Bitesize Lecture with Adrian Hon
FoAM and the Guild for Reality Integrators and Generators organised a talk by Adrian Hon on Alternate Reality Games (ARG), collaborative fiction, puppetmasters, backstories and other tools for playful reality generation. Adrian Hon is one of the world's leading alternate reality game designers and the Chief Creative Officer at Six to Start. Previously, Adrian was Director of Play at Mind Candy, where he designed and produced Perplex City, the world's first commercially successful ARG. Perplex City used the web, email, SMS, mobile phones, radio, skywriting, helicopters and live events in London, New York and San Francisco to tell a story to hundreds of thousands of people.
Before becoming a games designer, Adrian studied neuroscience at Cambridge University and Oxford University, and campaigned for the human exploration of Mars. Adrian is also the founder of the Let's Change the Game competition, run in collaboration with Cancer Research UK, which aims to develop an ARG to raise money for cancer research.