Hector Alvarez on Designing a Social Gaming Venue

The Applied Computer Science Lecture Series features practitioners from a wide range of creative and scientific fields, all of whom incorporate applied computer science and technology at the core of their professional inquiry. Open to the entire Woodbury community, the lectures aim to foster dialogue around the increasing role of technology in society, its application across a diverse range of professional practices, the resulting explosion of creative and expressive modes of production, and the ethical and moral dilemmas that have emerged as technology has evolved.

A former industrial designer and advertising creative, Hector Alvarez has carved an unusual career designing a wide variety of games, interactive installations, and social experiences. He is the Creative Director at Two Bit Circus, where he oversees the brand and experience design of the world’s first Micro-Amusement Park.
Three years ago, creative tech company Two Bit Circus decided to drop everything and create the nightlife venue of their dreams. Creative Director Hector Alvarez takes you on an in-depth look at the design and execution of this new kind of high-tech, out-of-home entertainment venue for social gaming experiences.


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