Not going to lie, I have quite neglected the blog the past couple of weeks! My last review did not go quite as planned, but I have bounced back and am back on track with the project. Please take a look at my current working thesis abstract as well as a mock up for my final exhibition and descriptions of the 5 projects I will be displaying. More to come about each of the projects as they continue to develop in the near future.
I believe we are headed towards an era of sameness – an era in which innovation by the human species alone is impossible because all humanly perceivable problems are solved. While, to some, the elimination of problems may seem to be a great success, I find it to be the most pressing dilemma of mankind. Entrepreneurship, the design of new stuff as a result of our innate empathy towards others, is what makes us human. To strip innovation and ingenuity out of the human equation is to strip the very thing that makes us unique as a species.
Matthew Manos is an MFA Candidate in Media Design at the Art Center College of Design. This is his thesis blog.