Engagement Lab, Emerson College
Eric Gordon is a professor of media arts at Emerson College and the executive director of the Engagement Lab. His research focuses broadly on democratic process and participation in digital culture, with a specific interest in understanding how play and games can enhance civic engagement. He has served as an expert advisor to development organizations and NGOs around the world, and municipal governments in the United States. He is committed to participatory research and design, where outcomes have clear and direct benefit to communities. Professor Gordon is the author of two books, including The Urban Spectator: American Concept-city from Kodak to Google (Dartmouth 2010) and Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World (Blackwell 2011). And he is the editor of Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice (MIT Press, 2016).