Kevin Slavin is the Chief Science and Technology Officer for the Shed, a new cultural institution being built in New York City (opening April 2019). He was faculty and founder of the Playful Systems Group at the MIT Media Lab, where he remains a research affiliate, and has been a serial entrepreneur in the intersections of entertainment, games, data, and design. He was the cofounder of Area/Code, pioneers in location-based and second-screen entertainment, acquired by Zynga in 2011, and advises various New York tech startups.

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