Mez Breeze crafts experimental storytelling, virtual reality literature, VR sculptures/paintings, XR experiences and games. In 1994, Mez first started using the World Wide Web to author digital works. Current and past tinkerings include the Virtual Reality Adventure Perpetual Nomads, predicting the rise of Augmented Reality at The Next Web, exhibiting with the Third Faction Collective at World of Warcraft: Emergent Media Phenomenon, and creating A Place Called Ormalcy, a dystopian Sketchfab-based XR Literature work. In January 2019, A Place Called Ormalcy was shortlisted in the 2018 If:book New Media Writing Prize, with Mez’s in-progress Virtual Reality Microstories Experience V[R]ignettes (previously called A Million and Two) also achieving an Honorable Mention in the Dot Award Category. (2019)
Born Mary-Anne Breeze, she uses a number of avatar nicknames, including Mez and Netwurker. She received degrees in Applied Social Science (Psychology) at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Australia (1991) and Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong in Australia (2001). In 1994, Breeze received a diploma in Fine Arts at the Illawarra Institute of Technology, Arts and Media Campus in Australia. (2019)
- Josephine Bosma, "Interview with Mez", Nettime, 10 Feb 2000.