It’s 1metre closer than Rob Ryan (1metre further than Quentin Blake) but hey who’s counting: This is all for a good cause!
The 100 Project has been successfully converting egos into solid £GBP, which then goes towards funding The Prince’s Drawing School; an organisation that seeks to embolden the talents of those who can draw. And although becoming a doctor or a lawyer is (I guess) also an honorable profession, loads of the nice things I see every day have come about because someone chose a career in creativity. So good on em!!
Although I’m sure it will improve in the near future, 4G does not resolve the issue of signal loss and the idea that we’ll be watching streamed content on the move (a train journey perhaps?) seems like a bit of a flawed example of how 4G will change our lives. Personally I haven’t found the ability to ‘download on the move’ have much effect on my everyday life.
But although I’m skeptical about how streaming download habits will change, I am curious to see how streaming upload may come into play.
Small data transfer has allowed us to instantly upload pictures, but now we may be in a position to instantly upload/stream video. Although clamping down on official video content, copyright owners seem to have sat quite comfortably with people uploading their own content up to now: Invariably it’s quality is not as good as official media. And crucially, it’s often uploaded way past it’s ‘sell by date’, when the person can return home to a decent connection in order to upload. But I feel the immediacy of 4G video upload could quickly alter the relaxed standpoint that has existed on user content up to now. Live football and live concerts are the examples that spring to mind.
With those wranglings aside, high speed upload opens a gate for the general public to become live broadcaster and I’d be interested to see how services like ‘YouTube Live’ are considering this too. It could be family events (weddings where not everyone is able to attend) but see no reason why it wouldn’t extend to a public’s own news service. Earlier in the year I remember how quickly the developments of this event spread quickly on Twitter. The first interview I saw was posted on YouTube, way before the news agencies turned up or were even covering it. Part of the reason why there may be a delay in news agency reporting is the legal responsibilities and ultimate culpability they have, that at present the general public doesn’t. That’s a minefield of it’s own…
It’s been good to see BBC introducing the use of chapters and timeline within their site. Same as everyone, I’m a strong admirer of how the BBC site has retained it’s position of creativity, and obviously certain financial and creative freedoms will help that.
It was a freedom we also had when I was working on MCFC, and chaptering was something I’d argued for myself when we were drawing up designs in 2008. To me, it’s the logical development of online video, almost in the same way that DVD chaptering had made life so much easier than rewinding and fast forwarding VHS.
Man City haven’t taken this approach, but no doubt they will also follow BBC pretty soon…
Above is BBC’s current use of Timeline, and the example I had designed when we pitched for MCFC in 2008.
Below is MCFC’s current player, which although isolating certain highlights, can make the experience a bit disjointed.
Unilever in partnership with The Futures Company held a European brainstorming session last month to discuss the future of haircare over at Sam Taylor-Woods studio in Clerkenwell. I was asked to come along and illustrate some of the ideas as they were put forth.
It’s great to have a job that allows you to learn at first hand the way that other industries work and, although quite nerve-wracking illustrating with an audience, it was a good challenge too. I can’t discuss some of the top secret ideas put forth, but I can show some of the pics at least.