Our stories create our worlds.
So what stories are telling? What worlds are we creating?
Zoot is an indie publishing house based in Hong Kong exploring new formats of printed books and games. We publish interactive fiction picture books and role-playing game (RPG) books for young readers, families and schools. We also conduct interactive storytelling sessions and workshops on writing interactive fiction and the printing and publishing industry for writers.
Born in Australia, Jacinta is a writer, content developer and producer with over 15 years of experience working in Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Jacinta has written for Google in Japan, been the lead online and mobile producer for Discovery Networks International (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Travel and Living) in Asia, worked freelance producing interactive audio guides for museums in the Middle East, interviewed business leaders across Asia, Europe and North America for South China Morning Post newspaper in Hong Kong and is one of the founders of Tokyo Hackerspace in Tokyo. She has run events and exhibitions about games for Australia Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), and produced music and animations for Australia's Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). She is also the Associate Partner and a writer/editor/producer for Be Movement.
Among her notable achievements she has found a jaguar footprint in Colombia, a 65 million year old fossil in Denmark and lost a staring contest to a boxfish in Indonesia.
Today, she moves between Australia, U.K, U.S, Hong Kong and Hackerfarm (Kamogawa, Chiba, Japan) where she works on FarmLab, growing vegetables and experimenting with agricultural technology.
To see more of her writing, click here.
Chris 'Akiba' Wang
Akiba is a product designer and manufacturing consultant. He teaches manufacturing to MIT Media Lab design students and manufactures his own designs in Shenzhen, China.
He's also helping to start a hackerspace in Dharmsala, India, has been a design consultant to UNESCO, Google, and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and was formerly a researcher at Keio University's Sensor Network Lab and Osaka University's Nanotechnology Lab.
What's your favourite childhood book? What are you writing at the moment? Do you have another ending for a Zoot book? Are you interested in a workshop or a collaboration? Or just want to say hi? We'd love to hear from you.