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Announcing “Perpetual Nomads” Early Access Release Out Now!

Perpetual Nomads is now available in Early Access Release! This innovative Virtual Reality Experience, coproduced by Mez Breeze Design and BradField Narrative Designs, is the next installment of the award-winning interactive story Inanimate Alice. First established in 2005, Inanimate Alice features the world traveling character Alice in her various adventures. The series is highly regarded […]
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Bullet-Point Updateish Update

So I decided to wrangle a 10 minute time-parcel into submission to quickly update you with a list [we allllll love lists, right?] of sparkly-shiny things happening around the Mezosphere o’ late: “This Golden Stance” being spiffingly showcased at the 2017 International Festival of Virtual Reality: “Las Ranetas” [alongside jaw-dropping-superb works such as Emmy Award […]
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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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“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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Open Book Challenge to Replace Facebook

We are looking to fund seven purpose-driven teams that want to build a billion-user social network to replace Facebook — while protecting consumer privacy. We want to invest in replacements that don’t manipulate people and that protect our democracy from bad actors looking to spread misinformation. Source: Open Book Challenge
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Game Devs Respond to Trump: Games Can Be Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWZtbfBGjIg President Donald Trump showed a reel of video game violence last week during a meeting with the game industry as part of an attempt to find solutions to gun violence. And this week, the game industry has responded with an 88-second reel — the same length as Trump’s video — showing the beauty of […]
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81 Year Old Commodore Amiga Artist – Samia Halaby

Samia Halaby is a world renowned painter who purchased a Commodore Amiga 1000 in 1985 at the tender age of 50 years old. She taught herself the BASIC and C programming languages to create “kinetic paintings” with the Amiga and has been using the Amiga ever since. [Via amz3]
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Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build. The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the Center for Humane Technology. Along with the […]