Scott Varland

Scott Varland
NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)


Scott Varland is a masters candidate at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), graduating in the spring of 2008 after completing substantial research in game design, social networking, physical computing, and human computer interaction. He previously served as Technology Director for GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC, a private equity firm managing more than $8 billion in equity and mezzanine capital. Prior to that, he served as Systems Engineer for Communications Equity Associates, a global investment bank with expertise in the media, entertainment, and communications industries. He earned a BFA from NYU in experimental theater.


Location: Marina Ballroom D Level: Novice
Regine Debatty (We Make Money Not Art), Kati London (Area/Code), Natalie Jeremijenko (NYU), Scott Varland (NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)), Adam Simon (Socialbomb), Michael Dory (Socialbomb), Paul Torrens (Arizona State University), Ryan McManus (Barbarian Group LLC), Andrew Bell (Barbarian Group LLC), Andrea Vaccari (Senseable City Lab, MIT), Tucker Balch (Georgia Tech), Stewart Tansley (Microsoft Research), Eric Kabisch
The first ever Emerging Arts Fest provides a showcase for artists to present their vision of the intersection of art and technology. Read more.
Online social networking sites are filled with data — content that can be used to feed rich and entertaining games. What can happen when we leave the computer behind and move gameplay into the real world? Our session will explore technologies and methods that allow us to step away from the keyboard and create social games that work within the physical world.

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