2019 has been the year of peaks and troughs. I've forged incredible new career paths and wrestled wild learning curves. I've also been lucky enough to connect to sparkly new colleagues and peers [some of which now fall into the collaborator, and friend, categories]. I've also dealt with a fair share of sadness and loss [as we all have I'm sure, so I won't go into extended detail, but I will say that having a colleague/friend battle and lose extended mental illness struggles has been profoundly affecting].
So again I find myself in the middle of an excitement-propelled update of all things Perpetual Nomads, which has been powering along on exhibiting, showcasing and archiving fronts. Here's 3 of the latest newsworthy gigs Perpetual Nomads is currently [or soon to be shown] at: For lucky Canadians, Fraser Valley Regional Library is today launching the first of three initiatives for library audiences to experience our Perpetual Nomads VR Adventure in its entirety at library locations in Delta, Maple Ridge and Abbotsford, using the HTC Vive VR system to immerse participants in the world.
It's been a good long while since I've had the time to update y'all on shenanigans here at Mez Breeze Design and believe me, the shenanigans have been lapping at a brimmingly-high-level with oodleloads of events, creative works and projs both happening and in the pipe. So I'm breaking out of this time-imposed CoS [Cone of Silence] to let you fine folks know about just two such events for now [nuthin' like leaving you hanging on the others, huh], both of which involve the Electronic Literature Organisation.
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 in the digital fiction sphere and used in classrooms globally.
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 Reality avatars sitting there looking right smug] to be showing three Virtual Reality works at this 2017 International Festival of Virtual Reality hosted by the cultural association "