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Unknown Origins

Inspirational conversations with creators about architecture, art, design, entrepreneurship, fashion, film, music, and pop culture. Hosted by Roy Sharples. Broadcasted and curated by Unknown Origins Creative Studios. Fight against unoriginality by unleashing creative bravery.

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The Future of the High Street
Roy Sharples and Gary Burt discuss the  importance of integrating physical and online retail experiences, supporting local businesses, and nurturing community engagement is reiterated for the future success of high streets by shaping  a brighter tomorrow for our communities.Segment 1: Integration of Physical and Virtual RetailSeamlessly blend online and offline shopping experiences using technology to meet evolving consumer needs and enhance engagement.Segment 2: Nurturing Local BoutiquesSupporting local boutiques to preserve community culture and create vibrant retail landscapes.Segment 3: Incentivizing Local EntrepreneursSupporting local entrepreneurs through collaborative efforts to reduce barriers and risks associated with starting businesses.Segment 4: Building Economic GrowthEconomic benefits of supporting local businesses and the need to create self-sustaining ecosystems in retail spaces.Segment 5: Instilling Community PrideThe role of high streets as community hubs and advocate for active engagement to foster social connections and inclusivity.Support the Show.
24:09 2/14/24
Creative Catalysts: Unleashing Artistry with AI
Roy Sharples and Gary Burt delve into the intersection of artistry and artificial intelligence, reshaping creativity as we know it.1. Reshaping TraditionExplore how AI is redefining creativity, challenging conventional norms while honoring traditions. Witness AI's emergence as a disruptive force across visual arts and music, pushing the boundaries of artistic expression.2. Collaboration or CompetitionIs AI a competitor or collaborator? Discover the delicate balance between human intuition and AI's computational power, fostering symbiotic relationships that amplify creative outcomes.3. AI Tools for CreativesUncover stories of artists integrating AI tools into their creative processes, transforming perceptions of art across various mediums.4. Ethical ConsiderationsNavigate the complex landscape of responsible AI practices, addressing challenges of ownership, provenance, and misrepresentation while ensuring transparency, fairness, and privacy.5. AI's Impact on Visual ArtsFrom generative design to augmented reality, witness AI revolutionizing visual arts, offering new avenues for artistic expression and immersive experiences.6. The Future of MusicExplore how AI composers and collaborators like AIVA are expanding the palette of possibilities in music composition, fostering a harmonious convergence of human creativity and artificial intelligence.7. AI in StorytellingExperience the fusion of AI and storytelling through projects like "PoemPortraits" and DALL-E, showcasing AI's ability to enhance narrative and visual elements, amplifying artistic expression.8. AI and AdvertisingDelve into the intersection of AI and advertising, where personalized narratives and real-time content adaptation revolutionize brand-audience connections, albeit with challenges in maintaining originality and engagement.10. Navigating the AI-Creative FrontierEmbrace the challenges and opportunities of integrating AI into creative workflows, encouraging experimentation, exploration, and innovation to push the boundaries of human creativity.Join the conversation on the AI-driven frontier of creativity, where technology meets artistry to inspire, challenge, and transform our creative landscape.Support the Show.
23:30 2/14/24
Revolutionizing the Game: Unleashing the Power of AI in Sports
Roy Sharples and Gary Burt explores how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the sports landscape. The key segments cover:AI in Athlete Performance AI seamlessly integrates into athlete development, optimizing performance while respecting coaching traditions.Fan Engagement Revolution AI serves as a co-creator, personalizing fan experiences and revolutionizing sports marketing with augmented and virtual reality.Game Strategy Evolution AI influences strategic decision-making for coaches, optimizing team performance during matches through real-time data analysis.Ethical Considerations in Sports AI discussion addresses privacy and biases, emphasizing transparency, accountability, and fairness in AI applications.Innovation and Collaboration the power of AI in sports lies in collaborative partnerships between the sports industry, technology, and AI specialists.Human-Centric Design in Sports Tech AI enhances the human experience in sports tech by balancing innovation with a human-centric approach, preserving the authenticity of sports for athletes and fans.Case Studies and Success Stories examples showcase how AI positively impacts athlete performance, coaching strategies, and fan engagement.In conclusion, the podcast provides a roadmap for navigating the transformative forces of AI in sports, inviting listeners to actively engage in a dynamic future where innovation and artificial intelligence redefine the sports experience by exploring the possibilities that AI brings to the game and share information about related content on the Unknown Origins platform.Support the Show.
44:08 2/1/24
Education for the AI-Creative Future
Roy Sharples and Gary Burt delve into "Education for the AI-Creative Future," discussing key strategies that for nurturing Creative Thinking in AI education, emphasizing interdisciplinary learning, problem-based assignments, and continuous learning. Preparing the workforce for AI and creative Skills, highlighting continuous learning culture, embracing creativity, and developing soft skills. The role of educational Institutions in adapting to change, advocating global collaboration, cultural competence, and agile curricula, and how to embrace these insights as institutions lead the way for a generation prepared to thrive in the AI-creative future, nurturing technical skills, creativity, and adaptability.Support the Show.
34:58 2/1/24
Exploring Creativity in the Age of AI
In a rapidly evolving world shaped by technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the creative industry. Join hosts Roy Sharples and Gary Burt as they uncover the impact of AI on creativity, emphasizing its role as a creative accelerator rather than a replacement for human ingenuity.Episode HighlightsCurrent Impact of AI on Creativity: Discover how AI augments human capabilities, from accelerating creativity to automating routine tasks, reshaping the creative landscape.Generative and Collaborative Possibilities: Explore the fusion of human intuition and machine intelligence, delving into generative art and music that challenges traditional creative norms.The Future of Creativity and AI: Anticipate a future of hybrid creations, AI in education, and its potential to address global challenges. Witness AI as a creative partner, opening new expressions and enhancing efficiency in creative industries.Challenges and Considerations: Delve into ethical considerations surrounding AI in creativity, addressing bias, privacy concerns, and the importance of diversity in datasets.Join the conversation as we explore a future where the partnership between human imagination and AI propels creativity into uncharted territories. It's not about machines replacing humans but a harmonious collaboration promising a vibrant, diverse, and transformative future for creativity. Music created and performed by Iain Mutch @ copyright 2024Support the Show.
29:30 1/6/24
Gareth Loudon on Innovation Design
Gareth Loudon's interest is creativity, combining ideas from anthropology, psychology, engineering, and design, and he has led international transdisciplinary research projects in academia and industry. Gareth is a Professor of Creativity and Head of Programmes at the Royal College of Art for the MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering and MA/MSc Global Innovation Design, which is run jointly with Imperial College London. Previously Gareth was Associate Dean of Research at the Cardiff School of Art and Design. He has also worked for Apple and Ericsson Research designing and developing new software and computer-embedded products. Gareth is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain Mutch Support the Show.
25:08 7/28/22
Andre (Dede) Laurentino
Brazilian-born Andre (Dede) Laurentino is Chief Creative Officer for Ogilvy UK. Both an Art Director and copywriter by trade, Dede has done award-winning work for global brands such as Adidas, Nissan, Dove, Hellmann's, and many more. Alongside his career in advertising, Dede is a published author and a cartoonist.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
31:54 7/12/22
Dr. Hossein Rahnama on Entrepreneurship
Dr. Hossein Rahnama is a computer scientist and an academic entrepreneur. He is a visiting professor at the MIT Media Lab and Toronto Metropolitan University, where he co-founded Ryerson Digital Media Zone (DMZ) - ranked the #1 university-based tech incubator worldwide. His research explores artificial intelligence, data governance, and the transparent design of data-driven services. He is also the founder and CEO of Flybits Inc., a data intelligence company that serves a global customer base, and has written more than 30 publications and patents in computer science.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
30:05 7/7/22
Vicki Dobbs Beck on Immersive Content Innovation
Named by Variety as a "Digital Innovator to Watch in 2020", and in 2019, recognized by the Advanced Imaging Society  with a Distinguished Leadership Award for being a significant "entertainment industry growth catalyst," Vicki Dobbs Beck is the Executive in Charge of ILMxLAB, the award-winning division launched by Lucasfilm in 2015 to pioneer in the field of immersive storytelling. ILMxLAB wants to make it possible for people to 'Step Inside Our Stories' in ways never before possible. Using technologies like virtual and augmented reality, ILMxLAB aspires to create connected experiences that transform places, spaces, and our daily lives as we transition from storytelling to storyliving.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
26:47 6/14/22
Tolu Stedford on Film Production
Tolu Stedford is a writer, producer, and actor with over 20 years of industry experience. She has written and produced an assortment of multi-award-winning short films, stage plays, concept teasers, and music videos. As well as working in production as a woman and member of marginalized groups, Tolu is committed to activism lobbying for better representation within the industry.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
49:00 5/25/22
Charlotte Knowles on Film Production
Charlotte Knowles is a factual film producer and CEO of the Independent Film Trust. She has produced work for the BBC and ITN in the UK, Screen Runner Productions and One World Artists in France, China World Star Productions in Beijing, and FABRICA in Italy. Charlotte's work has featured in festivals around the world and major media outlets such as The Guardian, BBC, ITN, and Arte. Previously, Charlotte was the Creative Director of News Peeks, where she produced factual films and videos, working with investigative journalists to communicate public interest stories.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
41:58 5/24/22
Claire Morris on Creative Studio Leadership
Claire Morris is Chief Studio Officer at Founders Factory, the world's leading venture studio and accelerator, where she helps build and scale tech startups - powering founders to go further faster where she has turned more than 50 early-stage ideas into the next generation of tech companies.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
36:06 5/10/22
Brian Braiker on Journalism
Brian Braiker is president and editor-in-chief of Brooklyn Magazine. He is an award-winning journalist who has written, reported, and edited for various national and local media outlets.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
24:59 4/27/22
Paul Mellor on Creative Leadership of Ad Agencies
Paul Mellor is the Master of Decibels (MD) at Mellor&SmithHe is a self-confessed certified pain-in-the-ass asker of difficult questions and creator of advertising that makes brands famous. Paul's primary role in life is the direct opposite of a hostage negotiator – convincing people to take risks. He started the Ad Agency Mellor&Smith in 2009 amid the banking crisis and has been making sensible decisions ever since. He is the founder of London's biggest creative event series #takefuckingrisks, co-author of 'The Bland Book,' partner at Series A, and has recently received 4 BAFTA nominations for his film "Boiling Point."Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
53:28 4/15/22
Patrick Coyne on Visual Communication
Patrick Coyne is the editor and designer of Communication Arts, the world's largest journal of visual communication. The recipient of numerous awards for his design and art direction (including a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators), Coyne received the 2004 AIGA Design Leadership Award and was named a 2012 AIGA/San Francisco Fellow. As a drummer, he still enjoys rocking out with his bandmates in Zru Vogue—much to the embarrassment of his children. And as a mature snowboarder, he resents now being called a "gray-on-a-tray."Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
22:59 3/24/22
Paul Buckley on Creative Direction
Paul Buckley is a Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director at Penguin Random House, where he conducts a large staff of exceptionally talented designers and art directors overseeing ten imprints called The Penguin Art Group. Paul also personally designs, and art directs for a few of the imprints under his umbrella and is directly responsible for the branding of authors, big and small. His iconic design and singular art direction have been showcased on thousands of books, winning many awards and invitations to speak around the globe. Aside from books, Paul has designed posters for ICON/The Illustration Conference, The Society of Illustrators, and We The People at 41 Cooper Gallery NYC. Paul has also created illustrations for print and online publications, book covers, and shirts. Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
32:52 3/18/22
Adrian Dutt on Music
Adrian Dutt is an illustrator, musician, and co-founder of the DIY record label 'Howling Owl.' Adrian manages the Bristol branch of Rough Trade and uses his time to continue pushing his creativity via Spectres, illustration, and various record label collaborations. Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
36:52 3/8/22
Francesco Sedita on Publishing
Francesco Sedita is an author and publisher at Penguin, where he oversees Penguin Workshop and works with authors like Dolly Parton, Ann Hood, Jessica Hische, and publishes series like WhoHQ, Mad Libs, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Little Engine That Could. The third book in his graphic novel series, The Pathfinders Society, publishes in August 2022. He's produced the Emmy-award winning The Who Was? Show for Netflix and has a podcast called Queens of the Round Table. Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
22:04 3/3/22
Ian Ritchie on Entrepreneurship
Ian Ritchie, CBE FREng FRSE FBCS CEng, is a serial entrepreneur whose work in the technology industry alone has helped influence how we live and work today as a society, including his pioneering work with the software company he founded, Office Workstations Limited (OWL). Ian has helped build Edinburgh and Scotland as a center for innovative high-growth technology companies where he has been instrumental in developing over 50 startups and served on the boards of Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Funding Council, and co-chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Board.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
56:07 1/29/22
Bertie Watson on Photography
From opera singer to celebrity and fashion photographer Bertie Watson makes images  as a visual language by capturing snapshots in time for Swarovski, GQ Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Hello! Magazine, Empire Magazine, BAFTA, Deadline Hollywood, Lacoste, L’Oréal, The Wall Street Journal, Roland Mouret, Watches of Switzerland, The British Fashion Council, and Raindance Film Festival.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
36:24 1/12/22
Tim Greenhalgh on Creative Direction
Tim Greenhalgh is the Chief Creative Officer at Landor & Fitch where he steers the creative direction globally for this brand transformation company.Tim has been awarded for his work from the likes of LEGO, McLaren, and Harrods. He has also been a judge and advisor for many awards and industry bodies, including the DBA and D&AD’s International Advisory Board. Tim is listed as a Retail Design Luminary by design: retail and is also a course mentor on the BA for Interior Architecture & Design at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).  Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
30:20 1/11/22
Steve Lillywhite on Creativity in Music-Making
Steve Lillywhite is a multi-award-winning music-making pioneer, and Commander of the Order of the British Empire, whose iconic work spans over four decades, producing over 500 records including The Scream by Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Crossing by Big Country, Peter Gabriel by Peter Gabriel, Sparkle in the Rain by Simple Minds, The Joshua Tree by U2, Naked by Talking Heads, Vauxhall and I by Morrissey. He has been Managing Director of Mercury Records and Senior Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records. Read the accompanying article.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
63:34 1/5/22
Stories that seed the future
Gary Burt and Roy Sharples discuss some of the most provocative stories from 2021 that are the signposts for change of what is to come in 2022 and beyond—bringing together news, events, fashion, films, architecture, design, economics, politics, socio-culture, technology, and creative practice that influenced pop culture.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
56:01 12/30/21
Clara Blume on Art, Culture and Music
Clara Blume, Ph.D., is an Oakland-based artist, cultural diplomat, and researcher. As head of the Open Austria Art + Tech Lab, she curates artworks that explore the interplay of human and artificial creativity. As a professional musician and singer/songwriter, Blume was invited to tour Europe and the US. Apollo - The International Art Magazine most recently selected her among the 40 UNDER 40 most talented young people worldwide working in Art + Tech.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain MutchSupport the Show.
66:43 12/21/21
Roy Sharples on Entrepreneurship
Roy Sharples is Founder and CEO of Unknown Origins, and Author of "Creativity Without Frontiers: How to make the invisible visible by lighting the way into the future."  Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain Mutch Photo @ Brian Smale.Support the Show.
85:15 12/21/21
Rasmus Smith Bech on Creative Direction
From Copenhagen to being a runner in Hollywood to a serial creative at advertising and brand agencies, media and entertainment companies; Zupa, KesselsKramer, GREY London, Adam & Eve DDB, Channel 4, Uncommon Creative Studio, and now the Executive Creative Director at the BBC, Rasmus Smith Bech leads the creative output across all BBC campaigns and branding.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain Mutch Support the Show.
34:10 12/21/21
Peter Hinssen on Business Innovation
Peter Hinssen is a serial entrepreneur, advisor, keynote speaker, and author. Peter is one of the most sought-after thought leaders on radical innovation, leadership, and the impact of all things digital on society and business. He lectures at various business schools such as the London Business School (UK) and MIT in Boston. Peter has founded nexxworks to help organizations become fluid, innovate and thrive in 'The Day After Tomorrow.'Photo of Peter Hinssen @ Lies Willaert. Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain Mutch Support the Show.
53:49 12/18/21
Sadie McKinlay on Performing Arts Fundraising
Sadie McKinlay is Head of Development for the Edinburgh International Festival, where she raises funds to enable this annual celebration of the performing arts, working with sponsors, donors, and trust & foundation supporters to create meaningful and valuable partnerships that support the presentation of music, drama, and dance in theatres and concert halls, and learning and engagement and Community Programmes throughout Edinburgh. Sadie previously worked for the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh and the South Bank Centre in London.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain Mutch Support the Show.
28:05 12/17/21
Chris Kay on Creative Leadership in Communications & Advertising Networks
Chris Kay has had a truly global career that has led him from London to Sydney to Los Angeles to Asia Pacific, and now back to London as the CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi. He has consistently led brands and companies into exponential growth, most recently doubling the size of 72andSunny LA as it became one of FastCompany's most creative companies globally and founding 72andSunny in Sydney and Singapore.Chris has a wealth of global sports experience. He was previously the Head of Marketing for Manchester City Football Club and helped expand the club's global footprint. He has also led the Adidas business globally, worked on the 2012 London Olympics for Cadbury, and helped build the brand proposition for LA as it won the 2028 Olympic bid.Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain Mutch Support the Show.
24:53 12/14/21
Tanya Denning-Orman on Indigenous Media Broadcasting
Tanya Denning-Orman, a proud Birri and Guugu Yimidhirr woman from Central and North Queensland, who leads National Indigenous Television (NITV), an Australian channel dedicated to Indigenous voices, overseeing its diverse and innovative multiplatform content, since it joined Special Broadcasting Service's (SBS) in 2012, and more recently became SBS's first Director of Indigenous Content. Tanya plays an instrumental role in developing and delivering First Nations storytelling across the SBS network.  As a champion for strong Indigenous media, she holds several industry Board positions, including Media Diversity Australia, First Nations Media Australia, and the World Indigenous Television Broadcast Network. Creativity Without Frontiers available at all relevant book retailersStay in touch with Unknown OriginsMusic by Iain Mutch Support the Show.
35:32 12/13/21

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