Alan Kwan is a Lecturer in Media Design. He is also an artist, technologist and researcher.
Alan is primarily interested in exploring the new artistic and technical possibilities of real-time 3D technologies and game engines that depart from the traditional video game paradigm and typical tech fantasies of AR/VR. His projects, including virtual reality experiences, experimental video games, and performances, were presented at international venues such as Ars Electronica Center in Austria, ZKM Centre for Art and Media in Germany, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, etc., and were featured in outlets such as Discovery Channel, Popular Science, and Boston Globe.
Alan earned a MSc in Art, Culture, and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, and a BA in Creative Media from City University of Hong Kong.
Alan was awarded the first prize of the MIT Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize, the Honorary Mention Award at Prix Ars Electronica, the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Award for Young Artists (Media Art). One of his video games was acquired by the Hong Kong M+ Museum as part of its permanent collection.
Alan is currently exploring the construction of impossible architecture and psychological spaces in the virtual world, and continues to actively present his research and artworks at international seminars, talks, and exhibitions.