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Screenwriting for Spatial Cinema

Notes: Spatial cinema: storytelling for GeoPose-based AR productions, as well as VR and 360 Video. The flatness of the silver screen is being replaced by realistic, immersive environments. We can now move inside of stories and look around. First person views, multi-viewer possibilities and unreal cinematography. Ambisonic sound. Augmented reality allows actors of all kinds …

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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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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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ARphabet Tour: Secret Donut World

All of the sections of the ARphabet Tour are explained here. A collaboration between David Severn(UK/Japan) and Stephen Black, Secret Donut World is whimsical, colorful and unpredictable. A combination of David’s imagination and Stephen’s spatial computing ideas, Secret Donut World exemplifies the potential of AR and MR. At present there are a total of 50 …

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China's Silicon Valley

ARphabet Tour: Indiegogo Introductory video notes

All of the sections of the ARphabet Tour are explained here. Notes for the video introducing the ARphabet Tour on Indiegogo. Location: Boulevard of Houqian Bei Stephen Black standing in the heart of China’s Silicon Valley, holding the 2018 laminated pamphlet of Bubiko Orwell Tour highlights. Like this test: https://youtu.be/fM2Z6kr7mAs Points to cover: 2002: After years …

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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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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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