Stephen Black

A (VR/AR/Haptics+)-based book proposal for agents-like-Lauren-Appleton

(This was written almost a year ago… so much has happened since then, and by that I mean experiences and contacts that will surely make for a great book. Like this. And this. Anyhoo… Hello literary-agents-like-Lauren-Appleton! I hope all is well on your side of the interwebtubes! My name is Stephen Black and I have …

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Stelarc: the sound of three hands clapping (#3 in the Haptics series)

Three hands clapping. Maybe the phrase is a cyborg Zen riddle. Maybe it’s not. I can only imagine Stelarc’s reaction upon seeing the phrase. He’ll either ignore it and plunge into the heart of the text, or laugh his Aussie-mad-scientist laugh.. This post is casual, a pleasant way to continue my haptics series. So much …

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A Few Notes on the Legal World and IT

This is part meditation/part reportage of a fact-finding mission. I am not involved with the legal world in any manner, and these notes are simply that: notes. I try to be open to other perspectives. And, as I am finalizing plans for an AR/VR startup, it doesn’t hurt to learn about the state of the …

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AR, VR, ebook icon: Cone

Cone: Engadget Experience public document

Hello Engadget and Esteemed Judges, My name is Stephen Black and I am an artist, writer and producer. Cone is a three part project: a VR experience, an AR film experiment and a book. Thank you very much for your time and consideration. OnwARd, Stephen Black Engadget Experience Cone by Stephen Black PDF Engadget Experience …

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Can We Call Minnesotapool?

I am now working on the second draft of a 60,000 word book that has been written during my three month stay in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The book combines fictional stories with essays on travel and food in JB and notes related to my proposed VR/AR startup. The book is called Game of JB. As …

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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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Stephen Black: AR startup in Singapore. Why?

An outline of reasons as to why Singapore is the place for Stephen Black’s planned  AR startup. As Creative Director/Producer for the CDK, a CG-generated VR project for a Singapore-based joint venture, SB became very familiar with Singapore’s working environment, including government policies and business practices. (The CDK is described more fully at www.blacksteps.tv.) As …

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Year of the Rooster things to do

(image by David Severn) The Art/VR startup idea…the time is now! The  Tiong Bahru Mouth the book , the photos, the haikus,  the videos. The Tiong Bahru Market is closing for three months at the end of February. Seems like that would be a punctuation mark of some sort. The i ate tiong bahru audiobook …

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