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# WORK | Internal

Raw Nerve works on a number of internal projects, which are a means for futhering research and development skills, as well as finding an outlet for creative concepts. Many of these projects evolve from the group's interests in interactivity and the bringing together of communities (online and offline).

->RSVP London
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RSVP London, a social networking initiative by the team at Raw Nerve, is a showcase for creative talents that enables interconnectivity between businesses, individuals and organisations. The project was launched in the Deptford, Greenwich and Lewisham Hub area in 2005 as a series of quarterly networking events bringing together a diverse range of creative industries in informal and relaxed settings.

The new website is a fully functioning resource with features that include a fully searchable creative services directory, media galleries and a community blog where members can publish information about exhibition, events and services,

->The Players Association
-> Brand Identity | CMS | Hosting | Marketing Material | Newsletter | Website
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The tools for music production and audio mixing are becoming more affordable and accessible, while the range of equipment is constantly expanding and evolving with demand. DJs now have the opportunity to mix with Vinyl Turntables, CD Mixers, MP3 players, Samplers and Laptops.

The Players Association is an initiative conceived and developed by the team at Raw Nerve. The online resource allows established and emerging DJs alike to upload and share mixes for free and gain international exposure to music lovers from around the globe. The site is among the first DJ portals to offer an integrated search engine, enabling the user to search for musical genres as well as individual tracks by artist or song name.

There is no other DJ Mix website on the market that offers this combination of resources.

Dirk Waldik, the technical lead on the project, was one of the developers responsible for Audioscrobbler, a powerful community mapping tool behind the popular internet radio site Last.FM. The Audioscrobbler system is a database that tracks listening habits and calculates relationships and recommendations based on the music people listen to.

->Life Is Suite
-> Illustration | Interiors
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'Life Is Suite' is a sofa discovered in the back streets of Deptford. It has been re-upholstered so that imprinted on it, like a memory, are all the imagined stories of its life so far. To read the stories the sofa has to be explored and interacted with, lifting cushions to reveal tales and listening to sounds coming from deep within, which unravel the intimate secrets of its past.

'Life Is Suite' is currently being exhibited at Cherry Picked, in Royal Exchange (see the Cherry Picked link below).

->What's So Great About SE8?
-> Illustration
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Now in its third year, the Deptford Design Festival has become a firm local fixture, linking Deptford to the London-wide London Design Festival. In 2005 Deptford based companies decided to create a book that responds to the question 'What's So Great About SE8'. Raw Nerve contributed an illustrated fantasy map of area, which reveals all the weird and wonderful things that which make it such a unique place. We have had a lot of interested people wanting to buy a copy, please contact us for more information.

-> Interactive Installation | Motion Graphics | Video Production
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Originally created for our entry in The Deptford Design Festival 04, DigiScope is based on the penny arcades of the late 1800s - one of earliest ways of viewing motion pictures. Participating businesses, eco designers and artists in the festival were provided with an industrial recycling bin with a challenge to transform it into a exhibit of beauty and wonder, in some way particular to their working practice. The interface was made from found objects - a coffee grinder handle and a computer mouse. Turning the handle controlled the playback of experimental animations and videos created by members of the Raw Nerve team, and were viewed through the velvet lined peephole. DigiScope was also featured in the lobby of Metropolitan University's Central House and The Houses of Parliament during Recycling Week. You can see a photo of the latter in Adbusters Sept/October 2005 edition, alongside Artmonger's piece "Bling Bin".