Mez Breeze

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Australia
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Australia
AU
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Mez Breeze crafts VR sculptures/paintings, VR + AR experiences, games, experimental storytelling, Virtual Reality Literature, and other genre-defying output. Current and past tinkerings include the Virtual Reality Adventure Perpetual Nomads, predicting the rise of Augmented Reality at The Next Web, and exhibiting with the Third Faction Collective at World of Warcraft: Emergent Media Phenomenon.

Recent accolades and exhibitions include Mez’s Virtual Reality Literature Experience Our Cupidity Coda being a Finalist in the 2018 EX Experimental New Media Art Awards. In November 2017, This Golden Stance was showcased at the Las Ranetas International Festival of Virtual Reality (alongside the Oculus Story Studio produced Dear Angelica and Sony’s Snatch): as of May 2018, this VR Sculpture goes on permanent display at the Museum of Other Realities. Also in 2018, Mez partnered with Microsoft, Samsung and MasterpieceVR for their VR Influencers Sustainability Initiative where VR Artists were invited to design models using a Windows Mixed Reality Headset.

Microsoft’s MCV Pacific Women In Games listed Mez in their 2017 Game Changers Honorable Mentions, and Dev Diner named her as a 2017 Honorable Nominee for her VR work. In 2016, Mez took up an invite from the digital arts organisation Rhizome to have work memorialized in their Net Art Anthology. Her co-developed narrative game All the Delicate Duplicates has won multiple awards, including the 2015 Tumblr International Arts and Media Prize, 2016 Best Overall Game at the Game City Festival, and the 2017 Dundee Game Design Award in the Best Experimental Game Category. #PRISOM, Mez’s 2013 Augmented Reality Game developed with Andy Campbell, was commissioned for the 2013 International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. Academic James O’Sullivan describes #PRISOM as: “…the digital equivalent of Orwell’s 1984“.

Mez’s projects are taught worldwide and her works reside in Collections as diverse as The World Bank, Cornell’s Rose Goldsen Archive and the National Library of Australia. She is also in the process of developing a comprehensive career archive with Duke University’s Curator Collection team: this archive is to be housed at the Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Mez currently serves as an Advisor to the Mixed Augmented Reality Art Research Organisation, an Editorial Board Member of the Digital Journal Thresholds, a co-founder of the XR Artists Collective, and is a Senior Research Affiliate of the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab.

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Eric Dean Rasmussen