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Alphabet Spikes Z-T (notes from June 2018, Hong Kong)

One of the books free/discounted, as part of the HK Book Fair. Alphabet Spikes is a collection of stories, essays and experiments created from February 2017 until now–and in the future! The core of the book is here, on Amazon, but this ebook actually something like crowdfunding. Once you buy the book, send me your …

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2018 AR/Augmented Reality: State of the Art

HAPPENING NOW: STEPHEN BLACK’S EBOOKS :FREE AND DISCOUNTEDI recently did two workshops and two presentations about AR at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This post summarizes what I presented, or wanted to present. Just before the presentations started, there were so many new announcements from Google, Apple and the attendees at the AWE, that not …

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AR HKPOLYU Followup 2 (Students Work +)

MUCH MORE INFO ABOUT THE MATERIALS PRESENTED IS HERE. As I began to prepare for the events, I soon discovered a fantastic problem. Three huge AR events had very recently occurred: – Google held its Developer’s Conference on May 8. – Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference ended on June 8. -The biggest announcements in AR were …

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A (VR/AR/Haptics+)-based book proposal for agents-like-Lauren-Appleton

(This was written almost a year ago… so much has happened since then, and by that I mean experiences and contacts that will surely make for a great book. Like this. And this. Anyhoo… Hello literary-agents-like-Lauren-Appleton! I hope all is well on your side of the interwebtubes! My name is Stephen Black and I have …

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AR characters in real life situations

Hatsune Miku virtual character cafe experience

The following article really interested me and I used Google Translate to get the English text below. My desire to work with AR/VR is summarized here, in the public part of a submission for a grant for the 2017 Engadget Experience. I found this on the KDDi website, where it was labeled as a corporate …

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Stelarc Stephen Black

Stelarc: the sound of three hands clapping (#3 in the Haptics series)

Three hands clapping. Maybe the phrase is a cyborg Zen riddle. Maybe it’s not. I can only imagine Stelarc’s reaction upon seeing the phrase. He’ll either ignore it and plunge into the heart of the text, or laugh his Aussie-mad-scientist laugh.. This post is casual, a pleasant way to continue my haptics series. So much …

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AR, VR, ebook icon: Cone

Cone: Engadget Experience public document

Hello Engadget and Esteemed Judges, My name is Stephen Black and I am an artist, writer and producer. Cone is a three part project: a VR experience, an AR film experiment and a book. Thank you very much for your time and consideration. OnwARd, Stephen Black Engadget Experience Cone by Stephen Black PDF Engadget Experience …

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red dot SAD (Stories, Art, Digitalia 2002-2017)

red dot SAD is a collection of stories, essays and images created during Stephen Black’s fifteen years in Southeast Asia, mainly in Singapore. An American who has also lived in Tokyo, Manhattan, Hong Kong and Paris, the book documents a creative life that knows no boundaries. Topics include virtual reality, performance art, network television, food, …

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The Baby Steps of Bubiko Foodtour

UPDATE: https://blacksteps.tv/bubiko-foodtour-update-august-23-2017/ and: https://blacksteps.tv/bubiko-foodtour-ar-superstar-chef-and-photography-guru/ A lot has been happening since this was posted. For example, Bubiko went to the Penang Food Festival in KL. Bubiko’s Instagram is here. Twitter. This past weekend SD(Suitcase Delicious) and I began serious work on the Bubiko Foodtour blog. For now we are using an iPhone and a toy doll, …

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Your Super Restaurant (Hugh Howey Must D’yer Maker)

Something impossibly magical has happened to you; a situation you could have never imagined, even when you were young and full of dreams. Something like this: a blip in the universal scheme of things allows you the opportunity to create and sell food of any type, nationality or substance! From salt-packed anchovies to grass-fed beef …

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