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2017 International Festival of Virtual Reality: “Las Ranetas”

So there’s certain news tidbits that I should’ve been rabidly noting down here lately [think: this, that, and the other], but due to deadline insanity and crazyhuge workloads, instead I’ve found myself in a-neglect-my-blog rut… …until now. I’m the very definition of thrilled [look it up in the dictionary: betcha there’s one o’ my Virtual […]
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A Year and a Bit: The Good, The Bad, and the Mugglesy

Seems it’s turning out to be  hellova year here, and we’re only 4 months in. So far in 2017, here at MBD we’ve had Digital-Fiction-Award-shortlisted projects, and honorable mentions, and theorising all over the MDB shop: most of which have been centered on the release of “All the Delicate Duplicates”, on which we hit the […]
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Best Overall Game Award Goes to…All The Delicate Duplicates!

Amazingly tingle-fueled news: All The Delicate Duplicates has won the Open Arcade “Best Overall Game” Award at this years Game City Festival! Three games were nominated for this Best Overall Game Award, our very own, Akuto and The Last Leviathan. In short: WOOT!
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“Future Possible”: ABC Radio Interview

…so here’s an ABC radio interview with my fine self and the lovely Adelaide Rief about our upcoming speaking event as part of the “Future Possible” Series, during which I even made [some sort of] sense banging on about Augmented Reality, Digital Fiction, Virtual Reality, Tilt Brush, and monsters [of course]. And here’s a *massive* […]
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“The Journey Home” + Forced Affectivity in VR

So I just finished playing through this Virtual Reality Experience for the Vive called “The Journey Home” [TJH] which has left me confuzzled emotionally. At first, the experience was hard to get into with a rushed intro containing similar-sounding voiceovers resulting in the main characters being confusingly difficult to distinguish. The scenes that followed weren’t […]
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No Legacy: Literatura Electrónica Opening Symposium

Well worth the watch [+ happy to learn from this Symposium that when completed, my own Duke Uni/David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library archive will sit alongside those of Judy Malloy, Stephanie Strickland, and Rob Kendall: such amazing companions].
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Canada-Australia CoProductions Receive Over $700,000 in Funding [We’re One!]

Remember that crazybig announcement we had fun teasing you with in our last post? Well, now the embargo has been lifted, we’re gobstonkingly thrilled to announce that “Inanimate Alice: Perpetual Nomads”, our new Interactive Digital Novel and Virtual Reality Series, has been selected for production funding through the Canada – Australia Interactive Digital Media Incentive! […]
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PAPERS, PLEASE – The Short Film Final Trailer (2017)

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Weta Workshop – Blade Runner 2049

…we hand-made enormous miniature sets which were then filmed by legendary cinematographer Alex Funke. In the Design Studio, our team of conceptual designers helped give shape to the director’s vision.
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How BoJack Horseman Subverts Narrative

“…he wants life to be as simple as it is in a sitcom. He wants easy closure.  He’s always seeking validation and  forgiveness, but unlike his sitcom where they’re guaranteed, in real life he never earns them. Interestingly enough not getting this closure only exacerbates his problems, and he continues his own loops of addiction, […]
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The Never-Ending Game of Dungeons & Dragons