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Stephen Black, writer, producer and Toledo native, returns to his hometown to talk about Augmented Reality (AR). AR is a new technology now making an impact upon education, art, medicine, industry and entertainment.
The presentation is for a general audience (including children) and is based upon the best of Stephen's presentations from universities across Southeast Asia, as well as MIT. Come on down and meet Bubiko Foodtour, the Dundercats and a few other surprise guests. Toledo is the second stop of the ARphabet Tour http://www.blacksteps.tv/
Thursday, January 31: 7-8PM An Introduction to AR
CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE COLD...Stop by on Friday, Saturday or Monday!
Augmented Reality is the technology in which digital words or objects are combined with the real world. Pokemon Go is the most famous example of AR. If you watch sports, you will often see information or diagrams overlaid on the game, especially in football. AR requires a phone, tablet or a new device called smartglasses. Soon, Facebook and Apple will make AR smartglasses.
This presentation includes examples of AR, as well as its history. Present and upcoming uses of AR in education, art, medicine and industry are shown. www.blacksteps.tv
These links provide more information:
Friday, February 1 2-3:45 An Introduction to Self-Publishing and the books of Stephen Black
One of Stephen Black's books, I Ate Tiong Bahru, is a bestseller in Singapore, and all have achieved critical acclaim. In this presentation his books as well as insights into self-publishing and Amazon are presented.
Information about the books here.
Saturday, February 2 2-3:15 In Search of the Ultimate Mango Sticky Rice
Stephen Black and Sayuri Okayama recently toured Southeast Asia, researching food for book and augmented reality projects. In this talk, mango sticky rice, the popular dessert, is discussed in terms of geography, culture, economics and nutrition.
Monday, February 4 6-7:15 The ARphabet Tour: Augmented Reality, Self-publishing and Mango Sticky Rice!
Stephen Black and Sayuri Okayama traveled through Southeast Asia in 2017/18, researching food, writing books and networking with Augmented Reality companies,artists and researchers. This presentation, suitable for all ages, features the highlights of that two-year journey.
All events will be held at the Washington Branch Public Library, 5560 Harvest Lane.
Stephen Black bio here.
A crash course of AR in 2018 can be found here.
Beach Road, a 360 VR movie produced and directed by Stephen Black.
SPOKEN , a virtual gallery by Eugene Soh, curated by SB.
What I hope to do in Rochester. Thanks in advance for any ideas on where I can make presentations. If your company is looking for grassroots level exposure in North America, get in touch, especially if your product involves AR.
The ARphabet Tour is described here.
My startup ideas are here.
TO DO LIST
Make presentations about the art, science and business of AR. Venues I must contact: RIT, U of R, Visual Studies Workshop, House of Guitars... art spaces and galleries.
Do readings from my books.
Bookshops, libraries, galleries?
Conduct writing workshops Privately and in schools
Russ Lunn: Video collaboration, check the No Se No tapes
Kodak's position on the Reflex, a 35mm film camera?
See if Marcel is in town regarding: Speak-see.com and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Stroll past what used to be Scorgies.
The ARphabet Tour idea is new, but already I have to thank the following for their support:
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Notes on today for Alphabet Spikes, my book-in-progress-as-experiment-on Amazon.
These images are from Dustin Stupp's quietly stimulating On Brink artwork, now on display at the Innovation Tower at HK PolyU. Very thought-provoking, Dustin's piece is a trustworthy way to begin an understanding of Blockchain. First at lunch, and then at the artwork itself, we discussed blockchain. To be most accurate, I asked a few questions and listened a lot. I recorded our conversation and took notes. Block chain is not something that can be written about quickly.Later, I will have at least one dedicated post about my time spent with Dustin and his piece.if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section.(BTW, Dustin is open to exhibiting On Brink elsewhere; please get in touch if you have any ideas. The piece is meant to be experienced in real time; those piles of dirt are visualizations of block frequency and size.)
the size of countries
Just outside of Hong Kong PolyU.
Point A to point B, concluding at one of Bubiko's favorite places in the area.
If you like this, here is another day.
(If you are interested in cosplay, you may like these photos from the SXSW 2019 event.) To learn more about character goods for the Bubiko Foodtour AR project, we visited Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong. If you have a question, please ask in the comments section. I went because of Bubiko, because of Alphabet Spikes and because I wanted to see what was happening with AR and VR.
A partial compilation of my VR-related posts. This is mainly for my personal reference. Later I will create a "greatest hits of VR blog posts" and of course the best parts of these will find their way into the book I am writing about 360VR.
Beach Road Press Release on blacksteps.tv
SB AR Startup GTM Foundation-building (a bit of crossover with VR)
EMU: Notes on a Promotional Tour for an AR Startup (again the ideas here work for VR as well)
(The first day photos are here.)
Taking place during the Maker Faire Hong Kong, was AR, VR and Every R in Between, organized by Dr. Ludovic Krundel, of the Digital Entertainment Lab, School of Design at HK PolyU. Here is a link to bios of some of the people who made the day so interesting. Plus, there was Kandao and SnapPop. Photos by Stephen Black and Bubiko Foodtour.
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Regarding the retireinchiangrai performance.
What began at the Abby Hotel in Ipoh, Malaysia as a kind of durational art piece has become a form of portraiture for hotels. With the Abby Hotel piece, the goal was to create content for 72 continuous hours, mainly with Facebook Live. Next was a sixty hour project at Symphony Suites, also in Ipoh. Christmas, Penang, 24 hour documentation of food.Then in Bangkok, there was a near continuous three day marathon at La Rivetta.
My latest mix of photography, historical research and interviews/oral history is partially documented at this website: https://retireinchiangrai.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/chiang-rai-transportation/
The intention is to use photography for personal expression, rather than commercial documentation, as well as to create a vocabulary of procedures that allow for spontaneous internet experiences. Plus, the experiences will become a chapter in An Alphabet of Spikes, one of the two books I am currently writing.
In short, we did a lot of stuff and put it online to see what happens in both the art world and the world of people who want to retire in Thailand.