A Manifesto

A living document that describes the perspective and goals towards art, design, and objects, by the creative label, Imagination of Things.

How can we start using our humanity as a framework for invention? _To enhance soulful connections, create disruptive economies, encourage open dialogues between the forces that shape our reality. What if a social network helped us to forgive, a clock calculated passion rather than passing time, a currency traded with emotions rather than capital?

What if technology was instead a creative tool for exploring new possibilities? Our insatiable hunger for more and more things is actually a desperation for more meaning, and yet our most progressive technology goes towards enforcing our status quo. _Because, with all of its potential, big data is still only mined for sales pitches, instant connectivity quickens our consumptive habits, biometric wearables reflect our vanity, communication platforms distract us from communicating, and our emotional void deepens.

We could be social prototypers and use technology to experiment with the UX of our society. Rather than designing the interaction between technology and the user, the human UX is our interaction with each other, provoking new collaborative possibilities. Social prototyping is experimenting with technology as a platform for sense-making, a process somewhere between play and a quest for relevance.

The performance of the user is the valuable novelty, not the features of a device. Innovation is found in the choreography of human connection, new interactions with the world, and the value-seeking process. A motion-centered mindset, and a focus on the human touch, removes us from the limited world of object functionality, to the human factors that truly resonate.

The power of the intriguing object breaks our expectations, while perfect usability limits our curiosity. Through technology, we can develop a relationship with mystery, and prompt people to make their own creative connections. The curiosity of form and function can help us to fabricate unknownness, make all of our creations imperfect and alive — the true definition of us, and of the world we share.

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