New! Women Play Guitar

Terry has launched a new website and club for and about women guitar players! More about this soon, but check it out!

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Terry creates interactive multimedia books drawing on an extensive career in new media and writing. Many associate digital interactive books today with children's books and games, but 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 performed some of the music from her soon to be published iBook series novel, Light 2.0 for an Opera Guild's Works-In-Progress evening in Berkeley on May 29, 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. More about that will be shared soon on her Light 2.0 Facebook blog.

Terry previously presented excerpts of Light 2.0 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:

Our first book is Light 2.0 - the interactive multimedia enhancement of Terry Bailey's hit podcast novel, Light 1.0. Light 2.0 adds more animations, music, art - all created by Terry - it will include many chapters never published in the podcast. We are excited to announce that it will begin publication as an iBook in the Apple iBook Store soon - June 2014. Now also in production is a series of music education interactive multimedia books (more about them soon!)

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Terry's Upcoming Speaking / Music / Art Englagements

Terry will speak about the intersection of Arts and Sciences at Glendale College February 23, 2016 as part of the Science Lecture Series. Terry will also be speaking to Juniors and Seniors at Hoover High in Glendale this month about careers for women in fields that intersect the Arts and Sciences.

Terry at GCC 2-23-16

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Interactive Digital Media: Design, Development / Programming, Art, Graphics, Information Design, Writing, Music, Video, UX, Technology / IT, Publishing.

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 and IT 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 working with the cities of Glendale and Burbank to develop a K-12 school curriculum in coding / programming, and to develop a cybersecurity business education initiative. She also serves on the digital technology boards of Pasadena City College, and Fremont College, and consults on interactive media.

Music! - Currently we're creating music for Light 2.0 - the next version of my podcast novel, Light 1.0 - an interactive iBook. It will be available by summer 2014.

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 in late 2016 - 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 universities 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. The book will begin publication in the iBook Store and elsewhere soon.

Learn! - Terry conducts seminars and speaks to local businesses and organizations on all things digital media and technology
Although not teaching fulltime any longer (formerly taught at Disney Imagineering and the Art Institute) Terry continues to be available for speaking engagements and seminars about interactive multimedia, media technology, creativity, writing for interactive multimedia, digital publishing, digital marketing / branding, user-centered design, cybersecurity, and innovating on the bleeding edge. Click on this link for details

Riffing on Books Blog. Current Post: "Self Driving Cars: The Emperor's New Clothes Tale of Early 21st Century?" - Let me begin with something I tweeted recently (@TerryMediabench). It was in response to a tweet I read about how the Tesla Company was “discovering” (via accidents, I think it was) that human drivers cannot be counted on to be alert in all self-driving car emergencies when human intervention is called for. Elon Musk Admits Humans Can’t Be Trusted with Tesla’s Autopilot Feature. . . . more . . . . 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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