Clovis is a New Zealand born writer, journalist, and educator working at the meeting point between music and technological innovation. He is also an active composer and sound artist, and his virtual reality and live-electronic works have been shown in over fifteen countries around the world.
Amidst rising sea levels, the island nation of Tuvalu is exploring digitising itself in the metaverse. Clovis McEvoy writes that it is one of many extended reality experiments that show how the future of the internet lies in connection and collaboration.
Artificial intelligence looms over the creative industries, but The Cotton Modules show how the tech unlocks new opportunities for those willing to tinker. The pair sit down with Clovis McEvoy to discuss the challenges, ethics, and creative sparks that come from working with an AI vocalist — and it's so much more than imitation.
When will digital ownership go mainstream? What are the cultural vehicles that can make this possible? Where are the roadblocks? Ben Roy makes it his business to consider such questions, and he sat down with Leo Nasskau to offer some answers. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
Having wrapped up a North American tour earlier this year, singer-songwriter Rae Isla is pioneering a new approach to sharing music. She speaks with Clovis McEvoy about tokenised touring, what makes good memorabilia, and the importance of an artist’s community.
Water & Music has established itself as the first port of call for anyone looking to understand the modern music industry. Founder and editor, Cherie Hu, talks to Clovis McEvoy about the benefits of decentralisation, their new focus on education, and the importance of bringing virtual communities into the physical world.
Digital design studio CTHDRL has produced some of the coolest experiences in web3. But it's their latest project that's really grabbing people's attention. Co-founders Josh Hubberman and John Robson tell us how this new puzzle is redefining the way games are developed, maintained, and owned.
Apple’s long-awaited headset has arrived with unrivalled hardware and an unrivalled price. But the Vision Pro aims to do more than wow. Clovis McEvoy analyses the tech, the experience, and what else is needed to create a computing revolution.
After an initial relaunch that left fans and artists wanting more, LimeWire is changing course with a new subscription model. Clovis McEvoy speaks with co-CEOs Paul and Julian Zehetmayr about moving away from one-off drops, combining subscriptions with scarcity, and putting ownership back in the hands of creators.
After building a career in big tech, Bharat Krymo has become a prolific art collector and one of the most influential voices in web3. He speaks with Leo Naskau about what motivates him, why artists need a narrative, and how OnCyber is leveraging AI and the metaverse to create the experiential platform of the future. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
A new artistic vanguard is taking shape, and DeltaSauce is at the heart of it. The Texan’s meditative works have elevated him as an essential voice in the burgeoning AI art movement. He speaks to Signal about the parallels between woodworking and AI prompts, the meaning behind his art, and why relationships are the foundation of his career. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
As Justin Melillo, co-founder of world-building platform Mona, puts it, “There are really big numbers spending more and more time inside headsets.” If society has ever been ready to explore art through the lens of technology, it’s now. Clovis McEvoy talks with the builders who are uniting creative communities and exploring the artistic metaverse.
Live performance is a $10bn industry that attracts 30 million concertgoers every year. Is the metaverse going to kill it? Clovis McEvoy talks with some of the best builders in extended reality about making concerts accessible, giving power back to artists, and creating opportunities limited only by imagination.
Exploring environmental issues through decentralised storytelling, Chris Wallace has brought a fresh take to web3 with his Woodies community. He speaks to Leo Nasskau about why decentralised IP is going to transform entertainment and why crypto art is a grail worth protecting. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
With a focus on gas efficiency and composability, 0xSplits has become the payment protocol of choice for some of web3’s most innovative and successful projects. Co-founder Abram Dawson speaks with Clovis McEvoy about the problems they set out to solve and the journey so far.
TezQuakeAid is bringing the Tezos community together to provide emergency assistance to the disaster-stricken regions of Turkey and Syria. Clovis McEvoy speaks with some of the organisers about the essential work they are doing, and how their organisation might serve as a blueprint for future campaigns.
Jadyn Violet has entered the music industry during a time of foundational change, part of a new generation eager to forge a new path beyond the traditional record label. He speaks to Clovis McEvoy about organising IRL events, finding a healthier social discourse, and why community trumps a bear market.
As co-founder of Zynga, Justin Waldron helped create the $20bn social gaming sector. Now he wants to do the same in web3, and define storytelling as a new category in NFTs. He speaks to Leo Nasskau about building a genre-defining business, advice for young entrepreneurs, and his plan for Storyverse. Clovis McEvoy brings the conversation to life.
Josh Ong has played a key role in helping the Bored Ape Yacht Club become a cultural icon worn by the likes of Eminem. He speaks to Leo Nasskau about the early days of BAYC, when to leverage decentralisation to let a permissionless brand thrive, and how to manage the delicate balance between exclusivity and openness. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
Jimmy Edgar has always been a provocateur. With over twenty years at the forefront of experimental music, he doesn't think music NFTs are worth getting excited about. He speaks to Clovis McEvoy about his creative practice, why everything was really all about visual art, and how AI has allowed him to subvert his own aesthetics.
Milo Lombardi is a pioneering figure in web3 music. Clovis McEvoy sat down with the saxophonist to talk about his journey to NFTs, why he puts so much time into onboarding fellow musicians, and what 2023 might bring for the space.