USC Cinematic Arts

As an entrepreneur, Kevin has successfully navigated and integrated the areas of gaming, new media, technology, and design. As Co-founder of Area/Code in 2005, Kevin was a pioneer in rethinking game design and development around new technologies (like GPS) and new platforms (like Facebook). Area/Code worked to develop next-generation game experiences not only for major consumer product groups like Nokia, Nike and Puma but for media giants such as MTV, Discovery Channel, CBS and Disney. Their Facebook game Parking Wars, commissioned byA&E Television to promote its show of the same name, served over 1 billion pages in 2008. The company was acquired by Zynga in 2011, becoming Zynga New York.

Other ventures include the social TV company Starling, building on synchronized audience participation around broadcast television. He co-founded AFK Labs in 2008, designing next-generation dynamically responsive environments, designing for the (now defunct) largest and densest sensor mesh on the planet.

He frequently keynotes entertainment venues like MIP in Cannes, advertising industry events for agencies and networks (Ogilvy, WPP, Omnicom, Ad Age, the IAB) and entertainment (NBC, Cox, Fremantle Media, BBC). He has also keynoted tech conferences like O'Reilly's Web 2.0 and Where 2.0, and broader high-end conferences like the Aspen Ideas Festival, LIFT, DLD, and TED Global. He has also addressed civil, social and cultural institutions including the Knight Foundation, the Royal Society of Arts, and MoMA.