Month: May 2018

Bubiko Foodtour with coconuts (an AR test)

Hong Kong Polytechnic AR Presentations and Workshops by Stephen Black (June 11 and 13)

MUCH MORE INFO ABOUT THE MATERIALS PRESENTED IS HERE.EVENTBRITE registrationThere are many posts on this website related to my ideas and experiences with AR. This post however, gives some of the most up-to-date examples of AR that I have found. AS PART OF THESE SPECIAL EVENTS I AM GIVING AWAY AND DISCOUNTING MY EBOOKS!DETAILS HERE! …

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AR reference materials for Hong Polytechnic Presentations and Workshops

MUCH MORE INFO ABOUT THE MATERIALS PRESENTED IS HERE.Interesting things I found while doing research for my workshops and presentations on June 11 and 13. Eventbrite registration is here I will be giving ebooks away during this time, as well as discounting them. Info here.. AR and ART! An article by Grace Ko/Jumpstart magazine. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/movies/snapchat-3d-bitmoji-animation-augmented-reality.html …

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Book Merah Ebook Giveaway June 2018 HONG KONG and BEYOND

It is now noon on Sunday. I will update this in about 12 hours. There are other book discounts and giveaways now available; please check on Amazon. And, actually Alphabet Spikes and Antigone.Cloud have not yet been cleared into the Amazon system. They will appear soon. Thanks for your patience and please check back later. …

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Self-published. No marketing. What happens?

Today, for the first time in about two years, I looked at the sales reports for my eight books. Fully expected to see no sales. Zero. No sales would be an expected consequence of doing no marketing and being self-published. Over ten years ago, I made it clear that I would do no marketing until …

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fun with coffee

Cupping Steve’s Wild Coffee (part 2)

part 1 is here.. Boss: “Fruit. Westerners eat different fruit than Thai people. So when a coffee description in English mentions the name of a fruit, it doesn’t always immediately register.” This is the second statement Boss said after he took his first sip of medium roasted SWC. “Apricot” was the first. Then, with Neung, …

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Bubiko Foodtour and friends

Cupping Steve’s Wild Coffee (part 1)

Later, I will talk about my experiences using coffee in my visual art projects and writing. For example, one of my books contains a chapter about coffee. For now, I will simply say that creating my own brand of coffee would combine several longtime interests, including, ultimately, AR. (Presentations about AR at HK Poly. A …

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AR as Blockchain: an eye-opener

My limited understanding of blockchain is that it is decentralized. My experiences with AR have given me the impression that AR is also a decentralized technology, though mobile phone makers can be said to be an international cartel of sorts. As I write this, I am in Chiang Rai, Thailand, close to the borders of …

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Chiang Rai, the Golden Triangle Palace: Art, Content, Portraiture

Regarding the retireinchiangrai performance. What began at the Abby Hotel in Ipoh, Malaysia as a kind of durational art piece has become a form of portraiture for hotels. With the Abby Hotel piece, the goal was to create content for 72 continuous hours, mainly with Facebook Live. Next was a sixty hour project at Symphony …

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