Visual & Media Arts Faculty
Associate Professor (2004)
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, Ph.D. University of Southern California
Eric Gordon's research focuses on location-based media, technology and community, and serious games.
He is the director of the Engagement Game Lab where he oversees the design and development of game and social media platforms for local community engagement. His game, Participatory Chinatown, was named best "direct action game" by Games for Change in 2011. And his most recent project – a online game platform called Community PlanIt - just launched with the Boston Public Schools in September 2011 and will be used in cities throughout the country to engage communities in planning.
He is the co-author (with Adriana de Souza e Silva) of Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World (Blackwell, 2011) and the author of The Urban Spectator: American Concept-cities From Kodak to Google (Dartmouth, 2010).
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