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2020 Stephen Black presentations

Latest news! In October, in Turin, Italy, SB will be at: VIEW (last year’s event featured Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant), as well as talents responsible for animation for Game of Thrones, Toy Story, Star Wars and Spiderman: the Spider-verse, and more.) Stephen Black will be giving the following presentations on Augmented Reality …

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a man wearing a diving mask and tank on stage

A Star is Born or Something

I’m huffing and puffing and carrying a large ironing board. I still have tons of things to do. One is to print out 60 copies of the show sequence. After that I have to attach cardboard fins to the ironing board and cover it all with aluminum foil. I need to make jaws out of paper plates …

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Tiong Bahru: no more already

I would probably go see Stephen Black at the 2015 Singapore Writers Festival

A Facebook event page has been created. If you would like to see SB at the 2015 Singapore Writers Festival, check out this page. THANKS The Singapore literary scene is very small but dynamic. The National Book Development Council, the Arts Council,the National Heritage Board, the Economic Development Board, the Singapore Memory Project and other …

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The Sequel to I Ate Tiong Bahru/Ronnie and The Burns

Information on i ate tiong bahru can behttps://www.blacksteps.tv/i-ate-tiong-bahru/ found here. I Ate Tiong Bahru was originally planned as a small coffee table book, packed with photos that I’d taken, as well as historical images. The money for printing that could not be raised, however, and I decided to instead do a text-only “bare bones” project: …

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The Greatest Music of All Time

Al Green wrote the most glorious song in the world. Love and Happiness is the beautiful insanity of cherry blossoms.  Love and Happiness is poetry, fear, hope, weakness, strength, violins and big fat funk beats. I have a version of it on a CD, Al Green’s Greatest Hits, an incredible release by Motown Records. On the booklet that …

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3how (music/improvisation/art/Singapore)

Click here to listen to tracks from The Riverwalk Session CD by 3how. Hello…yes, the administration/digital paperwork is nonstop. There are 3how posts scattered about and I will eventually condense them here… eventually. Here are some 3how videos.   A small post, the first about 3how. 3how biography More of a conceptual idea than a band, 3how …

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SPOKEN: Musical portraits of artists

To see all posts related to SPOKEN, click here. The following is free-association as portraiture, as well as a way to give some ideas to Tommy J, the musician who is creating a soundscape for SPOKEN. SPOKEN, by Eugene Soh and Stephen Black,  is a virtual art exhibition/text project curated by Helium. Learn more about …

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Stephen Black Interviews + TEDx Youth presentation (compiled in April 2014)

New Asian Writing (online text interview) Video Interview with Super Raine about I Ate Tiong Bahru, ungluing and more Words as Technology TEDx Presentation Featuring a presentation about the rise of an “algorithm culture” as well as improvised music by Alexius Cai/Piblokto. Although the video is well-intentioned, I hope the following notes allow for a …

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