VR

360 films

Kandao Obsidian Publicity!

Life is exciting sometimes: opportunities suddenly appear: opportunities that can vanish unless we act decisively. Yesterday, Viki Yuan from Kandao sent me an email outlining the great features on the Obsidian 360 camera, “a beast of quality and speed”. A few months ago, on Facebook, I e-met Laura Lieu from Kandou. The following is from …

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Haptics: Bubiko, Lei Cha and Data Science (Ingredients)

This is the second post in a series in which I have fun with lei cha, haptics and Bubiko. Later, when things are more organized and clear, I hope this catch the interest of data scientists, information specialists and CG filmmakers/animators. There is a fun dimension to all of this, but I seriously wonder what …

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Haptics: Bubiko, Lei Cha and Data Science (Finger, Hand and Arm Movements)

This post is a resource, a continuation of my series of posts about haptics . It also references Bubiko Foodtour and builds upon my interest in food as art. By deconstructing and pondering the processes involved in making lei cha, I will create a data base. I hope to find a data scientist and or/data …

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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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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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hand performance

Haptics: Giving VR the Finger (2 of a series)

(The first of my posts on haptics is here. Some posts in this series are technical, some are interviews, some are essays; all are handy and some are touching.) To truly understand haptics, one must be aware of those glorious, sensitive tools that are always at arm’s length. “The human hand is an engineering marvel. …

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a hand at No Se No

Haptics: Giving VR the Finger (1 of a series )

Rethink the body for a moment. The skin; the largest organ. The wondrous organs and processes within this sack of flesh, especially the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. With everything working together, we can do things like jump, speak and button our clothes. Zooming in on the act of buttoning a shirt, we see a …

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screenshot of video interview on youtube

now

To find out what nownownow is about, visit!   I am now working on an AR app featuring Bubiko Foodtour, promoting Bubiko’s book on AR, promoting Newspaper Drumsticks.  I am finishing Detroit and Cherry. Soon to start preparing for my involvement with the VIEW Conference 2020, in Turin.

VC questions applied to a book and a VR startup

I am presently in Johor Bahru Malaysia, where I am duotasking: writing a book and concluding the research necessary to begin  a VR-related startup. The questions that investors ask are a must for for my startup and an interesting way to look at my book project. The VR section immediately follows the book section. VC …

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