Archive for October, 2013

Great advice on how futurists can more effectively engage with the public

October 29, 2013

I feel compelled to share what I feel may be the most useful information I’ve come across on how futurists can more effectively communicate with the public. An added bonus is that comes from one of our alums, Simeon Spearman. He’s produced a series of three blog posts for the APF Emerging Fellows program (another […]

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Alum Rachel Tubman to speak at FutureMed conference

October 26, 2013

Congratulations to Rachel Tubman, a program alum, who was recently invited to speak at Singularity University’s conference FutureMed in San Diego, running from November 3rd-6th. From Rachel – “I’m going to be speaking on the future of music as medicine in light of an onslaught of new research which reveals that active music making can do […]

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Hyeonju Son and the Futures of South Korea

October 24, 2013

Recently brought to this blogger’s attention, it seems that our own Hyeonju Son (Program Graduate 2003) was published in the August 2013 issue of Futures. In “Images of the future in South Korea,” Son discusses both the pre-modern and modern images of the future of South Korea. The pre-modern era of the Joseon Dynasty contented with […]

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Kate Burgess-MacIntosh and Heather Schlegel in APF Compass

October 16, 2013

All you APFers out there must have seen the latest issue of Compass featuring our own Kate Burgess-MacIntosh and Heather Schlegel, right? And for those of you not in the APF, no worries; this blog has exclusive, illegal access (just kidding) to the articles! “The Role of Design in the Circular Economy” by Kate Burgess-MacIntosh […]

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Dr. Bishop and San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

October 16, 2013

Last week, Dr. Bishop was invited to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts as the first guest speaker for their Vision and Choices lecture series. His topic: Designing for a future of the invisible. He argues that the future of technology is moving from the macro to the micro. Petroleum was the innovation of […]

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Foresight in Business and Society

October 8, 2013

A familiar course at Notre Dame Joining UH’s shining example of foresight education, Notre Dame has made Foresight in Business and Society a required course for the juniors of the Medoza College of Business. What’s the course like? According to the college’s website: The Foresight course begins with an introduction  to “futuring” and an overview […]

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Alternative Perspectives students do some visioning

October 5, 2013

Professor Emeritus Oliver Markley joined our Alternative Perspectives class last week on visioning. Since the readings were mostly his, it was great to hear from him directly. He set the stage by describing how he developed an interest in visioning, emphasizing the development of “transcendental” intuition. He distinguishes transcendental from “memory-based” intuition, in that it […]

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And the winner is… Josh Lindenger!

October 1, 2013

            Out of a whopping 9,958 ideas posted, our own Josh Lindenger (current program student) won the Portfolio Management Mover Award for Innovate 2038. Okay, he really tied for first, but no one cares about that other guy. The question was: How can new research and innovation pratices lead the […]

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