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 hub for advancing social change with games. Benjamin also worked at the MacArthur Foundation as a program officer in their portfolio on Digital Media and Learning. Benjamin’s publications include research on participatory design, neighborhood storytelling, and urban mapping by bicycle.