Author: Benjamin Stokes

New paper: Designing in “Constellations”

We will be presenting at PDC16 in August (in Denmark!) on a new paper.  Ours is a short paper under the umbrella of “Participatory Design With and Within Communities” (see the program for Short Papers Session A). OFFICIAL TITLE: Designing in

Workshop at PDC16 in Denmark this August

Going to PDC16?  Come and learn with us!  In this half-day learning workshop, you’ll get to prototype with our “game toolkit” on hybrid games, connecting urban furniture to digital flows of communication.  (We’ll also be presenting in a related session on Designing in

SKIN reflections and coverage

Here are a few pictures and quotes from the group show we are in at the LA Municipal Art gallery. The show is called “SKIN,” and is open until April 18th, as we previously announced. Our co-founder Ben Caldwell opened the door to

SKIN: a Show at the LA Municipal Art Gallery

Join us when our Sankofa Red payphone travels to Skin, courtesy of co-founder Ben Caldwell.  Reception Sunday February 7th from 2-5pm; subsequently open Feb 7-April 17, 2016. For details, see the event page on Facebook. Official description: This exhibition, SKIN, addresses issues that have

Book released: LA Rebellion

Exciting news: a book on the LA Rebellion was recently released, featuring in part our co-founder, Ben Caldwell. Below is a photo of Ben, holding a copy.  Our payphone work continues to be inspired by their influence.  (Editors of the book

Join our workshop at the Digital Media and Learning conference, June 13th

We are hosting a two-hour Saturday workshop at the Digital Media and Learning conference.  Register for just the day (June 13, the third day) or see a list of all workshops.  Ours will be from 11am-1pm, in the room called The Palace.

Montage of LPC + Sankofa Says

By the way, here’s a neat montage of the Leimert Phone Company and the Sankofa Says game, courtesy of Karl Baumann:   (This image was made by Karl for the end of the year iMap showcase.)

Article Published on “Neighborhood Planning of Technology”

Last week our first journal article was published! The article was peer-reviewed as part of a special issue on urban planning in the Journal of Community Informatics. Our subject was the “Neighborhood Planning of Technology: Physical Meets Digital City from the Bottom-Up

Trailer of our game Sankofa Says

Check out the new video of our urban game Sankofa Says. The game launched in October 2014 as an official selection of IndieCade, the leading independent games festival. How it works: Sankofa Says is a place-based game that brings people together on the

Our game accepted into IndieCade!

So exciting: our new game Sankofa Says will launch on October 9th at IndieCade — the international festival of independent games! We are honored to be an official selection in the big games category. Join us — our game is free to play!  Oct 9