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6:30 AM Woke up in a black and white photograph of Chung King Mansions.
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!)
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)
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
1:37 it is impossible again
1:49 banshee at coat check
2:02 banshee leaves the pyramid dancefloor
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
3:45 psycho killer calm ride home in her car
3:53 flotation device
3:54-4:02 again ceiling staring between glass wails
4:04 p flotation flotation o disco stops
4:05 cycling circles of tiny tiny smooth cicadas
4:06 cannibalistic calm searching vanishing
The original Songkran post is here.
The conclusion to this series is here.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I will soon be doing a press conference/demo for an AR app of the world's first AR exhibition of photographs. Ipoh, Malaysia is the theme of the photographs and the photographer is Bubiko Foodtour.
If you or your company would like be included in the press materials, get in touch immediately. The premiere will take place in Ipoh on Friday, October 27. This event will generate articles and videos which will then be used for a larger opening/launch in Kuala Lumpur. Other press conferences/demos are being planned for Tokyo, Singapore and New York City.
Anyone can be a supporter and the amount or form of support is up to you.Your name or logo will appear on the promotional materials for Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo and Manhattan.Whether you are a penniless fan of AR/Photography/Ipoh, an angel investor, an Ipoh-based business or a well respected AR giant like Unity, Apple, Microsoft or Google I hope to hear from you!
Supporters so far, l;ogos already received: All About Ipoh (Facebook group with 65K + followers),Jewellery Design and Management International School,Symphony Suites Hotel, Thanas Digital Studio, Hock Moon Hiong bak kwa, The Dundercats, The Abby Hotel and emily2u (Ipoh-themed blog).
I have recently started durational projects, such as the Symphony Suites Session, which lasted 60 hours. This is a scrapbook of the first 12 hours, and it is full of information and impressions about Ipoh.
The photos in the AR exhibition are taken from the book Ipoh: 88 iPhone photographs by Bubiko Foodtour, which is available on Amazon.
This is a proposed idea; THIS IS NOT CONFIRMED. All comments and suggestions welcome.
IPOH-THEMED AR PHOTO EXHIBITION IS WORLD's FIRST
Journalists, bloggers and members of the press, tourism, food, art and technology communities are invited to come and experience AR in person.
Sponsored by: AVCTISGAWD (A Visionary Company That is Great At What They Do! PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IMMEDIATELY IF YOUR COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE THEIR NAME HERE, AND ON THE IPOH APP ITSELF. 50,000 people are expected to see the IPOH AR exhibition in the first year alone.)
Augmented Reality(AR), the new information and entertainment technology appearing on millions of phones worldwide, is now also a medium for viewing photography. Photographs taken by Bubiko Foodtour of the food, spirit and heritage of Ipoh, Malaysia are now available to anyone with AR software in their phones or tablets.
Produced by Stephen Black, the 38 images are an ambient slideshow; each image displayed for one minute.
Bubiko Foodtour, AR's first superstar, is a fictional character produced by Stephen Black and Sayuri Okayama.Bubiko is a little chef from Thailand who loves researching food. Her favorite phrases is "aroi mak mak", Thai language for "very delicious." For the past year Bubiko has been travelling across Southeast Asia, introducing herself to all kinds of food professionals, at the same learning about local foods and explaining AR. Bubiko's Instagram account is aroi mak mak! The images used in the AR exhibition are from Bubiko's ebook, which is available on Amazon.(Note: Bubiko is soon to be an AR 3D character.)
About AR (Augmented Reality)
By 2019, hundreds of millions of phones and tablets will be able to display AR. Most newer iPhones are capable of displaying AR now, and AR-capable Android apps are being released constantly.
Although the most famous use of AR is Pokemon, other industries besides gaming are starting to use AR. Food, tourism, medical, educational and industrial applications are being developed.
Those attending the Ipoh AR Photo Exhibition Press Conference will have a chance to experience the excitement of AR for themselves.
LOCATION: (To be determined.) However, I hope to use a limestone cave, any one of the several in the area.A cave makes for dynamic publicity photos and is an interesting contrast to the hi-tech concept of AR. Finally, the soft lighting of a cave entrance is ideal for photographing and viewing AR.
About Stephen Black: A "futurist Renaissance man", Stephen Black has successfully worked in conceptual art, gamemaking technology (Unity, C++), television production (CNN, Fuji TV, Cartoon Network), photography and traditional/360 filmmaking. His works have been exhibited worldwide and one of his eight books, i ate tiong bahru, is a national bestseller in Singapore.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: bubikofoodtour *AT * gmail.com