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Books by Book Merah

Book Merah has primarily published the works of Stephen Black, the exception being Singapore Literature prize winner Cyril Wong.Book Merah is now open to discussions with writers. Latest addition: Newspaper Drumsticks by Tyler Dempsey! (Incredible project; even the reviews are inspiring.) Stephen Black’s books and stories are often set in Asia, and combine research with …

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ARphabet Tour

the ARphabet tour Indiegogo Prelaunch  page. With the three topics of AR, Books and Mango Sticky Rice, The ARphabet tour starts at ARIA at MIT, January 14 and 15, 2019.  AR-themed presentations are one part of the tour, the second involves readings and writing workshops.There is also a component called The Mango Sticky Rice Experience. …

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Alphabet Spikes Z-T (notes from June 2018, Hong Kong)

One of the books free/discounted, as part of the HK Book Fair. Alphabet Spikes is a collection of stories, essays and experiments created from February 2017 until now–and in the future! The core of the book is here, on Amazon, but this ebook actually something like crowdfunding. Once you buy the book, send me your …

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FOODHACK! HK Poly June 15-17

EELCOIN! (The foodhack was a weekend full of hard work and hope. I was on a team with Beeno, Ann, Sayuri and Kerong. We worked and ate amongst talented people who shared ideas and experiences related to fixing global food challenges.) Welcome HK Foodhackers! My name is Stephen Black and I have worked with food …

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Stephen Black: 72 hour Facebook Live Broadcast

THE BROADCAST IS HERE. HELLO Augmented Reality,art, Southeast Asian food, Bubiko Foodtour, VR, music, haikus, photographs, videos, unusualness… and discussions, readings from, and free downloads of, EBOOKS! The broadcast starts at 3PM September 30, Malaysia time, ends on Monday, October 2 at 3PM Malaysia time. Until October 2, these ebooks are free downloads on Amazon: …

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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.

Agaricus blazeii Murrill, Sacha Inchi Oil and Me (part 2)

the first part of this post is here To review, from about 1999 to 2002, I was very involved with researching and promoting a medicinal and gourmet mushroom called ABM, Agaricus blazeii Murrill. As part of this, I wrote my first book. I did this in Tokyo, Manhattan and around Toledo, Ohio. I established many …

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Agaricus blazeii Murrill, Sacha Inchi Oil and Me

Unexpectedly, I now find myself in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. I have been here for two months, during which time I started to write a book called Touching JB. It is about Johor Bahru, Singapore, food, AR/VR, people, game development, history; many things. It is also self-reflective, but hopefully not in a narcissistic way. My past …

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Book Merah: 10 years without any marketing. Why?

…this post has been prepared as part of the Book Merah Ten Year Anniversary Party… to see other posts related to the history of Book Merah, click here. “Each author should experiment, but I will say that nothing is better than writing the next book. If any time is being spent marketing in lieu of …

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Tables of Adventure, Woe and Joy

If you have followed even a small portion of the trail I have created on the internet, you will see that there are a number of detours and half-finished roads. Despite appearances, work is being done on all of them.   With this post I am jotting down notes about food, as an experience and …

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