Have you ever wished for a moment to reflect, to dream, to resolve yourself to achieve something new?
Put hurry on hold and think...
Where do you want to be
gives you a chance to cultivate your ambitions and engage with the hopes and desires of others.
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Research shows that making an active commitment to achieve a personal goal dramatically increases your chances of success. If there's something you would really like to achieve, by this time next year, submit your aspiration to the storm and formally agree to persue your dreams. Then, one year from now, we will e-mail you to confirm your success. During this time your aspirations will be displayed for all to see.
Feel free to relax and consider your future while browsing the aspirations already embarked on by others.
Opportunities to sign up to policies, agreements and schemes designed by others - with their goals in mind not yours - outweighs the opportunities we have to stop, consider and actively agree to pursue our dreams. Aspiration Storm aims to create an oasis of self motivation in the deserts of distraction that bury our desires under mountains of requests for our diminishing grains of time. boredomresearch hope, by using the Aspiration Storm dream manifestation service, you will waste time productively.
Aspiration Storm has been commissioned by Strange Cargo as part of their Stretching New Boundaries programme. This artwork is being launched in boredomresearch’s solo exhibition ‘By this time next year…’ at Georges House Gallery, Folkestone (5th – 30th March 2011). During the exhibition aspirations will amalgamate through this website to create a global oasis of self motivation. In Aspiration Storm’s gallery installation, visitors can experience other's dreams and contemplate their own.
Click 'browse', each cloud drifting past represents an aspiration left by another user.
If there are no clouds drifting past you may like to ':search' for some.
Enter your terms into the ':search' field. As you type any popular tags matching your terms will be presented. Then click ':search'.
If you leave the ':search' field blank a set of random aspirations will be returned.
Adding your aspiration
We would love to see what you are hoping to achieve by this time next year.
Click 'add my aspiration' and fill in the fields that appear.
In later releases your email will act as your login name. Please ensure your email is correct as we will contact you in a year's time to confirm your success. Rest assured we will not reveal your contact details to any third parties.
Clicking start will then give you a chance to check your entry and tag your aspiration before accepting your challenge. Your aspiration will then be sent to the storm to be shared by others.
it doesn't stop here
Visitors to the gallery exhibition 'By this time next year' at Georges House Gallery, Folkestone (5th-30th March 2011) can sit on a bench, contemplating their future goals. As they dream, the aspirations of others appear, seemingly bubbling from their own heads. The random matching or miss-matching of aspirations with their chosen host, encourages us to consider our own dreams and aspirations.
Show your face on Flickr!
Join the growing number putting a face to their dreams on our Flickr group or go and see who's aspiring.
You can download a thought bubble template or feel free to make your own.
Strange Cargo, working with artists & writers, ran workshops in Folkestone; challenging the hurry that inhibits our dreams.
Visit our facebook group to find out more about this project and be updated on future events.
Aspiration Storm is a project by boredomresearch (aka Vicky Isley & Paul Smith) commissioned by Strange Cargo as part of their Stretching New Boundaries programme. boredomresearch are represented by [DAM]Berlin/Cologne and are Artsway Associates, funded by The Leverhulme Trust. Isley & Smith are currently based at the Computer Animation Research Centre, Bournemouth University.
In particular boredomresearch would like to thank Brigitte Orasinski, Lisa Oulton, Diane Dever & Hannah Rushforth at Strange Cargo.
Equipment, Catalogue & Marketing Support: Mark Segal & Jo Sanna (Artsway) as part of the Artsway Associates programme.
Gallery Software Developer: Leigh McLoughlin
Database & Server-Side Script Developer: Lopez Shackleford