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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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New Light :: Opportunity for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Artists

New Light is an opportunity for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists to produce short, experimental moving-image works as part of TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, celebrating Australia’s rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures. Large-scale, silent projections will screen in high resolution onto the eastern façade of the Target building on […]
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Want to be Happy? Be Grateful.

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
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Call Out: Part Choose-Your-Own Adventure, Part Exquisite Corpse

  Part choose-your-own adventure, part exquisite corpse, part fiction pyramid scheme, The Wyoming Project is an experiment in phenomenology and post-postmodern narrative structure.​ With each author writing new branches of the story based on what previous authors have written, our goal is to write an epic great work of Infinite Jest-level proportion and accessibility. ​This […]
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Repurposed Power Glove Does Animation

Dillon Markey, an animator for Robot Chicken and PES, modifies a Nintendo Power Glove as the most awesome animation tool ever.
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Poetics of Politics

Our current social order is surely reaching a critical period of its time. With the rise of ethno-national parties and fragmentation of European Union, authoritarianism feed on xenophobia generated by ‘terrorism’. Dazzled by the hyperreality of overloading information and sensation from media channels,we find ourselves questioning the future of borderless and multi-cultural landscape of Europe. […]