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].
Yep, consider the above title a lame attempt at summarising some of the news from my studio-neck-of-the-woods. There's just *so* *dang* *much* going on right now [both here + on the global stage too, right? In fact, in relation to what's more worthy of your attention, you're probably better off reading this or this than you are the below, but I appreciate snatching some o' ur eyeballish real-estate for a minute or two if you do choose to read on].
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.
So this morning a bunch of keen XR Artists met up in VR [at the gorgeous Museum of Other Realities] to explore new work that had been included in the May show, as well as a general chinwag. Turns out we did a heap more than that, and in the spirit of oversharing [heh] here's a brief take on some of the shenanigans - complete with screengrabs.
We're positively chuffed here at Mez Breeze Design Headquarters to report that Elliot Hu-Au, a reporter from the publication "Virtual Reality in Education", has taken the time to review our VR Experience Perpetual Nomads. It's a great review which includes such gems as: "Perpetual Nomads is an immersive and visually impressive short story that contains great potential for discussions on technology and human behavior.