Student Stories: Nika Turkovic “Show You Love”

Our MACE student Nika Turkovic (MACE16-17) has teamed up with the Croatian electronic duo Prohibited for their new “Show You Love” single, released on Aquarius Records, one of the leading Croatian record labels.

Photo courtesy of Nika Turkovic

Prohibited feat. Nika Turković – Show You Love (p) & (c) Aquarius Records, 2018 – listen to the single below.

Nika recently also appeared on HRT A-Strana, a prime time Croatian TV music programme featuring Croatian most established artists alongside the most promising new talent.

Nika is also one of the resident artists at Johann Franck, one of the most visited and popular lounge bars and nightclubs in the Croatian capital city Zagreb. Johann Franck is famous for its rich nightlife programs with various DJ and band performances.

Photo courtesy of Nika Turkovic

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Go go go Nika!

This is how we do it: MACE go for the D&AD New Blood Awards

There is a first time for everything and for us, this is the first time we are working on D&AD New Blood briefs for a MACE module. Yesterday was the D&AD deadline for those who wanted to officially submit for the Awards. Best (or worst) of all, this deadline comes only a few days after our Dragons’ Den deadline.

In no particular order:

  • Rebecca submitted for the adidas service innovation brief*.
  • Celine submitted for the John Lewis future of retail brief*.
  • Dennis submitted for the Hasbro board game innovation brief*.
  • Apeksha submitted for the Dropbox Paper design to make a difference brief*.
  • Riddhima and Hyunmi submitted for the JCDecaux #LondonIsOpen brief*.
  • Mariana submitted for the BBC tech-inspired experience innovation brief*.
  • Whan submitted for the Hellman’s sustainability and food waste brief*.
  • As a bonus – Stephi Batliner #MACE16 submitted an iteration of her MACE16 Personal Research Project for the Adobe Side Hustle brief*.

Well done on all of your hard work and for keeping the growth mindset alive. 💪💪💪

With many thanks to Celina Schlieckmann @celinamms and Stephi Batliner @stephibatliner for their support and mentoring! 💜

*All briefs can be viewed on the D&AD site https://www.dandad.org/en/d-ad-new-blood-awards/ 

Two words: True Grit

Our Mock Dragons’ Den took place yesterday. As many times before, it was inspiring to listen and watch people of tomorrow – you – fight to learn and then witness how they grow through that fight. I trust the experience and the feedback was useful for you to improve and polish up for the real event next Friday.

Congratulations to you all on still fighting to learn and grow, even though you are all very tired now. If you need us, we are all here… Keep fighting, keep growing, and believe in yourself – “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.” 

Taking shameless inspiration from the Oscars, I also have two words to leave with you: TRUE GRIT.

💜

The Issue of Time Management

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During this semester, it seems that time management is a big issue in our lives. In every class we are pushed to “try” to manage our time more creatively and more accurately, to put some words. And the more we try to do it, the harder it gets. Let’s be honest, it’s not that this is something new. As a producer, time management is a must skill to develop. I can be really good at managing a production but when it comes to my own time and my own projects, at school or personal, it becomes harder. Managing time and using time wisely without much procrastination has been a constant struggle.

During these times of social media and multiple information outlets everywhere, all the time, not wasting time online seems almost impossible. There are so many interruptions that we let ourselves, me included, be absorbed by them and lose a…

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Understanding AI and its implications

Do we understand AI and its implications well enough?

Are you with Elon Musk who believes AI could lead to WW3 and is urging for AI regulation, or are you leaning towards Bill Gates’ opinion that we’re all panicking?

“The government of UAE appointed its first Minister of Artificial Intelligence in October, days after the UAE’s 2031 AI strategy was unveiled. Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, formerly the Deputy Director of the nation’s Future department, will take on the role. The government aims to harness AI to increase the GDP by 35%, reduce government costs by 50%, implement a robot police force, and improve education by 2031. These plans reflect the UAE’s desire to be the “most prepared” country for artificial intelligence, according to Prime Minister Shaikh Mohammad.

This is the nation that just released plans to establish a 600,000 person-strong city on Mars by 2117. Clearly the UAE isn’t waiting around for the future to arrive. So when a government as future-focused as this one establishes an entire ministry devoted to AI, you’d better believe that this technology is significant and essential to master.” (via TrendWatching.com)

In other news, Sophia the robot is now a citizen of Saudi Arabia and you can watch her speak about her feelings to Reuters’ at Web Summit in Lisbon. This makes Saudi Arabia the first country in the world to grant citizenship to a robot.

Also, “meet the high schooler shaking up Artificial Intelligence” with no undergraduate and graduate degree, see how farmers in India use AI to help them with their crops, laugh as scammers get frustrated with an AI chatbot, and despair over ethics of AI development.

Our MACE16 student Michelle Petersen decided to develop her own understanding of the AI agenda as part of her MACE Personal Research Project, and I am pleased to welcome her to the BS7705 Mapping the Creative Economy class today to talk about her work on “What role can machine learning techniques play in the film industry; and how do UK film practitioners appraise machine learning in filmmaking?”. Michelle’s research tackles a complex topic but delivers real accessible understanding. Michelle presented her research at the 16th International Colloquium on Arts, Heritage, Non-Profit and Social Marketing organised by Kingston Business School and the Academy of Marketing 8 September 2017.

Do you think we understand AI and its implications well enough?