Eyes up, Guardians. The Police *Were* on Twitch.
With Twitch experiencing exponential growth, the Seattle Police Department launched their own channel, a virtual rec center where community members could connect with police. The experiment was short-lived, and the department suspended Twitch operations following a controversial broadcast.
A panel of community experts will explore whether or not there is a place for police and government engagement in this digital space, as well as whether specific game genres or content should be off limits.
Kurt Schlosser [Reporter, Geekwire], James Feore [Assistant Director, Seattle Online Broadcasters Association], Tobias Coughlin-Bogue [Freelance Journalist], Nick Hunt-Walker [Software Development Instructor, Code Fellows], Brooke Pinkston [KIRO 7 News]