Universal Everything www.universaleverything.com
Matt Pyke (b. 1977, UK) formed the multi-disciplinary design studio Universal Everything in 2004, after many years with seminal design agency, The Designers Republic. Universal Everything features an ever-growing network of programmers, artists, designers and musicians. Work includes Forever at the V&A, 2008, Designing Seeds at the Sheffield Institute for Art and Design in 2009, and Matt Pyke and Friends, Super-Computer-Romantics La Gaîté Lyrique Paris in 2011. In 2007/8 he curated Advanced Beauty, a collaboration between programmers, artists, musicians, animators and architects influenced by sound and digital artworks. Pyke lectures and exhibits internationally as well as producing projects for client such as London 2012 Olympics, Apple, Nokia, Deutsche Bank, Chanel and MTV.
Forever, 2008 to present (Commissioned by the V&A in 2008)Forever is an audio-responsive generative work that has been constantly evolving since it was commissioned by the V&A in 2008. The visual animations are responding in real- time to an ever changing soundtrack. The bespoke generative design system at the heart of Forever continues to spawn a unique audio-visual performance that changes constantly. Universal Everything is a network of designers, programmers and musicians founded by designer Matt Pyke in 2004.Java, Joal, Toxiclibs, Eclipse EMF and GLSL Custom software (3D Studio Max)Courtesy of the artist
Design Museum Website questionnaire with Matt Pyke
When did you realize you wanted to be a designer?
age 1, first pencil
How would you define your design style?
painting with technology
What would you do if you were not a designer?
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
everywhere apart from design
Who do you consult about works?
Which of your projects do you consider a success?
the ones which children and old people talk about
Which of your projects do you consider a failure?
the ones which only designers understand
What is the first design work you can recall?
Roy Lichtenstein / Whaam
To what extent do you believe that design should be functional?
even causing emotion through beauty has purpose and function for me
Name a colleague you admire
Everyone who i have ever collaborated with.
What have you learnt about design yourself?
To be brave with my intuition
What in your opinion is the greatest design invention in recent years?
Spray-On Solar Power Cells
With which personality from the past would you like to have coffee?
Which materials interest you most?
What advice would you give a designer at the start of his career
create and share as much as you possibly can
What advice would you have liked to receive at the start of your career?
dont say yes to every project you are offered
What are your future projects?
landscape series / digital sculptures / guessing the future
Other Workes by Universal Everything