Archive for February, 2013

Little Bigs

February 27, 2013

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Little Bigs, a multiple speaker virtual gathering hosted by the APF and UH’s own Jim Breaux . Speakers are given only five minutes to present anything about the future/s, followed by a Q&A session. This month’s gathering included Joyce Gioia speaking on women and work and the Athena Doctrine; […]

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Are the Occupiers Right?

February 18, 2013

A post from UH Futures’ graduate Jason Swanson on The European Futures Observatory blog: Occupy Wall Street may best be described as a meta-protest. The Occupy Movement, which spread from Wall Street to Occupy movements throughout the world all shared a common theme. People from different walks of life have come together to voice their […]

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Where are they now? Alumni – Seth Itzkan

February 15, 2013

Reversing global warming with livestock?: Seth Itzkanat TEDxSomerville Interview with Seth Itzkanat How did you hear about Future Studies? I discovered the UHCL Future Studies program at a WFS General Assembly in Washington DC. Dr. Peter Bishop and students had a table setup. I had never before heard of Future Studies as a degreed program […]

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UH Futurists published in The Futurist

February 13, 2013

Pick up The Futurist lately? The March-April 2013 issue from the World Future Society has UH people all over it – Robert Moran (Certificate, May 2010) reviews the scenarios in the latest 30-year forecast from the National Intelligence Council, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Thorough the scenarios, Moran points to four critical tensions that emerge […]

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Future of Transactions Survey

February 9, 2013

You are Invited to Participate in the Third Annual Future of Transactions Survey! Announcement by Heathervescent: As our economy and technology evolve, the Annual Future of Transactions Survey tracks the way we spend money and the types of money we spend, including questions about Bitcoin, Mobile Payments, virtual and alternative currencies. The 2011 and 2012 […]

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Simulation, gaming, and the foresight tool kit

February 8, 2013

Looking forward to the APF (Assn of Professional Futurists) annual Gathering “Play”  from May 2-4 in Orlando. The theme is the future of Simulation and Gaming. I’m particularly excited about it because I feel it’s been a weak area of my practice/knowledge base. It has been a bit puzzling that simulation and gaming has not been a […]

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Dr. Andy Hines TEDxHouston 2012

February 6, 2013

Dr. Hines gave a TedxHouston talk in 2012 concerning Futures and the role of Futures and Futurists within organizations.   Tweet

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UH World Futures Dominates Connected Citizens

February 4, 2013

Students in Dr. Bishop’s World Futures class participated in a online game conducted by the Institute for the Future called Connected Citizens.  The objective of the game was to brainstorm ways that governments could improve their service to citizens in an ubiquitous, networked world.  Points were awarded for the number of ideas submitted and the […]

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Darko Lovric and the Futures of Healthcare

February 1, 2013

Darko Lovric, alum of the Houston Futures program, recently co-authored a report for the World Economic Forum entitled Sustainable Health Systems: Visions, Strategies, Critical Uncertainties and Scenarios. With the participation of over 200 health experts, systems leaders, and policy-makers, Lovric and co-author David Gleicher endeavor to answer one question: What could health systems look like […]

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