Your sister has gone missing.
Your sister has gone missing.
She invented the Pataphometer, a device for scanning imaginations to preserve them.
She invented the Pataphometer, a device for scanning imaginations to preserve them.
But she is now lost in the seams of her own imagination.
But she is now lost in the seams of her own imagination.
You must follow Pataphors – links through the imagination – to find her and bring her back.
You must follow Pataphors – links through the imagination – to find her and bring her back.
The closer you get to her, the more the world begins to disintegrate.
The closer you get to her, the more the world begins to disintegrate.
You must find her before reality unravels at the seams.
You must find her before reality unravels at the seams.

In this Live / Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality experience, unsuspecting gallery visitors are taken aside by the Human Imagination Task Force. The HITF have been using a Pataphometer to map imaginations, preserving the imaginations of the chosen few in preparation for the coming Singularity.

With the most recent explosion of VR and AR technologies promising salvation from the threat of a peak-smartphone market, it is important that artists and designers forge spaces to challenge the social implications of this new medium. This work is also about exploring new kinds of narrative, a virtual space where PRESENCE + EMOTION + POTENTIALITY meet.

Human Imagination Task Force is about the relationships between language and power / poetry and imagination / technology and access / presence and absence.

HITF asks questions of the potential consequences of prolonged immersion in these emerging technologies.