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VIEW 2019 part 3

Danny Dimian is a visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, most recently supervising the Academy Award-winning SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE for Sony Pictures Animation. His presentation was proof that daring art can happen in large institutions. Yes, it can be said that Sony wanted a new stylized look for the Spiderverse movie(s). However, many, …

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Bubiko meets Tranzient 1.0

I met Jim Simons, the force behind Tranzient, at the November 2019 edition of the London Augmenting Reality Meetup. He did a live demo of the Tranzient VR/music making app. The app not only performed beautifully, Jim composed some great little beats; on the spot of course. The Tranzient app allows musicians to collaborate in …

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Stephen Black’s AR/VR/spatial computing experiences

Stephen Black: This post is a breakdown of my experiences with AR/VR/Spatial Computing. It starts with 2002, though I received a BFA in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology  well before that. Before 2002, I lived in Tokyo, Manhattan, Paris and Hong Kong, and worked in network TV, fine arts, photography and music. …

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LOTUS MOUNTAIN, a VR movie

Stephen Black is the co-creator of Bubiko Foodtour, and the author of Bubiko Foodtour’s Unusual Guide to Augmented Reality. This proposal was posted on Kaleidoscope on February 25, 2019. Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley, on the night of Chinese Valentine’s Day. Joyh, a cyborg, is finally taken out into the world by Dave, her creator. Five …

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Lotus Mountain Notes

Lotus Mountain is about a robot and the man who broke her heart. The 360 VR short film written by Stephen Black and co-directed by Leo Wei and Stephen Black, is currently in postproduction. Lotus Mountain features Alps Bethneck, who can be seen in the 360VR film Beach Road, as well as The Changi Murals, …

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24 hours in Shenzhen (360 VR): A Project by Leo Wei and Stephen Black

Suggestions for locations and story ideas are welcome. Interesting locations at interesting times, interesting people, interesting tech; we will consider anything. 24 hours in Shenzhen (360 VR): A project by Leo Wei and Stephen Black Shenzhen, the Silicon Valley of China, will be documented for a 24 hour period on August 18th, in a co-production …

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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 …

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Stephen Black’s VR-related posts Part 1

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. SPOKEN SPOKEN Eugene Soh/Stephen Black open notebook Angelic Visions (this, …

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AR, VR and Every R in Between (July 7, 2018)

HAPPENING NOW: STEPHEN BLACK’S EBOOKS: FREE AND DISCOUNTED 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 …

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