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Part 1 is here.
Artist/writer/AR startup founder Stephen Black's photo notes for a story to be featured in Eating Where Orwell Ate. The documentation began about 10PM on December 24, 2017 and lasted for about 24 hours.
Eating Where Orwell Ate is a companion piece to his bestselling book i ate tiong bahru.
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. Eating Where Orwell Ate will be Stephen Black's ninth book project. With a writing style similar to the bestselling i a ate tiong bahru, Eating Where Orwell Ate brings to life the small details that define a culture, and documents the major social events and changes of 2017.
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.
Eating Where Orwell Ate will be Stephen Black's ninth book project. With a writing style similar to the bestselling i a ate tiong bahru, Eating Where Orwell Ate brings to life the small details that define a culture, and documents the major social events and changes of 2017.
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AR (Augmented Reality)
Hotel Abby 72 hour Facebook Live Event
I ate where Orwell ate
IPOH: 38 iPhone Photographs by Bubiko Foodtour AR app on Google Play and Apple’s App Store
The squawking stopped when the door opened. The biggest crow stared with its mouth open, then hopped in. It saw a grain of rice on the floor; it ate it. Two males walked closer, then flapped their wings to get inside.
Seven loud crows are now in the car. There are no more grains of rice. The door closes. The car’s voice sounds like a smiling British actress, "Good morning! Where shall we go today?” Beaks become fast yellow scissors, cutting the air into shrill shreds of anger, hunger and fear. The car drives off.
At the border, the scanners, scales and sensors work perfectly: the car is determined to be empty. The car heads towards Kallang.
Fortississimo: Caw! Caw! Caw!
The crows' fury, the driver's perfection: Singapore.
The Pompeii of Allegan County
Five black and white aerial photographs. The first from before the dune buggy business; a landscape of sand and tires being the fifth.
Five black and white aerial photographs.
The first from before the dune buggy business;
a landscape of sand and tires being the fifth.
Your trees were eaten by a big shouldered city
and you choked on sand.
Now there's a panel discussion about your warm shoulders
and a frozen steamer shipwreck buys you meals.
“Show me the lions!“ you spill,
leaning on a dark afternoon of
Pistons and Cubs in a Main Street bar.
“TripAdvisor is poetry, but soullessly so.”
“Like this: killer crazybumpy dune buggy rides!”
We honk at cows, castles of Amway, and baby food mansions.
A cedar waxwing, whistling and sighing. Black River Street.
Truck stop: Amish beards and dresses, Saugatuck couples and “visiting whatevers”.
At the Singapore Yacht Club: oranges and a selfie with clouds.
A bell made from a circular saw; buried in sand.
Loud and clear.
That kiss, in a ghost town of boats.
Loud and clear.
The pink room dream
The dream of a canoe
The family after-dinner badminton by the lake dream
Dreaming on Greyhound
Super 8 dream
Those save the robots dreams
My dream love
A dream of giving birth
The Singaporean dream
Goodbye dream, goodbye
I have a dream of reunions and forgiveness
The pink room dream
Julie says 35 people are there,
there because they love you.
I would hide too.
You’ve got a divine chariot to catch
and those 35 whispering sleepwalkers
just want to touch you
one last time.
That's a heavy thought,
easy to say as I watch the sky in Singapore.
But breathe again, Doug... please.
Now I remember: the King Cole Pizza place.
You're sitting there;
Lewis and Alexis.
Summer, Friday night.
They're boxing it up;
We’re smelling that pizza.
We’re 18 and we like it. Love it.18,18...
Hair’s lookin’ good.
Blue denim jacket,
the rock and roll Falcon’s outside.
You’re cool as Van Halen
Man, that pizza smells good...
Artist-in residence, in-house photographer/videographer. Startup in an incubator program. Tourist. Novelist. Content creator. Futurist
The Symphony Suites Session combined these concepts and more, in an experimental approach. Now that the project has concluded, the results are being compiled.This is the second of five posts.The first post is here.
I learned about this video the first day, and broadcast it throughout the 60 hour session.
This is the second time that I have done a durational event in a hotel. The first, for 72 hours, took place at the Abby Hotel, also in Ipoh. I hope to repeat this sort of activity. Ideas will become more refined, systems and patterns will emerge and now opportunities and challenges will present themselves. The first night was both an accomplishment and a challenge. I was acting upon ideas generated from the first event, but wondering how polished I could make them. For example: number of viewers. I learned ways to use Facebook Live at the first event, but was unsure about how to increase viewership, how to increase technical quality, and of course, how to create meaningful content.
I also publicized the free ebook of photographs by Bubiko Foodtour.
I will soon be doing a press conference/demo for an AR app of the world's first AR exhibition of photographs. Ipoh, Malaysia is the theme of the photographs and the photographer is Bubiko Foodtour.
If you or your company would like be included in the press materials, get in touch immediately. The premiere will take place in Ipoh on Friday, October 27. This event will generate articles and videos which will then be used for a larger opening/launch in Kuala Lumpur. Other press conferences/demos are being planned for Tokyo, Singapore and New York City.
Anyone can be a supporter and the amount or form of support is up to you.Your name or logo will appear on the promotional materials for Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo and Manhattan.Whether you are a penniless fan of AR/Photography/Ipoh, an angel investor, an Ipoh-based business or a well respected AR giant like Unity, Apple, Microsoft or Google I hope to hear from you!
Supporters so far, l;ogos already received: All About Ipoh (Facebook group with 65K + followers),Jewellery Design and Management International School,Symphony Suites Hotel, Thanas Digital Studio, Hock Moon Hiong bak kwa, The Dundercats, The Abby Hotel and emily2u (Ipoh-themed blog).
I have recently started durational projects, such as the Symphony Suites Session, which lasted 60 hours. This is a scrapbook of the first 12 hours, and it is full of information and impressions about Ipoh.
The photos in the AR exhibition are taken from the book Ipoh: 88 iPhone photographs by Bubiko Foodtour, which is available on Amazon.
This post is a notebook; the first part was posted before the event actually took place; the second part consists of selected images and videos created as records. I am now compiling a concise summary of the activities that took place during the Symphony Suites Session, but it will take time. A lot happened!
https://www.facebook.com/baliwaveghost/ for live broadcast and information.
At 3PM, on October 15, 2017, I began a 60 hour project to create small projects for the internet from the Symphony Suites Hotel.Themes include: Ipoh culture and travel experiences, food, AR (Augmented Reality), all kinds of art, the silly and symphonic Dundercats and live readings.
This project is freeform; a self-portrait and a document about the possibilities of a connected world.
On October 16 and 17 an ebook of photographs will be a free download on Amazon. The portfolio is called IPOH: 88 iPhone photographs by Bubiko Foodtour.
I have no connection with the following video.It gives a sense of what Ipoh looks like in terms of town layout and history.
The following people and companies have been incredibly supportive and helpful. I cannot thank them enough! emily2u website, the Symphony Suites HotelThana Digital Studio, Stuart Rankin, Thanas Digital Studio, Liew Sunchin and the Jewellery Design and Management International School.