Archive for March, 2013

Communicating the Future by Alum Pam McConathy Schied

March 31, 2013

Alum Pam McConathy Schied gave a guest lecture to Seminar class last week on “Communicating the Future”. The lecture was based on her Master’s Project for the Futures Program. Pam has had a long career as a public relations professional and used her futures studies degree to help her launch her Futures Communications Group in 2008, where she […]

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Alumni William Thurmond on Biofuels

March 26, 2013

Check out the Greater Houston Partnership meeting where Houston alumni and founder of Emerging Markets Online, Will Thurmond, introduces Houston’s Biofuels Task Force and speaks on why algae will be the biofuel of the future. Link here for more Will Thurmond videos Tweet

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Alumni Young Tag Cho’s Work

March 18, 2013

Young Tag Cho (’12) was in Houston this week, and he gave this coin from his unit to Dr. Bishop on Wednesday.   Cho is a Major in the Army of South Korea, and he spent 2010-12 in Houston receiving his MS in Futures Studies. He is currently stationed at the new Korean Defense Language Institute […]

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Student Work: Reality Check on “A Theory of Everything”

March 11, 2013

Welcome to the first posting of student work from last semester’s “Alternative Perspectives” class. The class was a popular one and, in my view, the quality of work was so great, that it makes sense to share with the foresight community. It should be noted that presentation slides don’t do justice to the live discussions […]

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Big Data, Cities, Simulations and the Future

March 7, 2013

I read an interesting piece in the Sunday NY Times a few weeks ago called “SimCity for Real” Measuring an Untidy Metropolis.” It talked about a “smart city” initiative at NYU seeking to use sensing, computing, and data-sifting technology to improve efficiency and quality of life in urban areas. Big players are partnering in the […]

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Jay Gary Guest Lecture on Professionalization

March 3, 2013

We were very pleased to have Jay Gary, PhD, Assistant Professor at Regent University’s Strategic Foresight program was a guest to our ProSeminar class. He discussed his research on the professionalization of foresight, based on Delphi Survey he conducted with a colleague from Germany, Dr Heiko von der Gracht of EBS (European Business School). Here are Jay’s slides. I’d […]

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