By Mike Ambs, November 11th, 2009

The genre of ARG entertainment is a fairly young one, and it’s history can’t be looked at without mentioning the first of it’s trail blazers, Elan Lee is universally acknowledged as one of the original creators of Alternate Reality Gaming. DIY Days is extremely excited to announce Lee as one of it’s featured speakers.

A core believer of the idea that if “you’re bored, then you’re doing something wrong”. His portfolio consist of interactive campaigns for X-Box, Spielberg’s A.I, Nine Inch Nails, Watchmen, The Dark Knight, and Halo II, to name a few. He has orchestrated large scale real-world adventures with radio dramas broadcasting out to thousands of pay-phones, founded (and co-founded) transmedia studios including: Forth Wall, 42 Entertainment, and EDOC Laundry all before the age of 35.

It goes without saying that Lee is as enthusiastic as he is creative – he has paved the way for interactivity in storytelling, blurring the typically solid-lines of entertainment and our real world experiences.

Q & A:

What excites you about the future?

The introduction of networked technology into entertainment is as significant as the invention of the printing press or the motion picture camera. I’m most excited to have the opportunity to define a new genre of storytelling.

What’s a site you couldn’t live without?

Has the large hadron collider destroyed the world yet? Link.

What’s something you wish you would have known before you found out the hard way?

The security guards at the Eiffel Tower take their jobs VERY seriously.

Follow Elan Lee on twitter, and be sure, if you haven’t yet, to reserve your free seat at this year’s Los Angeles DIY Days event.

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