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Soul Recovery System (SRS)
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About

A system to get rid of your emotional garbage.

Detailed Description:
Soul Recovery Systems is an interactive, creative and free emotional garbage disposal service providing people with an opportunity to rid themselves of objects that hinder their lives.

Known drawbacks of design:
-

Website:
http://www.soulrecoverysystems.com/

Designed in:
2009

Status of realization:
In production

Challenge(s):
lifestyle, media, network, philosophy, spirituality

Form/Impact/Context

Form
SRS accepts objects in any form as long as there are sincere emotional connections attached to them. That said, all objects given to SRS must include an OBJECT RELEASE FORM where the releaser must enter their reason for desired disposal. Once objects and reasons for disposal have been received, they are put under intense observation for SRS to determine the best possible method of release. In the end, a photograph of each object, reasons for release, and videos of each object release are uploaded to the digital landfill where the less burdened can view their once hindering objects in digital form.

Impact
WHY? That’s a good question! SRS was conceived based on the lack of love in the world, a deep guttural unhappiness, materialism, carnage, animal abuse, and bland food. SRS’s vision is to provide a service to the betterment of all fleshy mammalian brain cells and inevitably, the rest of what inhabits the plump blue earth.

Context
Letting go of emotionally harboring objects can be a deeply personal experience. Your trash will undergo a cleansing process from start to finish. All objects and releases (We choose to refer to these descriptions as “releases” as the terminology should reflect the restorative and healing powers of such acts.) are ceremonially disposed of, whether by fire, flood, recycling, burial, or any other appropriately suggested form of dissolve. As all reasons for object disposals are different, all release ceremonies are different. Every object given to SRS is handled tenderly and released in the best method possible. Released objects and releases are captured in photographic and video formats, and soon after, buried inside the digital landfill where the less burdened can view their once hindering objects in digital form.

Other relevant information
SRS was conceived one spring day while thumping along the rice pattied mountains of Sapa. At the time they were discussing the wonders hiking does for the brain, and related it to taking out the trash in one’s soul. The discussion then spiraled into a series of ideas about things that often clutter the soul, objects being the heaviest bearer of this emotional clutter.

Business

Is the design protected by patent or ip registration?
creative commons

How has the development of the design been financed hereunto?
Company development costs

Is there a plan for future investments?
Yes

Is there in-house competencies to secure market roll out of the design, with regards to investment, distribution, sales, etc.?
Yes

Credits

Designed by:
Felicity Fenton

Title/Role:
Coinventor

Website:
www.felicityfenton.com.

Professional status of designer:
Cofounder and graphic designer

Nationality:
United States of America

City/Country of residence:
Portland, OR

Name of company:
SRS

Designed by:
Michael T. Hensley

Title/Role:
Coinventor

Website:
www.michaelthensley.com

Professional status of designer:
Cofounder and artist

Nationality:
United States of America

City/Country of residence:
Portland, OR

Name of company:
SRS


Manufactured/Produced/Commisioned by:
SRS
http://www.soulrecoverysystems.com/