September 02nd, 2011

Dunhill AR project

Another great iPad project, this time from Dunhill. AR (augmented reality) is still seen by many digital companies as gimmicky & tech for tech’s sake but I think we’re turning a corner. I’d love to see iPad used in this way in art galleries so you could really immerse yourself in the work. Imagine…

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September 02nd, 2011

New ways to visualise music

Welcome to one of Stephen Malinkowski’s many YouTube exploits. Part of his life-times pursuit of visualising music in new ways. The prolific Californian composer & inventor was tasked with creating something for Bjork’s Biophilia project, I blogged about a short while back, which through the creative process became an ipad app. Inspiring stuff, I’m sure you’ll agree.

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September 02nd, 2011

Lisa Snook: new brand ID and website

Lisa Snook is a British artist who has an incredible body of work that challenges and subverts notions of femininity, death, sex and religion. Until very recently, however, her work has been tucked away in her studio, residing in photographs on her laptop and generally fragmented and hidden from view.

That’s all changed. Her entire practice from the fairytales, to installations, to larger scale sculptures and what she’s working on right now – it’s all on her site: www.lisasnook.com. We created a surreal and intriguing brand identity for her. And designed a digital experience that would feel a far cry from the stark template driven sites so many artists use.

Our process was to create a unique space where visitors can enjoy her work and get a strong sense of Snook and her practice. The work is always the hero but with an investment in considered design and technical enhancements, such as the fairytale tea cup animation, we’ve hopefully told the story of this artist in a more powerful and engaging way. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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July 18th, 2011

Bjork’s Biophilia Project

Bjork is one of the most insanely creative artists out there. So I, for one, cannot wait to really get my hands on her new multimedia album project Biophilia. From what I’ve seen & heard it’s going to be ground-breaking and brilliant. And quite frankly I’m desperate for the art world, and therefore artists, to really understand how exciting creative tech collaborations can be to explore new forms of creativity – whether that be on ipad or another platform – it could be mind-bending!

As for the project, well the description is intentionally loose. A new way to consume music? A single game-like experience for each track? The aim seems to combine strands of science & math & nature & sound to create something creative and inspiring…and educational. As Bjork puts it: ‘I think I’m probably semi-autistic or something – I’m just obsessed with riddles,” Björk says. “It felt like the music industry was off the grid, and I wanted to solve the riddle.”

I blimin’ can’t wait to find out more. She’s one smart lady. Shall we head to Iceland to help on her next project?

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June 24th, 2011

Create Jobs

I’m very happy to be working with the Create Jobs team on a social media strategy & youth engagement plan. I’ll be working alongside the team to help 14-24 year olds from the Olympic host boroughs break into creative and cultural jobs.

Show your support by going to our Facebook page.

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April 12th, 2011

How to suck as social media, Luis Carranza

Here’s some sage social media advice from my pal Luis (head of social at Chemistry) at a recent talk at Unruly Media. Good stuff my friend.
Looking forward to the next one…

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April 07th, 2011

Be Your Own Souvenir

Be Your Own Souvenir! from blablabLAB on Vimeo.

This is a brilliant idea. An ingenious coming together or art & tech. I want to be involved in more of this type of work. Hmmm….

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