The Bubiko Orwell tour is an international project by Stephen Black and Sayuri Okayama.
The tour has three objectives:
- create the foundation and support network for an AR startup
- provide the foundation for Eating Where Orwell Ate, a new book by Stephen Black based on research, history and observations about Southeast Asia, IT and food.
The foundation and support network are being built online and by personal interactions.
The Dundercats exemplify the online networking possibilities of the BOT. Encouraging the appreciation of symphonic music, especially its historical context, The Dundercats have an international audience of fans. These fans learn about the Bubiko Orwell Tour; the BOT publicizes the Dundercats.
The established art and media projects of Stephen Black also contribute to the efficacy of the tour. Example: the recent screening of Black's 360 short film entitled Beach Road, at the Singapore National Museum.
Bubiko Foodtour, whose personality is a cross between Hello Kitty and Anthony Bourdain, is on track to becoming AR's first superstar. Bubiko's physical appearance will soon be finalized for both 2D and 3D(AR). Bubiko's Instagram account documents her food tourism adventures.
Alphabet Spikes is Stephen Black's ninth book project. With a writing style similar to his bestselling i ate tiong bahru, Alphabet Spikes brings to life the small details that define a culture, and documents the major social events and changes of 2017.It is a journal of traveling through Southeast Asia while developing an AR startup and researching food. Included are adventures in Hong Kong and China, including the VR short film, Lotus Mountain.