VR

Bubiko meets Tranzient 1.0

I met Jim Simons, the force behind Tranzient, at the November 2019 edition of the London Augmenting Reality Meetup. He did a live demo of the Tranzient VR/music making app. The app not only performed beautifully, Jim composed some great little beats; on the spot of course. The Tranzient app allows musicians to collaborate in …

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Tech in the Tenderloin 2019. Salvation Army Kroc Center, San Francisco

Bubiko’s guide to AR is now available on Amazon! We were honored that Bubiko Foodtour could make her public debut at Tech in the Tenderloin’s 2019 TNT Tech Fest, a very special event in a very special venue in a very special city. Niantic, the company that made Pokemon Go and Wizards Unite (the Harry …

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Stephen Black’s AR/VR/spatial computing experiences

Stephen Black: This post is a breakdown of my experiences with AR/VR/Spatial Computing. It starts with 2002, though I received a BFA in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology  well before that. Before 2002, I lived in Tokyo, Manhattan, Paris and Hong Kong, and worked in network TV, fine arts, photography and music. …

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Preliminary metacarpal results

Hi! Stephen Black here! Following are works in progress for a project for a health provider. This is a very basic TEST for a short film and far from complete. Bubiko’s mouth for example, does not properly move yet. Simply, please do not share with anyone unless they are a professional. Our partner, the 3D …

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Stephen Black at SXSW 2019

I’m telling myself that this is a self-portraiture/conceptual art/writing exercise. I do not stand next to celebrities very often; almost never am I photographed with them. SXSW was incredibly brilliant (Cliche police! Arrest that man!), but it was also “very interesting” financially. If this post brings people to my blog and I can sell some …

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LOTUS MOUNTAIN, a VR movie

Stephen Black is the co-creator of Bubiko Foodtour, and the author of Bubiko Foodtour’s Unusual Guide to Augmented Reality. This proposal was posted on Kaleidoscope on February 25, 2019. Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley, on the night of Chinese Valentine’s Day. Joyh, a cyborg, is finally taken out into the world by Dave, her creator. Five …

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Lotus Mountain Notes

Lotus Mountain is about a robot and the man who broke her heart. The 360 VR short film written by Stephen Black and co-directed by Leo Wei and Stephen Black, is currently in postproduction. Lotus Mountain features Alps Bethneck, who can be seen in the 360VR film Beach Road, as well as The Changi Murals, …

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Lotus Mountain

Latest info about Lotus Mountain here. Based on Leng Mo, a story from Alphabet Spikes by bestselling author Stephen Black. LOTUS MOUNTAIN a Weiblack Machine Production A 360VR FILM NOW IN PRODUCTION/POSTPRODUCTION SET IN HONG KONG & CHINA’S SILICON VALLEY REUNITED, FIVE YEARS AFTER HE BROKE HER HEART. SHE’S A ROBOT. HE’S THE MAN WHO …

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