Tom Hackshaw
Manifesto

1. Tools should be open and adaptable
If a tool does not fit my needs, I should be able to freely change, modify or personalise its parts.

2. Technology should not be used as a substitute for things
If a piece of technology does not augment, modify or redefine an existing paradigm then it is not necessary.

3. Procotols over platforms
Technology, software and the web should be decentralised + accessible by design, and not siloed into platforms or islands that hold the user and their data hostage.

4. Sustainability, longevity, and balance should take precedence
Any project or action that I undertake should be oriented around these values.

5. Economic, social, and ecological injustices are all interconnected
Anything that I do, particularly things that concern other people directly or indirectly, should be done in relation to this

6. Collaboration should be encouraged
Always strive towards working with others so together we can achieve more, and develop a greater sense of our own individuality.

7. Alignment with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Understand the importance of tikanga Māori, taonga, and the principles of partnership, participation and protection that make up the Treaty.



See also: Hunor Karamán, Devine Lu Linvega and Rekka Bellum, Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie, David Shrigley, Gilbert and George, Gutai Bijutsu Kyōkai