I will be doing an AR presentation at VIEW in Turin in October!
Bio from the ARIA/Augmented Reality Leadership Summit at the MIT Media Lab, February 12, 2020.
The video below is explained here.
I attended the Volumetric Filmmakers NYC Meetup on December 12, 2019.
I am also hoping to meet media companies, content producers, musicians, visual artists and anyone involved with AR, VR and volumetric filmmaking.
(This post was originally created for the The Video Show in Washington DC, where the interview was recorded.)
As part of the Video Show fun, this unusual ebook guide to AR was featured!
Although, in my presentations, I mention companies, no one is paying me to have their product or service mentioned. I am thrilled to say that Novaby is helping me with Bubiko, and that I have spent a little quality time with Tranzient and Scandy (listed below), but other than that, I am just sharing info gathered online and at trade shows/events.
Stephen Black is a consultant/creative director/ bestselling writer/director/producer (Fox, Cartoon Network, CNN, Fuji TV) who’s spoken about AR at MIT, Hong Kong PolyU, TechCrunch Shenzhen, PARIS (Paris Augmented Reality Influencers Show) and the Open Augmented Reality Cloud Symposium (Munich). Beach Road, his VR (360 video) movie was featured at VR festivals in Singapore, Las Vegas and Brisbane.
Also an established visual artist, he has exhibited at art spaces worldwide, including the Singapore Biennale (with Michael Lee), Image Forum Experimental Film and Video Festival (Tokyo), and numerous venues in the legendary art scene of the Rivington School/Lower East Side of New York City.
With Sayuri Okayama, Stephen created Bubiko Foodtour, an AR character who will soon be featured in an app. Bubiko has written a guide to AR, as well as collaborated with: the Tranzient VR electronic music-making software, an AR portal experiment with Green Bean Boy/Hummingbirdsday Studio. Upcoming: collaborations with Six Cats Studio, David Severn, Secret Donut World and NUG TOTH (Natchez).
Stephen is available for creating AR/VR/traditional video content as well as consulting, creative direction and public speaking opportunities. His latest book, Bubiko Foodtour’s Ununusual Guide to Augmented Reality (reviewed here) is available on Amazon.
PRO TIPS/NEWS STORIES
Geopose. As URL is to the internet, geopose is to AR. Interested? This blog post is a must.
Geopose and GPS virtual sculpture (1st location: Paris) now in production by Vincent Trastour (Flamingo Studios/PARIS event) and Stephen Black.
Scandy: A revolutionary way to create 3D scans with iOS. https://www.scandy.co/
Neilson Gamble's experiment with volumetric video, Aframe, hoxel and the Oculus Quest.
Novaby: 3D model makers experienced with AR, gamemaking and more: https://www.novaby.com/ The CEO of Novaby, Julia Beabout is also heading cutting edge AR/social projects:
A talk about the amazing Blackhawk Jazz club AR project San Francisco. And soon Julia will be sharing info about her Seattle AR project.
Tranzient: Electronic Musicmaking in VR: https://blacksteps.tv/bubiko-meets-tranzient-1-0/
Bubiko Foodtour’s Unusual Guide to Augmented Reality, reviewed on AR Post: https://arpost.co/2019/10/22/bubiko-foodtours-unusual-guide-to-augmented-reality-approachable-introduction-ar-technology/
How augmented reality is being used in weather reporting | ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/video/how-augmented-reality-is-being-used-in-weather-reporting/
Questions? Use the comment section. Thanks! Looking forward to meeting you!
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