Tony Patrick

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We have a million ways to talk about and to articulate harm, but not enough words or phrases or sentences which can open the portal for restoration, renewal, and healing. Part of what I’m interested in currently is creating space for that.

I know how good it feels to be given agency, to be invited into continuums of imagination and creativity. And as we imagine together, we need to create a shared language for restoration. Where is the verbal bridge for clear, transparent communication that can facilitate healing and repair? Where is the structure for true dialogue and transformation and transcendence?






Hereborn Park

Hereborn Park is a virtual web XR experience of cosmic proportions, where visitors skate through a portal of memory, pain, and struggle beyond time and space.

Cosmic Circle introduces the first icon of Hereborn Park, Kasama—a Cosmic guide who grants wayward souls facing existential crises a skating experience to transcend painful memories and struggles. She delivers them into the abyss of joy beyond time and space, offering us a moment to love, heal, and restore our relationship to our own past.

Location: Virtual
Date: 2021-ongoing


Beyond the Breakdown

Evolving from Eyebeam’s Rapid Response 2020 program and featured in the New Frontier section of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Beyond the Breakdown is a browser extension that reimagines algorithmic suggestion engines. It asks, “How can we hack the ways we engage with media and each other online and IRL? How can this intervention offer a space for self-reflection where we notice ourselves playing into broken systems, and take back control?”

Location: Virtual
Date: 2021-ongoing
With: Lauren Lee McCarthy and Grace Lee
Press: Medium & Engadget,, 2021




Whitepaper

A self-aware fintech A.I. creates a new wealth class while searching for the author of the whitepaper which catalyzed  its existence. An experiential comic (AR, VR, XR) which prototypes an aspirational future in which we could all thrive.


Born in the Sundance New Frontier/USC Worldbuilding Institute Future of Work Worldbuilding Residency and further developed in the IFP/RYOT/Verizon 5G Storytelling Residency, Whitepaper exemplifies a new form of storytelling which aims to not only create an engaging extended-reality thriller with unforgettable characters, but also lay the foundation for a new social-good crypto-currency platform.


Location: Virtual
Date: 2021-ongoing
Artists: Aaron Tucker, Chris Peterson,
Letterer: Jim Cambell/And World Design
Press: Light Reading



(Serenity)

(Serenity) is an artificial intelligence prototype that evolves concierge chatbats in an attempt to better serve online community values and interactions.

Location: Virtual
Date: 2023



Black Card

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS CHALLENGES.

It would be just another day for Leonard, except The Commission, a shadow organization tasked with keeping members up to snuff on their “blackness,” is hot on his trail for his latest infraction. An afternoon with the love of his life, Lona, goes off course as a missing ID Card escalates into questions of loyalty, life, and love...

Date: 2015

Diretor/Executive Producer: Pete Chatmon
Producers: Christina DeHaven, Tony Patrick, Dorian Missick, Dylan Verrechia, ELEW Production
Designer: Drew Renard Droege
Editor: K.A. Miille
Costume Designer: Tysha Ampadu
Music: ELEW
Sound Design: Sam Miille
Creator/Voiceover: Tony Patrick