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Terry creates interactive multimedia books drawing on an extensive career in new media and writing. Not children's books! Terry is forging a new path in fiction (novels), creative nonfiction and poetry - employing not just text but animations, graphics, illustrations, original music and various forms of user interactivity

ABOUT TOWN Light 2.0! Terry is currently applying for fellowships and grants in order to spend concentrated time finishing her interactive multimedia novel series. Meanwhile she continues to write episodes and music for the novel (a series of multimedia books), the first episodes of which have been "hits' on Apple's iTunes in the form of podcasts since 2006! Terry performed some of the music from Light 2.0 at the Fireside Concert Series, with guitarist Jeff Linsky in April, 2016. She also read and performed from her multimedia novel for an Opera Guild's Works-In-Progress evening in Berkeley in 2015. In addition to the excitement of performing her own music was the fun of hearing the work of other composers, particularly a viola player and composer who manages the beautiful Julia Morgan House where the performance took place. Starting in August, 2016, Terry will begin to perform excerpts from Light 2.0 and its music at various reading events also. More about that will be shared soon on her Light 2.0 Facebook blog.

Terry has also presented excerpts of Light 2.0 (work-in-porgress) at the Pasadena Central Library, in a presentation sponsored by Adobe and to the students of Fremont College. Thank you to all who came out for fun and successful evenings! These performances are critical to the "beta-testing" development of the new literature medium and genre.

MORE NEWS Light 2.0! Facebook page now devoted to the creation of Light 2.0 as an iBook. Visit the page for news and updates about the trials and excitement of writing and publishing literature on the bleeding edge! Click here to go to Light 2.0 Facebook Page:

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Learn! - Terry conducts seminars and speaks to local colleges, businesses, government agencies and organizations on all things digital media and technology.

Although not teaching fulltime currently (formerly taught at Disney Imagineering, UCLA Extension, CSUN, California Design College and the Art Institute) Terry continues to be available for speaking engagements and seminars about interactive multimedia, media technology, creativity, interactive multimedia writing, new media journalism, digital publishing, digital art and sound, digital marketing / branding, user-centered design, cybersecurity, coding for kids, Women in Technology, and innovating on the bleeding edge. Click on this link for details

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New Media Innovator Terry Bailey, founder of Mediabench, a digital native, is a pioneer in interactive media. Terry has managed, produced and taught digital interactive media for entertainment corporations, corporate law firms, and science and academic institutions for more than 20 years.

Bailey has provided Interactive / WEB / Mobile media Design / Development, Digital Branding / Marketing, Content Strategy, Production Management, and Media Technology oversight to corporate, science, entertainment and academic clients including The National Science Foundation, Iwerks Entertainment, Johnson & Johnson, Philips, Disney Imagineering and The Creative Artists Agency.

Currently Terry is producing a series of multimedia iBooks based on her hit podcast novel, Light 1.0. She's also giving presentations at Glendale College on interactive multimedia, the history of interactive multimedia, and a special seminar of textures and texture mapping for architecture students and teaching digital video to laid off technology workers. Terry also consults on technology and cybersecurity \ initiatives with the cities of Glendale and Burbank and helped develop a K-12 school curriculum education initiative in coding / programming. She also serves on the digital technology boards of Pasadena City College, and Fremont College, and consults on interactive media.

Music! - Currently I'm creating music for Light 2.0 - the next version of my podcast novel, Light 1.0 - an interactive multimedia iBook.

In the meantime here is some music for your enjoyment: a clip from my Tea Gypsy CD of Manha de Carnaval. Ric Ickard joins me on guitar.

A mash-up clip (shh!) of me singing with Chet Atkins and Les Paul: Moonglow.

Writing! - Coming soon - Light 2.0 in iBook format

NEWS ! Light 2.0 has a Facebook page now - devoted to the creation process. Visit the page for news and updates about the trials and excitement of writing and publishing literature on the bleeding edge! Click here to go to Light 2.0 Facebook Page:

And click image below to read the story of my hit iTunes podcast multimedia novel - past, present, future! - you'll find a link to the original, Light 1.0, on iTunes.

Art! - Ice Tea, Giclée print on watercolor paper, 30.5" by 39" more about this painting . . . .
San Francisco native, Terry Bailey completed a BA degree in Film at San Francisco State University, and later studied fine art, design, theater, computer science and multimedia at several colleges before earning an MFA in Interactive Writing / Creative Nonfiction at Antioch University. A pioneer in the fields of interactive multimedia, digital painting and interactive book authoring, Terry has provided creative vision and inspired innovation with cutting edge media, arts, literary and design technologies in a wide range of academic, scientific, creative and corporate settings. Her digital paintings have been shown and reviewed in numerous juried exhibits including the Center for Contemporary Art in Sacramento, Siggraph, The Disney Gallery at Marlboro School, Poway Center for the Performing Arts, the Brand Library Gallery in Glendale and Long Beach Arts. Her digital portrait and landscape paintings demonstrate her deep roots in oil painting, drawing, art history and film. The content of her paintings is often reminiscent of a film tableau, and Terry likens them to painted one-frame movie scenes. Says Bailey regarding her work as a digital artist, “My brain does not know the difference between my holding a sable paint-laden brush or a computer stylus; in either case I am painting a picture, telling a story. But, for me, my visual vocabulary is greater working digitally because there are more options.” Terry is currently painting a series of landscapes based on the calendar months.

Now! - Amy Beach and Me - a biography and memoir about one of the first women composers in U.S. - and me. Click the image to find my prototype online. Terry hopes to get back to this interactive multimedia book (begun as her MFA thesis) after publishing her Light 2.0

Mediabench Event Tribute - NASA's Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter!

It went into orbit on July 4, 2016. Nasa explained that it was the most complicated mission they have undertaken, and fingers were crossed on the eventful day! “The spacecraft worked perfectly, which is always nice when you’re driving a vehicle with 1.7 billion miles on the odometer,” said Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager from JPL.

We heart you, too, Pluto! New Horizon's Pluto Flyby, 7-24-2015

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Riffing on Books Blog. Current Post: "Galileo and the Coal Companies" - We non-climate-change-deniers have much in common with Galileo. is Terry's Arts and Sciences literary blog, where she riffs about books and related life and world events. Topics are primarily the Arts and Sciences: creativity, neuroscience, physics, space, the links between science and the arts, digital art, interactive art, digital publishing but Terry occasionally traverses outside topics of interest and her reading travels, too.

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