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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20072019
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Biography

Alan Hook is a researcher in New Media and Play, and has worked in games and virtual environments development for over 10 years. He has exhibited his research internationally in America and Europe working with international festivals such as Zero1 in San Jose, Paraflows in Vienna and RXIC in Riga. He has exhibited virtual environments research in The Tech Museum, Americas largest Science and Technology Museum and continues to work with virtual environments and immersive game experiences as a way to build understanding of complex social, cultural and political issues. Alan’s current research looks at games as a way to tackle ‘wicked problems’ such as Climate Change or Civic and Societal Responsibility. Alan was shortlisted for the AHRC and BBC’s New Generation Thinkers Award for his work in digital design and play and empathy. 

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Research Output 2007 2019

Invisible Belfast: Flat ontologies and remediation of the post-conflict city

Barrios-O'Neill, D. & Hook, A., 26 Dec 2019, In : Convergence. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Remediation
ontology
Ontology
radio
narrative
Open Access
File
Animals
Wear of materials
Open Access
File
digital media
curriculum
Teaching
learning
media industry

A Transmedia Topology of 'Making a Murderer

Hook, A., Barrios-O'Neill, D. & Mairs Dyer, J., 31 Dec 2016, In : VIEW European Journal for Television History and Culture. 5, 10, p. 124-139

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Murderers
Topology
Creator
Gaming
Textuality

The Game Did Not Take Place—This Is Not A Game and blurring the Lines of Fiction

Hook, A., 20 Apr 2017, Alternate Reality Games and the Cusp of Digital Gameplay. Garcia, A. & Niemeyer, G. (eds.). p. 00-00

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Prizes

Best Use of Educational Technology / ICT Initiative of the Year

Adrian Hickey (Recipient), Helen Jackson (Recipient) & Alan Hook (Recipient), 19 Apr 2018

Prize: Honorary award

educational technology
education
educational institution
Ireland
student