Joshua McVeigh-Schultz is a de­signer, scholar, and media maker in the Media Arts and Prac­tice PhD pro­gram in the School of Cin­e­matic Arts (US). He is in­ter­ested in the in­ter­sec­tion be­tween in­ter­ac­tiv­ity de­sign and rit­u­als of pub­lic life. He com­pleted an MA in Asian Stud­ies at UC Berke­ley and an MFA in UC Santa Cruz’s Dig­i­tal Arts and New Media pro­gram. He works as a re­searcher for the In­sti­tute for Mul­ti­me­dia Lit­er­acy and is a mem­ber of the Civic Paths re­search group, study­ing new mod­els of po­lit­i­cal en­gage­ment at the in­ter­sec­tion of civics and pop-cul­ture. He is also a de­signer in the Mo­bile and En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­search Lab, where he de­vel­ops spec­u­la­tive ex­pe­ri­ences for built en­vi­ron­ments and mo­bile in­ter­ac­tion.