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Alan  Hook

Lecturer in Interactive Media

School/Department
School of Media, Film & Journalism
Research Institute
Centre for Media Res.
Campus
Coleraine campus
Location
Room I141
Cromore Road
Coleraine
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA
Telephone
+44 28 7012 4267
Email
a.hook@ulster.ac.uk
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Alan Hook joined the Ulster University in 2009.

He has formally taught on the BSc in Computer Video Games, MA in Creative Technology and MSc in Creative Games at within the School of Media, Music and Performance at The University of Salford.

Alan has degrees in Fine Art (Sculpture) from the University of Leeds and a MA with distinction in Creative Technologies from The University of Salford. Although Alan's current practice focuses on emerging forms of play and media he has previously engaged in a number of physical computing projects such as The Theremin Suit: A Prototype for Augmented Proprioception (2009), and Futile Automata: Co-Ordinate Plotter (mk1) (2007).

Alan is Course Director of the Interactive Media Arts program and his teaching focuses on new modes of consumption, playful mediated experiences, spreadable media and social networks.

Research Fields

Alan's research is primarily practice lead and focuses on new and emerging digital media, specifically Pervasive and Alternate Reality Gaming.

His research gravitates towards a praxis driven investigation into games and play, with an interest in Alternate Reality Games and Learning.

His main research interests revolve around Play as a form of media interaction and mode of audience engagement.

Research publications

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