Erhardt Graeff is a sociologist and civic technologist. His work explores creative uses of media and technology for civic and political engagement. His recent writing has covered youth digital activism, civic drone design, bots and information privacy, and political memes. He regularly leads workshops on civic media and participatory design for students, teachers, and social entrepreneurs. Erhardt is a PhD student at the Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab and a founding trustee of The Awesome Foundation, which gives small grants to innovative and promising projects.