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Rochester, New York: the ARphabet Tour

 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

Vuzix/Waking App research

 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.

See what is up with Margaret Explosion and the art of Paul Dodd

The ARphabet Tour idea is new, but  already I have to thank the following for their support:

T40GROUP provides services that allow their clients to confidently source and purchase wholesale goods from China. In addition to working with their proven partners, T40GROUP conducts product testing, 
background checks, on-site checking of factories/production areas and provides logistics. T40GROUP.com Thank you John and MJ!

If you want to get products made in China, or need a workspace/technical support when you are in Shenzhen.. get in touch with Troublemaker!

Book Merah: publishers of Stephen Black's books.

Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong 2018: Photos by Stephen Black

(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.

July 21, 2018

6:30 AM Woke up in a black and white photograph of Chung King Mansions.

10:07AM Brilliant photo of a not so brilliant breakfast.

10:45 AM Passing out flyers. This. is. DIY.

Made in 10 minutes, yesterday afternoon, barely in time to get it to the printers. It has a charm I would not like to repeat.(Two days later.. I was scolded! Hurray!)

Ponti discussion

Sharlene Teo and Chip Tsao discussing Ponti.

Sharlene Teo. Her talk was great. She talked about Singapore, read from her book. Story, sentence structure, insight, viewpoints and an agenda that is more lightbulb than bulldozer. Her book features a fictitious movie series about a Malay monster; a beautiful female who traps and mutilates men. I have yet to read it, but Ian McEwan calls it 'remarkable'. (Mental note to self: dig up the notes on Singapore-based artworks and texts that involve fictitious persons, books or organizations. Shubigi Rao, Michael Lee, Gilles Massot, Robert Zhou, Isabel Desjeux)

An interview with Sharlene in the Guardian.

3:18PM Tacos at Confusion./caption] [caption id="attachment_43092" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The shape of Delta Blues Audio in my old neighborhood

4:11 PMQ , balcony of Brinc

4:36 PM Not far from Hollywood Road

8:11 Shortly after a lecture on the English Class System, by M.A. Bennett.

9:20PM Dinner at Mr. Fresh Soup

All of the above were in orbit around the Book Merah ebook giveaway/discount, held during the Hong Kong Book Fair.

0-8 cycling circles of tiny tiny smooth cicadas 8-12 it is impossible to achieve the aim without suffering 12-14 cycling circles of tiny tiny smooth cicadas 14-18 it is impossible to achieve the aim without suffering 18 -20 k-k-kk-kk-kk-k 25 single frippertronic flotation device 27 flotation device again mahogany buffalo honey river slow burst the dam 32 x 1:37 it is impossible again 1:49 banshee at coat check 2:02 banshee leaves the pyramid dancefloor 2:03 you 2:04 blue eyed soul vulnerability 2:08 avenue C to hell kitchen 2:37 the aim suffering 2;47 no panic in the tinkly disco 3:31-3:38 bloody holiday exposure stylee lung rip glass 3:40 you 3:42 are 3:44 he 3:45 psycho killer calm ride home in her car 3:52 oh 3:53 flotation device 3:54-4:02 again ceiling staring between glass wails 4:03 x 4:04 p flotation flotation o disco stops 4:05 cycling circles of tiny tiny smooth cicadas 4:06 cannibalistic calm searching vanishing

Songkran 2

The original Songkran post is here.The photographs were taken with an iPhone 6s.

Songkran 1

The original Songkran post is here.

The following were taken with an iPhone during the 2018 Songkran Festival.Water Festival Thailand The conclusion to this series is here.

Penang Christmas 24 hour Food Documentation

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.

Stephen Black: Ipoh/Perak Artist in Residence 2018

A4 self-promotion document

when printed out on A4 paper, this explains Stephen Black's background, AR plans and network.

An artist-in-residency would enable Stephen Black's completed Ipoh projects, and new ones, to be shared internationally.

His research about Perak and Ipoh, his Ipoh/Perak multimedia projects and his international experiences as an artist and writer could be shared internationally. Although based on heritage, multiculturalism, natural wonders and food, the spirit of the artworks is forward thinking, especially in regards to technology.

In all cases, the artworks support the ideas of community, multiculturalism and the idea of "doing locally and thinking globally".

An artist-in-residency would allow the following existing projects to be publicized and further developed, in addition to new ones being created.

IPOH IDENTITY(PHOTOS + TEXT)

The first of several blog posts on the Ipoh branding project is here.

TT5 (AR DISCUSSIONS AND MORE)

Since opening in October 2017, TT5 is rapidly establishing itself as a destination for locals and foreign visitors.

woam tour guide in industrial area

The TT5 tin dredge in Ipoh, Malaysia is a popular tourist attraction. Here, a guide explains the workings of the dredge.

Crowd receiving a tour.

On the deck of the last remaining tin mining dredge in Malaysia, a guide gives an explanation

tours of industrial places

A tour entering the last remaining tin dredge in Malaysia.

tin dredge

brainstorming by Stephen Black on the idea of Ipoh identity

YASMIN AHMAD MUSEUM at KONG HENG

Featuring the works of filmmaker and poet Yasmin Hamda, this museum is planning a project that would use AR to connect scenes from Yasmin's movies with their actual locations in Ipoh, by using AR.here are many possibilities here...

Facebook screen capture

Screen capture of Facebook page for Yasmin at Kong Heng

HOTEL ABBY

An interesting hotel with an excellent reputation among international budget travelers, the Abby Hotel hosted the Ni Art Week in 2016. It was also the basis for Stephen Black's 72 hour Facebook Live event and the surrounding area is featured prominently in the IPHOh: 38 iPhone Photos by Bubiko Foodtour AR project. The hotel's rooftop terrace offers the best spot to admire the sun setting over Ipoh.

Ipoh, Malaysia

IPOH:38 iPhone Photographs by Bubiko Foodtour first test of beta, by Claire Monfray

SYMPHONY SUITES BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Located near some of Ipoh's most impressive limestone caves and literally across the street from pomelo vendors and the Nam Thean Tong Temple, Symphony Suites was the location for another experimental 60 hour Facebook live event. Pomelos in Ipoh

IPOH: 38 Photos by Bubiko Foodtour The world's first AR Photo Exhibition

Soon available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

IPOH: 88 iPhone Photographs by Bubiko Foodtour Advertising and marketing to follow, as well as a print version. For now, the ebook version is available on Amazon.

IPOH SING!

This online photo and video exhibition was an unofficial part of the Singapore-Ipoh Causeway Exchange project.

NEW BOOK PROJECT

The author of eight books, Stephen Black is currently writing about the Ipoh area. The book combines research with personal observations and will be stylistically similar to i ate tiong bahru, which is a bestseller in Singapore.

Augmented Reality in Asia

Malay Mail article about Stephen Black in Ipoh

Ipoh Identity Digital Sketches: Food

More notes and ideas on the identity of Ipoh, Malaysia. Again, the tools used were an iPhone and Microsoft Paint. Am looking forward to getting feedback and developing these further. The first of this three part series is here.