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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

Equine Eyes: A Speculative Design Project for Interspecies Understanding

Hook, A., 7 Mar 2019

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

Nonhuman Animals
Nonhuman
Intersubjective
Subjectivity
Horse
Animals
Wear of materials

Invisible Belfast: Flat Ontologies and Remediations of the Post-Conflict City

Hook, A., 21 Aug 2018, (Accepted/In press) Contemporary Media Art in Ireland.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Belfast
Invisible
Remediation
Ontology
Documentary
digital media
curriculum
Teaching
learning
media industry

Games Design Research through Game Design Practice

Hook, A. & Coulton, P., 20 Dec 2017, Game Design Research: An Introduction to Theory and Practice. Lankoski, P. & Holopainen, J. (eds.). Pittsburgh, p. 97 116 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
File
Human computer interaction
Social sciences
Lenses

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