Daily Archives: December 30, 2018

Le Wagon Shenzhen Presentation: Art and Technology, by Stephen Black

Le Wagon is a fantastic organization dedicated to teaching people how to code. It was a dreamlike honor to present my work, surrounded by the nightlife of Shenzhen, the new Silicon Valley.

However, the Powerpoint above mysteriously chose not to display every image. Here are the slides with a voiceover.

LATEST NEWS: THE ARPHABET TOUR 

ARKit games made with Unity
Presentation at Le Wagon, Shenzhen December 26, 2018
Green Bean Boy and other AR characters
Stephen Black's 100 day tour of America. AR, books and mangos.

ARphabet Tour: the time is now.

All of the sections of the ARphabet Tour are explained here.

This ARphabet Tour idea seems to be rushed! Why?

  1. I want to make/produce/write AR content as soon as possible. The 100 day tour is crucial for research and development. The time to make AR content  is now. Facebook and Apple are two of many major companies releasing AR smartglasses within the next 48 months. Those AR glasses will need content and experienced content makers. 
  2. Unexpectedly, I was invited to be a part of ARIA at MIT, on January 14.  Also unexpectedly, last December, I was invited to pitch to Venture Capitalists at TechCrunch Shenzhen. I had originally planned to finish another book, Alphabet Spikes at this time, then create a business plan for the AR startup. However, TechCrunch and ARIA are fantastic and humbling opportunities. I must build upon them. Now.
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  1. I have been in Asia for a while and it has been good. But, I have missed my family and friends greatly. (Yes, this is really reason #1.)

4. I am now very familiar with Asia’s relationship with AR. I am aware of the medical and industrial uses of AR in America. As for AR and entertainment, I want to learn more about the consumer environment for my Pixar-like ideas (AR-centric original characters, stories and software), as well as build a network for them.

The same research and data is necessary for making a unicorn from a different idea.

discussing technology
Hong Kong MakerFaire 2018

5. 2019's fast.

6. Digital nomadism: again. Movement means flexibility, constantly meeting new people, checking the reality of existing and planned IT services (including 5G); and efficient scheduling. Results: all kinds of awareness, support networks and realistic plans.

7. By the time of SXSW and GDC in March 2019, there will be solid, new and improved plans and demos.

8. Bubiko says so!

Green Bean Boy and other AR characters
Stephen Black's 100 day tour of America. AR, books and mangos.


All of the sections of the ARphabet Tour are explained here.

ARphabet Tour: the mango sticky rice experience!

All of the sections of the ARphabet Tour are explained here.

Latest news! Kabaq, the leaders in AR food creation will be supplying us with an AR serving of mango sticky rice!

Mango Sticky Rice is a part of the ARphabet Tour because it is Bubiko Foodtour's favorite food. Bubiko is an AR character, a little chef from Thailand. Her favorite phrase is "Aroi mak mak", which is the Thai phrase for 'very delicious'.

CONTACT US to book a Mango Sticky Rice Experience in your town! arphabettour AT g mail dot com

Bubiko Foodtour (2018 version)

Bubiko has a photo book about Ipoh, Malaysia.   She has been in AR trials, but her first major project is an appearance in an ARKit/Unity game demo with Green Bean Boy, from Dominique Wu at Hummingbirdsday Studios.

Mango sticky rice, in the Thai Royal Cuisine style.

Bubiko, along with Stephen Black and Sayuri Okayama, went on a two year long journey through Southeast Asia. As digital nomads, they researched food, especially mangos, while planning an AR startup. Stephen started, and is now concluding, Alphabet Spikes, a book inspired by the experience.

The mango sticky rice experience

We are now looking for mango, coconut milk and rice suppliers and/or sponsor. Also, once the cities are finalized, we will contact local Thai restaurants and cooking schools. We will also look for ingredients in local stores. 

We are doing our best  so that you can sample, or even make, mango sticky rice! Mango sticky rice is aroi mak mak!

Additionally, we will:

  • present the latest mango nutritional information
  • types of mangos
  • mango distribution and availability
  • global mango trends
  • our mango experiences in Thailand and Southeast Asia
  • recipes
  • enjoy!

Bubiko is on Instagram. Here is her post about mango mochi!

FWIW, this post is about our Riceball furikake tour.

Stephen Black's books, including the best selling i ate tiong bahru.

CONTACT US to book a Mango Sticky Rice Experience in your town! arphabettour AT g mail dot com

Augmented Reality in Asia
article about Bubiko in Ipoh, Malaysia
Sayuri Okayama with Bubiko
The Mango Queen of Bangkok!

All of the sections of the ARphabet Tour are explained here.