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Author: Alan Hook

Alan Hook is a Lecturer in Interactive Media and a Researcher in New Media and Play at Ulster University. Alan teaches Games Studies and Interactive Media within the School of Media Film and Journalism. His teaching and research focusing on play as a form of interaction and how participation in games and transmedia texts effects and shapes behaviour both in and outside of the game.

Alan is currently studying towards a PhD in Design at Lancaster University in Imagination Lancaster, the open and exploratory design-led research centre with Prof Paul Coulton (Chair of Speculative and Game Design).

Meta-Perceptual Helmets (2014)

Artists Anne Cleary & Denis Connolly developed a series of 5 helmets which they titled Meta-Perceptual Helmets, each of these helmets allows the participant to view the world through the eyes of different animals. The helmets created a mixed human/animal perception using lenses and mirror to shape the view of the user. The work is inspired by the vision experiments of George Malcolm Stratton in the early twentieth century who wore ‘upside-down goggles’ for periods of time to explore the plasticity of the brain. The work is part of the  art of looking  series which explores the viewers position in relation to…

A Report on the First International Workshop on Research Methods in Animal-Computer Interaction

Zamansky, A., Roshier, A,. Mancini, C., Collins, E., Hall, C., Grillaert, K., Morrison, A., North, S., and Wirman, H.,(2017). A Report on the First International Workshop on Research Methods in Animal-Computer Interaction. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI’17, 6th-11 May 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA.