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Category Archives: I Ate Tiong Bahru
Part 1 is here.
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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
Visual art, video art, haiku and photographs of Tiong Bahru Singapore and Ipoh, Malaysia. Stephen Black: artist, producer, author of the bestselling book, i ate tiong bahru. Bubiko Foodtour is AR's first indie superstar! Aroi mak mak!
Tiong Bahru Mouth by Stephen Black
Ipoh in August by Stephen Black and Bubiko Foodtour
This post is a response to the Singapore/Ipoh Causeway Exchange Project
Stephen Black is now completing an ebook of visual imagery called iPoh, iPhone. If you would like a free copy, send a reason why to bubikofoodtour atmark gmail.com. Bubiko is on Facebook.
In June 2017, public actions began for Bubiko Foodtour, a character who will soon be appearing in AR(Augmented Reality). These actions involve networking, photographing Southeast Asian foods for a Bubiko Foodtour book project and informing the general public about the possibilities of AR with examples such as these:
Additionally, my background with VR is explained, and these two projects are shared: Beach Road (a short 360 movie I co-produced with hiverlab) SPOKEN a virtual galley, curated by myself, co-produced with Eugene Soh and featuring a variety of artists and writers. Regarding my background related to my AR startup, this link and this collection of links.
Unlike Pokemon and other characters that have made an impact in AR, Bubiko is starting from zero: a grassroots, bootstrapping approach. Her base is being built in Southeast Asia, for two reasons. First, Bubiko is “ä littlë chef from Thailand”, who is currently researching Southeast Asian food for her book project.
Secondly, Southeast Asia is ideal for gaining the first-hand knowledge necessary to create successful international AR experiences. SE Asia is a complex, multicultural and expansive environment for gaming/digital entertainment. Lessons learned here minimize unpleasant surprises for a global launch.
Although Bubiko’s character is now being created (in Z-brush), she is being introduced to, and discussed with, a variety of individuals, restaurants, companies and organizations.
Just as AR technology and Bubiko continue to develop, the following database will also expand, creating possibilities of many kinds. Also, not all of our plans and activities are outlined here; do get in touch if you would like to know more.
David Severn (UK/Japan)
Stephen Black (US/Asia)
Eugene Soh (Singapore)
Syauqi Kahar (Malaysia)
Straits Affair Peranakan Food and Culture Specialists Melacca
Samm’s Farm Coffee producer/ two cafes Bandung Indonesia
Pizza Puzzini Swedish pizza in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Singapore-based VCs
- Johor Bahru, Malayia-based VC
- San Francisco-based VC
- American/Asian IP lawyer specializing in IP
- colleagues and leaders of industry
Pet Shop Box Studio: specialist in digital stickers
Google seminar on VR for artists by Michael Neimark, Google's first artist in residence
Vive/NVidia bootcamp Google Earth VR and TiltBrush demo at Cooler Lumpur, KL
University of Monash (research)
Nearly every vendor of VR gaming software that we see!
Major push after Bubiko is officially ready
(image by David Severn) The Art/VR startup idea...the time is now! The Tiong Bahru Mouth the book , the photos, the haikus, the videos. The Tiong Bahru Market is closing for three months at the end of February. Seems like that would be a punctuation mark of some sort. The i ate tiong bahru audiobook is now being checked by Amazon. The iatb glasses were successfully crowdfunded. So was the design for the Tiong Bahru poster. I ate Tiong Bahru, the book itself, is due for a second printing... I Ate Tiong Bahru Audiobook Really...this could go live any day!Voicemaps I have Tiong Bahru mapped out... Bali Wave Ghost After three years+ of doing the starving artist thing,it's time to work on the net net and synergize so as to secure maximum ROI.(that was written last year also, on another blog post. Have not done marketing.. no sales action.)SPOKEN I wrote the following last year, and it has received attention, should receive more... SPOKEN needs to increase its audience...it really is an incredible piece of work :a virtual gallery built by Eugene Soh and filled with contributions from an extremely diverse collection of artists and writers. And these two projects, carry overs from last year. Hopefully by midyear, they can be picked up again...INSEIN Last year, I spent almost ten days in Yangon. I created images with a digital camera. I would like to exhibit them and create a book.The images use Yangon as a starting point...I Ate LaPhet Thoke Conceptual art meets culinary research. A booklet co-created with Sayuri Okayama.Beach Road This 360VR movie will hopefully continue to attract viewers. Towards a New Cinematography, the book, has been plodding along. I hope it will plod faster.AND I WANT TO SPEND TIME WITH MY MOM AND DAD AND BROTHER AND DAUGHTER!