The SHiFT Manifesto
SHiFT is a time & place.
SHIFT is open minded & non-judgemental.
SHIFT is a co-creative process.
A sharpened stone was probably one of the first technologies a human used to make his life easier. Smoke signals and drums were used by communities to communicate over great distances – another form of technology. Handling fire. The wheel. The plow, the written word, the engine, the computer. The list of inventions is long and colorful and has evolved in sophistication a lot over the centuries.
Over the ages technology has been the mechanism to manage our environment, making it bearable and increasing the efficiency and productivity of our daily tasks. The triangle Man, Technology and Environment is strongly intertwined. Nowadays technology enlarges our physical powers, extends our senses providing constant information about us and the environment that influence our decision making process, our will and our behavior.
Mankind stands in close contact with technology and therefore we believe in the following
Technologies should be usable by everyone without barriers.
The data and knowledge resulting from technology should be understandable by all.
Technology is a support function in life, it is connected to us as individuals and society.
And our mission is to provide a time and place for everyone to join and co-create. A platform to ideate, to conceive new and fresh ideas for technology.
SHiFT: Social & Human Ideas for Technology
SHiFT is where people from all around the globe share their ideas and put forward their wonders in talks, work sessions and debates in a collaborative conference setting of open discussion and learning. It exists as a platform to voice thoughts and opinions, to capture their diversity and a multitude of contributions, to discover and to explore the spark of imagination.
Everyone finds a place at SHiFT: curious minds and wanderers, tinkerers, professionals, geeks, artists, hobbyists and students to name a few. SHiFT ultimately reflects the time we live in and gives form to the dreams of the future that take place at the very seconds we co-create together.