Elan Lee

Elan Lee
Founder / Chief Designer, Fourth Wall Studios

Website | @elanlee

Elan Lee believes that if you’re bored, you’re doing something wrong. A self-identified entertainment-addict, Elan has spent his career finding and sharing ways to extract adventure from the world around us.

From surfing down the flooded streets of LA to broadcasting a radio drama over thousands of ringing payphones, Elan has pioneered breakthroughs in the area of entertainment and immersive gaming through his role as Creative Director for award winning projects such as I Love Bees, and The Vanishing Point, and Lead Designer on NIN: Year Zero.

Elan was Lead Game Designer for the XBOX, has spoken all over the world on the future of gaming, and is considered among the foremost Alternate Reality Game creators in the world. He has been featured in WIRED magazine, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and the Wall Street Journal. He has won awards for best web game of the year, best advertising campaign of the year, and best idea of the year. Also, his mom claims he’s a very nice boy.

Sessions

Design & User Experience
Location: 2005
Elan Lee (Fourth Wall Studios)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
Why are our best attempts at online storytelling little more than poorly compressed embedded videos? This talk will focus on the evolution of storytelling through the ages and why Alternate Reality Games (narratives told across websites, email, cell phones, and live events) may be the next big step in building the kinds of stories the Internet was built for. Read more.
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