatplayhttps://t.co/fecGXj7BN2
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6/30
2020
Join Games for Change #G4C Talk and Play: LOCALLY PLAYED Book Launch with #facultyfellow @bgstokes Tuesday, June 30… https://t.co/oooVUpY6Yw
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6/29
2020
Social justice activists, creative civic engagement + scholar people, don't miss this book talk from my smart frien… https://t.co/iMxESJq83e
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6/28
2020
I am especially eager to welcome urban reformers into the conversation about real-world games and empowerment.… https://t.co/xWJQBfQPYoThe return to public space -- including through play -- has a new urgency to address systemic issues of racism, and… https://t.co/UiBjmEW5AII'm hoping the book and the event can help articulate a trajectory for those who care about games, not just as arti… https://t.co/4YwzYyehjQWith this event, I want to paint a picture for people about how play can be part of doing good work in cities, and… https://t.co/hWnLmuOCnfAs the pandemic has shown, we need strong communities more than ever. Local play is a truly exceptional force to bu… https://t.co/12E0uxRrI2Come to my book launch for LOCALLY PLAYED on Tuesday! In conversation with @katieatplay, hosted by @G4C and… https://t.co/0gbATHRZDGThere's still time to submit talks and games to Game Devs of Color Expo!! https://t.co/pk2qkj5E2t
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6/26
2020
I wrote a guide to building an SMS bot in about 30 minutes without coding! You write the messages your bot will sen… https://t.co/O5pLyRSljm
Retweeted by Benjamin StokesA peek into another ⁦⁦@knightfdn⁩ data for civic engagement open call winner! Bringing the best of gaming to… https://t.co/a256k19PIn
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6/25
2020
It's so important for these stories to be told. From my colleague at @americanu @AU_SOC Jeffrey Madison - powerful… https://t.co/oLEqMPUer9
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6/23
2020
Come to my book launch with @G4C @katieatplay @mitpress! Next Tuesday the 30th... #LocallyPlayed https://t.co/XYY53SHKev
6/22
2020
What #resilience have you seen in DC communities, in response to Covid-19 and the protests? Call in your story. Our… https://t.co/ueTeGNQS6C
6/17
2020
Please share widely: @AU_SOC is searching for a new Dean. We're looking for someone who shares our passion for en… https://t.co/KclxxORw35
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6/16
2020
@ibogost Agreed. They’re so *certain*. I yearn for more people expressing uncertainty as to which parts of their l… https://t.co/lQPYf0MXoJ
6/12
2020
What fun to be interviewed about my book "Locally Played" by the small-town paper where I grew up! #AshlandOregonhttps://t.co/nbTs3pF0kz
6/7
2020
the main problem with videogames is that they’re not black enough
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6/4
2020
This took forever to make. Over 300 names are in here. If anyone wants a lock screen here you go #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/PY9bDYrKLl
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5/31
2020
#LocallyPlayed, with its focus on games for good embedded into people's local places and daily lives, is a crucial… https://t.co/0BsNu6XVmw
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5/30
2020
@aram Monkeys offer a prehistory of the uncanny valley from which the AI horsemen shall ride forth. ps - the locust… https://t.co/77cDnd2VwI @bgstokes @YennieSolheim That's great! ❤️ My copy of @bgstokes "Locally Played" arrived last week along with… https://t.co/SzGaZKDQzf
Retweeted by Benjamin Stokes @MichelleKeithUS @YennieSolheim @vivek_murthy @NickKristof @WuDunn Fascinating intersections. Eager to hear where t… https://t.co/ERR8mTlMJD
5/29
2020
pumped to get my copy of “locally played” by @bgstokes!! #realworldgames #communitybuilding https://t.co/q42wwcNbVP
Retweeted by Benjamin Stokes @YennieSolheim Thank you, Yennie. Can’t wait to hear what you find useful in it!New book by #AUSOC professor @bgstokes demonstrates the power of games and other playful strategies to create posit… https://t.co/FpVexPbOUE
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5/28
2020
@scrivenix @schock @AU_SOC @bgstokes @LauraDeNardis And here’s my relatively new book: The Essential Guide to Intel… https://t.co/kUbLPGQ7Jr
Retweeted by Benjamin Stokes @scrivenix @schock A couple of good new releases from my colleagues in Comm Studies at @AU_SOC. First up: “Locally… https://t.co/AfTWOQhuJW
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5/23
2020
A precursor to my book Locally Played, this talk highlights how play in cities can require new infrastructure, not… https://t.co/o8Craro712Games are powerful tools for creating social connection. In his new book, #AUSOC professor @bgstokes shows how play… https://t.co/mcphWCEAxc
Retweeted by Benjamin Stokes @aram @AmericanU @paufder @LauraDeNardis Fantastic news to celebrate. We are so lucky to have you at American, Aram!
5/20
2020
Dear city officials, how about using your special authority during #COVID to temporarily allow more outdoor seating… https://t.co/0XLXAYDx1dReclaiming public space for #CovidRecovery #OpenSafely. https://t.co/2aI1h3KYOBModeled with a shirt from @icivics, no less! Looking good, #CivicPlay #CivicLearning #LocallyPlayed! https://t.co/lztoRJ838SGames are powerful tools for creating social connection. In his new book, #AUSOC professor @bgstokes shows how play… https://t.co/Y8NQs4gyZM
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5/18
2020
@miaC @jessie_marie_m Great post! Since the virus can’t affect the game directly, it’s all about shifts in culture,… https://t.co/LCy1Horu8zLovely write-up on my book LOCALLY PLAYED from @AU_SOC, with shoutouts to @SmithsonianACM @mitpresshttps://t.co/SZZDyMPhJ7 @bgstokes Congrats on an amazing new book!! Wonderful contribution to the field https://t.co/rXyfMXbQvd
Retweeted by Benjamin StokesMore on the Big Urban Game here: https://t.co/VEJWFh0djBSo thank you again @katieatplay!!...but also because Katie has long been an amazing mentor, from the founding days of @G4C to her leadership in… https://t.co/KmEHeY0xrO...and because of Katie's own designs that helped inspire the book, particularly Big Urban Game (2003 in the Twin C… https://t.co/IZikE7G3uXThis endorsement means the world to me, both because Katie Salen Tekinbaş is a giant in game design for contributio… https://t.co/BsWr1oke3eKatie highlights the book's analysis of games that communities can use to "strengthen social ties and amplify netwo… https://t.co/6NTBfZ3LhCI'm thrilled at the endorsement of my new book from the amazing @katieatplay, who calls LOCALLY PLAYED a persuasive… https://t.co/9OzlCqtgS5
5/14
2020
#LocallyPlayed provides game designers with a model to strengthen existing networks tied to place and gives city le… https://t.co/jvxp85E43W
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5/13
2020
@bgstokes @mitpress How did I miss this!? CONGRATS!!!!
Retweeted by Benjamin Stokes @GeekDadGamer @mitpress That’d be great — email for details?
5/12
2020
We Need (More) National Service argues David Brooks. I agree. And we should pay the young people who choose to do n… https://t.co/lAHkEpcj32
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5/8
2020
Credit for the cartoonist: I'm told it was Mike DeCarlo, best known for his work with DC Comics. https://t.co/PkLanikumb
5/7
2020
I had such fun today talking with the USC Civic Paths crew about my book LOCALLY PLAYED. #ZoomBookTour. Thank you t… https://t.co/yO7hyZUWHNThat's me in the purple cape... with the retro phone from our Playful Cities class. An amazing gift from our gradua… https://t.co/XiF8i5eDRC
5/6
2020
Gotta Catch 'em All! Discover how games like Pokémon GO brought millions of players out into the public space in… https://t.co/YvqEKHFUJd
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5/3
2020
@LauraDeNardis @ICANN I am thrilled with this outcome. Fantastic for civil society actors and non-commercial uses.
5/1
2020
@aeisman @kcataudella Nice work, @kcataudella!
4/30
2020
@bgstokes The hardest part about reading your book so far is having to stop at every footnote and add the reference to my to-read pile.
Retweeted by Benjamin StokesI just wrote a blog post about my experience working on the DC Storytelling System. Part 1 is insights/lessons, and… https://t.co/94s8OYFJeH
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4/29
2020
@genekoo @SwartzMark @bgstokes thx for the pointer, Gene and Mark. Am now reading this excellent book. https://t.co/cstKbPop9q
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4/27
2020
Really really looking forward to this! Congrats! https://t.co/zOm0miOHyD
Retweeted by Benjamin Stokesa promising read https://t.co/jopc45OulR
Retweeted by Benjamin StokesWonderful review of my wife's exhibition on Moira Dryer @PhillipsMuseum is in today's @nybooks. Go Lily!! On show t… https://t.co/O8KTzm9mrp @TheTurkishLife @CityLab @SANALarc @HelsinkiKuva @tommilaitio @MethodKit @herdingideas @play_the_city Neat story… https://t.co/GlgMGxxSBW @ruha9 My first book, out April 14... LOCALLY PLAYED: Real-World Games for Stronger Places and Communities. From… https://t.co/lihAqoVxQzPerfect timing. Collecting examples of community connection through play for my class. Thank you @bgstokes https://t.co/VEdVRtFlKd
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4/25
2020
Actually puzzle races was pre-zoom, but the point is: this is a good time to embrace the horizontal learning and ne… https://t.co/kJHxZ2y3rlDuring quarantine @augamelab, we've been hosting some killer internal "skill sharing" by Zoom. One of my favorite t… https://t.co/ZxCigxXl80
4/24
2020
@PatientRock1 Can’t wait to hear your thoughts, Austin!
4/23
2020
In #LocallyPlayed, find out how games can make a real-world difference in communities when city leaders tap into th… https://t.co/0QZDn5AloB
Retweeted by Benjamin StokesOn this Eath Day, I’m proud that my university @AmericanU has finally divested from fossil fuels. But I wish they m… https://t.co/Yc2l11Gc0P
4/22
2020
Want to find out how games can make a real-world difference in communities when city leaders tap into the power of… https://t.co/70OOIwNqJr
Retweeted by Benjamin StokesOne example from the book: a game launched in Macon, GA with an alternative currency that spurred investment in loc… https://t.co/GuY2PRpJ4WThanks! My book shows how cities can use play to build social ties, resilience, & fight cultural displacement. The… https://t.co/J0dOTDyl9Z
4/21
2020
Thanks! The book emphasizes #CivicLearning at play, involving libraries and museums in neighborhoods.… https://t.co/jZV4kVXkNq
4/20
2020
@CatyBC @henryjenkins @USCAnnenberg Fantastic group. Can’t wait to see how this grows.
4/15
2020
I’ll say it again: Students/Alumni....always, always, always update your former professors on your achievements no… https://t.co/E6TeWgWE6q
Retweeted by Benjamin Stokesi wrote a little piece on games in these pandemic times at @conversationEDU. Hope my networks enjoy it:… https://t.co/y73LwgwnWJ
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4/14
2020
So happy and excited for @bgstokes! His first book, Locally Played, is now OUT from @MITPress... 📚 Get yours here:… https://t.co/nKfuIedDzR
Retweeted by Benjamin Stokes @AU_SOC @mitpress Good news: it ships from Amazon tomorrow! Details: https://t.co/jFQC106242First up, we are really excited about @bgstokes new book “Locally Played” from @mitpress with forward by… https://t.co/fYLHABUywm
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4/13
2020
@louise_dube @mitpress Thank you! @JWendorfMuhamad @mitpress Thank you!
4/11
2020
@varelidi Thanks, Chloe! Your work aligns perfectly with so many of the ideas in the book. Can't wait to hear what you think.Look what arrived in the mail: My new book — LOCALLY PLAYED! Thanks @mitpress, and Tracy Fullerton for the foreword… https://t.co/uWBf7h2jYg
4/10
2020
Radio feature on our faculty @KelliNDunlap @augamelab on the shift to #esports during #COVID. Nice coverage from th… https://t.co/hbfKZeRyuiThe pain of #COVID19 is a reminder for why local networks matter, including for resilience and community health. Pl… https://t.co/yFS4QkysYsThanks so much @benhecht!Endorsement of my new book LOCALLY PLAYED (out this month) from @benhecht of @Living_Cities ---> "...a must-read fo… https://t.co/ObpWb8GfbU
4/8
2020
@tambraraye @businessinsider Interesting trade offs. I’d imagine great for the recipient in the moment of receiving… https://t.co/brznR8jeVM
4/6
2020
Announcing a full MFA/MA scholarship for an incoming student in Game Design with good CS skills. Tell your talented… https://t.co/Z6leWWrs3N
4/5
2020
I'm the pastor of a DC church. I get 3-5 calls a week for cash assistance. Last week, I got 12: Informal, undocumen… https://t.co/zpszsOJ8Mg
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4/3
2020
A wonderful and dangerous tool. I am a cautious fan. https://t.co/sq0z6ET1vs
4/2
2020
There are still weird things on the internet, ways to go to the theater during social distancing, and group escape… https://t.co/4JlrsUw9xENow Playing: Immersive For ‘Indoor Kids’ — experience remote theatre through Zoom, text messaging, Discord, Slack,… https://t.co/K3d2QXXsQ2
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3/31
2020
By the way, games to fight #Covid_19 ? At the local level, we can go beyond the hand washing PSAs to strengthen nor… https://t.co/OfKKQWl2iDI just sent @mitpress ideas for marketing my first book! “Locally Played” comes out in about three weeks (… https://t.co/3BQOx5AQgH
3/29
2020
I am co-working in person almost exclusively with #PixelatedDuck. #CoronaCoworking. And yes, we were friends before… https://t.co/kTeDaYLk4b
3/26
2020
Thanks for including us @ELSTUDIOARCH and @DCArchCenter. Great work from @LoewenMitchell @hahaharroyo @tambraraye.… https://t.co/zsFmF83TQ7
3/25
2020

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