As Fabrice talks about his development as a creator, the conversation ranges from the cave paintings of southern France, to raves in 90s Paris, collaboration with Thomas Heatherwick, Google and Epic Games, and how virtual reality will shape the future of fields as diverse as architecture, medicine and shopping.
It’s a mind-boggling journey that will be of interest to anyone curious about the role of the artist in the 21st century.
You can view some of Fabrice’s life drawings in the gallery of his website.
The video below gives a glimpse of some of his dazzling architectural visualisations. For more videos, and tutorials on how to create 3D worlds yourslf, check out Fabrice’s YouTube channel.
Take Fabrice Bourrelly’s Creative Challenge (and you could win a limited edition art print)
Every week, at the end of the show, I ask my guest to set you a Creative Challenge – something practical you can do that will help you put the ideas from the show into action.
Here’s how you can take part – and maybe win yourself a very special prize: one of three limited edition print of one of Fabrice’s drawings, which Fabrice has kindly donated for the Challenge.
1. Listen to the interview part of the show, either in the player above or on iTunes or your favourite podcast platform.
2. Fabrice’s challenge is to imagine that your website could be replaced by a fully immersive 3D virtual reality environment, and this VR environment has practically no limitations. (Fabrice suggests you probably need to have light, otherwise no-one can see the environment!)
So you could invite your visitors into a woodland glade. Or it could be somewhere in outer space. It could be underwater. It could be something from ancient history. It could be something the like of which the world has never seen before.
And remember, there is one other constraint: the website also needs to fulfill its current function. So, if you’re a bookshop, or if you’re an author, you’re selling books, you include a way to get books. If you’re providing a service, make this an extension of your service. If you’re a musician, give them a way to experience and buy your music.
In other words, your site still needs to serve your visitors, but in a very creative, very unusual environment that people can experience via virtual reality.
3. Once you’ve completed the challenge, leave a comment below this post describing your imagined virtual world, and how it serves your visitors, as vividly as possible.
You have until midnight United States Pacific time on Friday 16th June 2017 to complete the challenge and leave your comment.
4. Once the challenge has finished, I will pick 3 winners at random from the comments, who will receive the prize Fabrices has kindly donated of a limited edition print of one if his drawings. I want to stress I’ll pick the winners at random, I won’t be judging the comments as the challenge is not a competition.
5. Over the weekend I will send a bonus recording with my feedback on your comments and what we can all learn from the challenge. I’ll be looking through the comments for common patterns, whether that’s ways a lot of you get stuck, or great solutions you’re finding to the challenge. I’ll also be sharing reflections and advice from my own experience as a writer and a coach.
6. Important – the feedback recording will NOT be released on iTunes or anywhere else the show is syndicated. It will only be available via the 21st Century Creative mailing list – click here to join the list (and get a free Creative Career course).
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