Mr KWAN, Tsz Wai Alan
Lecturer (Media Design)
Alan Kwan is the Lecturer in Media Design. He is also and an artist, technologist and researcher.
Alan is primarily interested in exploring 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 media including Discovery Channel, Popular Science, and Boston Globe.
Alan earned a MSc in Art, Culture, and Technology from MIT in 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, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Award for Young Artist (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 virtual world, and also continues to actively present his research and artworks at international seminars, talks, and exhibitions.