ReVibe rewards listeners with visuals that grow with their listening, kudos being given to users with the most plays, not the most music. With added bonuses for listening though full albums. The software is aimed to create more of a direct connection between the listener and the artists, supporting the formulation of deep personal connections with music. ReVibe is not just an enjoyable interface for listeners, or a marketing technique for artists. It is an attempt to address the problems in our consumption of music and retain the beauty of listener to artists relationships.
Throughout this project i investigated the current state of the music industry. Focusing my area of interest on the effect of music’s ubiquity on our listening habits. Such as, the fall in popularity of album consumption, our preference for convenience and quantity over quality, and the rise in illegal music streaming. These 3 aspects are inexplicably linked with the greedy consumerist attitude that is present in our current climate. With a worst case dystopian future being a world of 30 second sound bites of the ‘best bits’, gigs becoming scarce as fans die out and music collections only containing artists ‘top single’.
Having an in depth knowledge and connection with one artist or genre used to be the sign of a true music lover. However this is becoming a rarity, with more respect given to those with the biggest music collection. I believe one of the most beautiful aspects of music listening is the relationship we form with an artists, their albums creating their own narrative in our lives and loyal listening becoming. I feel this phenomenon is being lost due to the omnipresence of music in our lives. My project aims to address this issue by encouraging more close affiliations with individual artists.
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End of year show poster
End of year show poster
This is my winning entry for the annual competition held by my art foundation for their end of year show poster.
Throughout my time studying design at Goldsmiths I have undergone two big projects that have been motivated mainly by public engagement. As an outgoing and highly extraverted person I have no fear when it comes to interacting with strangers in seemingly ridiculous situations.
The first one shown is The Environment Keeps Happening To Me, we were tasked with learning as much as we can about a space and coming up with an fitting temporary installation. We decided to organise an abstract re-enactment of the play 'King Lear' using the public as un knowing actors! read more below the pictures.
The next project was Escape. we were tasked with design an escape of any description so we decided to create a fake country called Baviska in order to escape the truth. I even created a Baviskian national anthem taking influence from the greek and Russian language and anthems.
Above is me Interviewing a woman about Shakespeare to make her an 'Actor' in our secret play! Drawing on the portrayal of authority in King Lear, Lear-ing orchestrates and exerts a power over a live stage while concurrently questioning todays political system. The live performance inconspicuously manipulates the stage of general public to become an active role in this interpretation of King Lear. Although intervening with the general public, the performance is aimed to be a somewhat private spectacle for a selected audience. By becoming architectures of space through adopting a variety of roles, the performers manage to choreograph a play unbeknown to the population of the dynamic living stage. I was a 'News Reporter' reporting on the recent anniversarry of shakespears death. We also had all my team helping me along with a Bin Woman, Balloon Seller and Skate boarder acting as secret directors secretly directing the public.
Baviska is a fictional country that was intially designed to allow an escape from reality, an esacape from the truth. To see how easily truths and facts can be manipulated by the power of the authority. Baviska was used to mirror the issues prominant in England. The Baviskan Campaign at Trafalgar Square, held on Wednesday 14th of October.With one in three gay men being diagnosed with HIV in 2012. We strongly felt that children and teenagers of all sexual orientation should be given the education they need to make informed decisions about their sexual health and realtionships. Application forms to make the sexual health curriculm LGBT inclusive in Baviska, recieving more than 50 signitures in less than 2 hours.
James Beau Barclay
Artwork done for my music relases and social media
This was a project i was asked to do for my uncle. He is the CEO for Releasing Potential a charity that provides activities in schools to help marginalised young people develop social, emotional and practical skills.
He has created a qualification called, Challenging Behaviour Management up to Level 3. I asked to provide illustrations to go with some of the key points of learning throughout the course.
All behaviour is a choice and positive intention
Children as a puzzle
Choice theory Needs
Ice Breaker activity
Revisiting our assumptions
The fundamental question
What do the children bring to the mix
The bogey box is a tool that allows you to utilise the natural vaccination power of bogeys.There is no logical reason why we shouldn't eat our bogeys, it is more natural for us to eat than to not eat. This is why children have to be disciplined from a young age to kick the habit. Canadian scientist Scott Napper believes ingesting the bacteria and other pathogens found in bogeys can build up our immune system and act as a natural vaccination.
I decided to play on this idea by imagining a future where normal vaccinations are no longer needed, pretending research has been done prove that with the correct bogeys and amounts any vaccine can be replaced!
The bogey box is personal and natural vaccination kit. It allows people to be in control of there own vaccinations from there own source, themselves! People collect their bogeys, arrange them into the appropriate type, then eat them when they feel at risk of a certain infection. This may be if there friend has it, it is going round the local area or they are going travelling and want a general boost to the immune system! This box is designed for daily use e.g. before brushing your teeth.
This is a conceptual design aiming to question the position of eating bogeys in our society. i hope this product will get people to question the unnecessary stigma surrounding it.
Hand Finished Illustration
Drawings I drew for fun! I call them Calculated doodles...