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Houston Foresight Spring 2017 Newsletter

August 8, 2017

Just realized that I neglected to post the Spring Newsletter put out by our Department. This issue includes: Foresight: A Description of the Field, by student Joe Murphy Foresight Student Bes Baldwin to Intern at Evonik Creavis Reflecting On Futurists In Media 2016 Congratulations to Our Fall 2016 Graduates: Gandhi Bhakthavachalam, Maria Romero, and Johann Schutte. […]

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Alum Morgan Kauffman on North Korea

July 19, 2017

“North Korea is a failing state and could fall apart at any moment,” says alum Morgan Kauffman in an article he wrote for the EC Journal in May titled “North Korea and the Art of the Deal.” He goes on to suggest several ways it could happen: disintegration and anarchy, with widespread rioting and starvation […]

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Foresight Certificate Boot Camp Registration for 2018 now open

July 7, 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2018 UH Foresight Certificate is now open! The five-day courses will take place January 15-19 and April 30-May 4, 2018 at the Hilton hotel right on the campus of the University of Houston. We’ve been teaching the future in Houston since 1975. Peter Bishop kicked off […]

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Certificate Alum Rebecca Ryan Hosts Futurist Camp

July 5, 2017

When do you do your best thinking about the future? In the shower? During your commute to work? Every summer, Rebecca Ryan hosts Futurist Camp at a lake in the woods of Wisconsin. There’s no internet, no slides. Just forward thinking people gathered to help each other apply foresight to their big, hairy challenges. Past […]

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Field Report: Summer of Futures by Bes Baldwin

June 29, 2017

Greetings from across the pond!  This summer I’m working as an intern in the Corporate Foresight team at Evonik Creavis in Marl, Germany, a location that provided me a wonderful opportunity to attend the Design, Develop, Transform (DDT) futures conference, co-sponsored by the Erasmus University College Brussels and the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M […]

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After Capitalism: Values-Driven STEEP Entities

June 22, 2017

Since adoption of Integral values will play a key part in After-Capitalism structures, it is useful to know what STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political) entities are founded in each the four values types. There are clear expressions of Traditional, Modern, Postmodern and Integral values under each STEEP category. We already see some nascent Integral […]

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Spring Gathering 2017 Highlights

June 6, 2017

The annual Foresight Spring Gathering was held over the weekend of April 21-22 and was a blast! It was a terrific way for students, faculty, alumni and friends to get together, network, socialize, and learn. On Friday night, a dinner was held at our old favorite, Goode’s Taqueria…great tacos and margaritas. Then, the party moved […]

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Before We Let Robots Reclaim the Sahara . . .

June 6, 2017

With the fast pace of modern technology, it’s no surprise that serious attention has been focused on how it might be applied to reclaiming some of the millions of square miles of non-polar desert which comprise approximately 13% of the Earth’s dry land surface.  It’s not a new idea, but previous attempts have been hampered […]

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Good Futures Work Agenda!

April 19, 2017

Friday April 21  5-7pm Dinner    Goode’s Tacqueria   (4902 Kirby Drive; 713.520.9153) (link) 7pm-??? Drinks     Axelrad Beer Garden TBD    (1517 Alabama Street 713.597.8800) (link) Saturday April 22 8:30-5:00 University of Houston, Isabel Cameron Bldg, 4235 Cullen Blvd, 77204  (link) 8:30-9:00 Breakfast 9:00-12:0o Working with Systems Scenarios, Christian Crews & Laura Schlehuber, Kalypso Foresight 12-1:00 […]

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Spring Gathering 2017….More Details

March 8, 2017

The details are rolling in for the Spring 2017 Gathering (here’s a flyer). First, let’s talk about the Saturday conference. I am very excited to announce that Christian Crews & Laura Schlehuber of Kalypso Foresight are going to take us through their Systems Scenarios approach. I have wanted to see this for years….finally! In the […]

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