We're often told there's no hope. We disagree.
Black mirrors aren't a set path. Together we have the capacity to imagine, create and fully experience a new type of world. In this world the technologies we design help us thrive, together with everything that makes this beautiful planet what it is.
SMILES, Symbio-Memetic Interwoven Language Embodiment System, is the blueprint for teams building technologies that are ecologically grounded, socially ambitious and economically relevant to humanity’s problems and opportunities today.
It interlaces language, imagination, and practice, reflecting the symbiotic relationship between humanity, technology, and the natural world.
SMILES is the theoretical layer, the forest floor that nourishes the layers above with paradigm shifting language.
Elemental Ethics™ is the figurative layer, enabling us to grow trees and other vegetation, rich with stories and metaphors of responsible firekeeping.
And finally, the application layer produces life enhancing fruit. This is Tethix ETHOS™, a unique suite of practical ethics products that infuses the spirit of agile software development with a language and culture of deep connection, radical responsibility and ecological literacy.
The Tethix Biome is a living system, capable of adapting to changing seasons and its environment, helping SMILES to evolve as a blueprint for human and planetary flourishing.
And thus, the cycle continues.
The DNA of SMILES is an intricate tapestry that encodes the essence of the system. It’s not just a genetic sequence but a poetic intertwining of ideas, philosophies, and practices that define how SMILES functions, grows, and evolves. It’s an ever-changing song and dance of many wisdoms, and an embodiment of nature’s beautiful complexity.
Web of Life
Guardians of Spaceship Earth
Acting as stewards, not exploiters, of resources, ideas, and relationships. It’s about a sustainable approach that considers the welfare of future generations and life on this planet.
Indigenous Wisdom, Stewardship Ethic
This cyclical process can be seen as a perennial garden of thought and action. Just as a gardener moves through the seasons, tending to the soil, encouraging growth, and harvesting the yield, so too does the SMILES framework operate in rhythmic harmony with the natural order that exists in the cultural context and domain for reproduction.
In this phase, language serves as the fertile soil from which everything else grows. It’s the bedrock of understanding, the nurturing ground for the roots of human connection and meaning.
Here, the figurative layer sprouts, stretching towards the sky, guided by the sun of inspiration. It’s the growth phase, where curiosity and creativity blossom into captivating narratives and shared meaning.
The application phase is about reaping what has been sown, turning these growths into nourishing fruits. It’s where theory becomes practice, and the dynamic, living aspect of the system comes to life.