Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Recent Work

Links to Recent Work by Chris McGowan

Graham Sack Explores the Depths of
Historical and Psychological VR with
his Lincoln in the Bardo 360 VR film


 On the Highways and Byways
of the Future with Syd Mead (VFX Voice)


In a previous incarnation, I pioneered Billboard's coverage of interactive media in my Laser Scans column and news coverage, and co-authored a history of the subject, Entertainment in the Cyber Zone: Exploring the Interactive Universe of Multimedia (Random House).

I took my interest in virtual reality and immersive media further with a satirical science-fiction novel, The Big God Network, that is set in Bali, Brazil, "Pacifica" and "New America," and various virtual worlds.

And I have written a lot about Brazilian music along the way:

Brazil's Lenine Brings His Musical
Bridge to Central Park (Huffington Post)

I have published two books about Brazilian music: The Brazilian Sound (Temple University Press) and The Brazilian Music Book (a collection of interviews). The Brazilian Sound is now in its 3rd U.S. edition, and has been translated into French, German, Korean and Japanese. I have been interviewed by the BBC, the New York Times, the Associated Press, Radio New Zealand, Japanese television, and NPR about Brazilian music and culture.

In the publicity realm, I have written introductions, liner notes, bios, and/or press releases for Starbucks Music, the Voyager Company, Elektra Records, Columbia Records, Narada Records, and Rhino Records.

my essay celebrating their 10th anniversary

I am also a translator (Portuguese/English) and have worked on translations for Ernst/Young, IBAMA (Brazilian Ministry of the Environment), USAID, Chevron, Vale, Petrobras, Bradesco, TV Globo, SBT, Routledge Books, and many translations of academic papers as well as two books.

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