Dreams, Diaspora, and Destiny (2018)

DJ King Britt and artist Joshua Mays integrate art and technology through image recognition and the sounds of an original score.

Dreams, Diaspora, and Destiny by Josh Mays and King Britt. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Project Images 

  • Visiting the nearly completed mural with King Britt and Josh Mays. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • DJ King Britt works with students from Mastery Shoemaker Charter, and the Haverford School during the development of the project. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • DJ King Britt works with students from Mastery Shoemaker Charter, and the Haverford School during the development of the project. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • DJ King Britt works with students from Mastery Shoemaker Charter, and the Haverford School during the development of the project. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Mural paint day at the Haverford School. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Visiting the nearly completed mural with King Britt and Josh Mays. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Visiting the nearly completed mural with King Britt and Josh Mays. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Visiting the nearly completed mural with King Britt and Josh Mays. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Visiting the nearly completed mural with King Britt and Josh Mays. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Visiting the nearly completed mural with King Britt and Joshua Mays. Photo by Steve Weinik.

About the Project 

2017’s collaboration between artist Joshua Mays and DJ and producer King Britt continues with an augmented reality mural in West Philadelphia. These two cutting-edge thinkers are bringing a multimedia sight and sound installation to the heart of the Conestoga neighborhood, while synthesizing public and private school students in a conversation about the future of West Philadelphia.

Before
After

Dreams, Diaspora, and Destiny integrates art and technology through image recognition and the sounds of an original score, based on community interviews and youth-created sounds. In collaboration with Blue Design, a free smartphone app will help you experience public art in ways you never imagined—the MuralArtsAR app is now available in iTunes, and will soon be available for Android users.

Funder 

Dreams, Diaspora, and Destiny is underwritten by the 25th Century Foundation in honor of the collaborative efforts for the students from The Haverford School and Mastery Charter’s Shoemaker Campus.

Partners 

Mastery Charter’s Shoemaker Campus
Parkside Community Association
The Haverford School