Shift Sight HQ has relocated, but we are still working out of boxes. Our primary computer is setup and has resumed rendering models / video 24/7 for the WIP website overhaul. We are still pushing with full momentum: there is not a second to lose.
I wanted to share an iFixit link describing the necessity of durable electronics. The quick facts at the top say it all: recycling is not a long-term solution, as approximately 30% of material is lost in the process. You cannot remove pristine egg yolk from a baked cake.
Look forward to regular updates soon!
Just a quick, irregularly-timed update: we are in the middle of relocating Shift Sight HQ. The blog post on Aug. 4th may be delayed accordingly. See you soon!
Life rarely goes as we expect. It is not survival of the fittest, but survival of the adaptable. We've had numerous obstacles that are affecting the delivery of the website overhaul. I'm very thankful for your patience, and I wish that I could show you more of our work-in-process.
Unfortunately, showing you would spoil the surprise. I hope that you agree that some things are worth waiting for! Due to the issues, I will keep the blog updates short so I can stay focused on the overhaul.
The image posted above is a screencap of one of seven videos we have under wraps. It is the disassembly of Jade, performed with only a Philips screwdriver. We believe that you should own your stuff and be able to open it.
See you next week!
There is no post tonight. We are getting close to launching the website and fundraiser, despite many roadblocks. One of them is self-imposed: as we were going through videos, we realized that there is nothing that is just strictly fun.
We've been so busy that we forgot to have fun! There is a new video in process, and the screencap above is all I can show you for now.
The website reveal was originally planned for this weekend, but we will take a bit more time to do it right because there is not time to do it over. That comment sounds vaguely familiar... stay tuned!
Murphy's law is in effect over here. In the face of everything, we do the only reasonable thing: we persist at our best possible speed. And, we continually thank you for your patience.
The team at Shift Sight has gone quackers. We resemble ducks right now: utterly calm on the surface and paddling like mad underneath.
The story I want to tell you about Jade is coming together.
You might have wondered if the Jade logo on the lid is upside-down. It depends on which way is up. The logo choice is intentional: it represents how we feel about you and technology.
Of course, Shift Sight is designing for its customers. This design choice may not live to see production, but let's discuss it.
[I hope that you enjoyed reading about Jade! If you missed the reveal and are only joining us now, please take a look.]
The same story has repeated itself throughout history. A new technology is developed, and we become dependent on it.
Society's current tech trajectory demands infinite electronics because what we have “is never fast enough” or “is never big enough.” The result is e-waste.
Shift Sight intends to bend the tech trajectory at its source. Our current dependence is not sustainable.
Thanks for stopping by tonight. There is no blog entry as we are devoting every hour to preparing for the reveal. Our resident artist has said that Jade's revised geometry is absolutely stunning. It looks nothing like the previously shown image on a table.
The countdown is live on the Jade page.
We hope you can join us on the 22nd! Like the Phoenix shown above, Jade is the rebirth of an inhumane, damaging industry.
Shown above is a snapshot of the Jade simulator’s boot screen. There are a few tidbits to be gleaned.
The reveal preparations are progressing. I am very thankful for your patience.
After reviewing the available assets, our resident artist agreed with me that the concept geometry needs cleaned up before the reveal. This week, I have dedicated my time to this task.
Ty is a Founder of Shift Sight, LLC.