Manifesto 2018-06-14T20:00:09+00:00

WHAT IS A DISOBEDIENT WEARABLE?

A MANIFESTO

  1. A wearable disobeying to become subversive and to carry explicit and implicit protests towards existing status quos.
  1. A wearable disobeying by assuming and claiming their persuasive power, shaping our values and behaviours.
  1. A wearable disobeying by rerouting the controversial attributes of wearables as opportunities to design critical features.
  1. A wearable disobeying some of us, but meant to keep on obeying others.
  1. A wearable disobeying by relying on its misuse and abuse as tactics more than on its technological capacities to carry its message.
  1. A wearable disobeying the current polished promises of the market, questioning our expectations and beliefs for these not-so-emergent technologies.
  1. A wearable disobeying the consensual and flat stories, telling new narratives and evolving in the grey mundanity of growing socio-technical norms.
  1. A wearable disobeying by following a hidden agenda, impacting their producers, their users and, at the same time, the whole society.
  1. A wearable disobeying by seeking to escape the context they have been originally designed for and to reach new fields of use.
  1. A wearable disobeying to create disbalance and resistance by being both a conservative and disruptive agent.
  1. A wearable disobeying to trigger discussions about upcoming wearable technology-related issues, from a social, economic and cultural perspective.
  1. A wearable disobeying by being a problem disguised as a solution.