Archive for April, 2014

Student Needs 2025+: Tweets from the Future

April 27, 2014

In the coming weeks, the Houston Foresight blog will feature guest posts from members of the Student Needs 2025+ teams to share insights from their research and the implications of what they found.  Thanks to Jim Breaux, current UH Foresight student, for this creative take on what Connecting will look like in 2025.   Big […]

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Alum Peter von Stackelberg’s #1 Best Seller

April 26, 2014

Looking for a good read for the summer? Try Alum Peter von Stackelberg’s Technology & the Future: Managing Change and Innovation in the 21st Century. Although only published in April, the book has already made the #1 bestseller list in the category of nanotechnology on Amazon. Book description: The relentless advance of technology will reshape […]

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Student Needs 2025+: Coming of Age Amid the Internet of Things

April 24, 2014

On the surface, growing up is wildly different than it used to be. But despite technological advances and shifting cultural norms, coming of age remains a universal human experience. No matter the place we did it or the tools we had to facilitate it, nearly everyone struggles at one point or another to understand his identity […]

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Foresight Student to be Banner Bearer

April 23, 2014

UH Foresight’s own Jim Breaux has been selected to represent the Graduate Programs in the College of Technology as the Banner Bearer for the Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday May 10th. When informed of the college’s selection, Dr. Hines had this to say: “Indeed, I can think of no more appropriate banner bearer for […]

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Foresight Student Interning with UNESCO

April 22, 2014

Congratulations to current student Mackenzie Dickson! As of April, Mackenzie has moved to Paris to begin an internship with noted futurist Riel Miller at UNESCO in the Section of Foresight under the Bureau of Strategic Planning. According to Mackenzie, his first day alone consisted of editing translations, lunch and chocolate tasting with Belgians, executive board […]

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Student Needs 2025+ Guest Post: “It’s All Play” by Cody Clark

April 20, 2014

In the coming weeks, the Houston Foresight blog will feature guest posts from members of the Student Needs 2025+ teams to share insights from their research and the implications of what they found.   Cody Clark is the Playing Team Lead and has a Master’s degree in Studies of the Future from University of Houston-Clear […]

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Student Needs 2025+: Games As Life

April 17, 2014

When is a toy not just a toy? When it’s a light source, a communication device, a skill builder and a form of exercise. The Student Needs 2025+ Playing Team has found that toys and games that serve multiple purposes will become the new norm, and college students in 10 years will still be playing, […]

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Student Needs 2025+: Coming Together

April 13, 2014

She starts up her multi-player game. Her parents think it’s a waste of time, but she doesn’t see it that way. It’s fun and exciting and she’s good at it. Not to mention that playing it helped her understand and explain that global conflict to her cousin last week. She easily maneuvers the first challenge. […]

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Build your own drone! – classes from alum Sean Daken & RefactorU

April 10, 2014

What futurist, especially us mechanically inclined futurists, doesn’t want their own drone? RefactorU, founded by our own alum Sean Daken (’12), now offers a 10-week course held every Saturday on building and piloting your very own drone. Taught by hobbyists and within FAA regulations, the classes will teach about the different types of drones, their associated […]

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Student Heather Schlegel in NY Times and on Fox News

April 8, 2014

The meteoric rise of Heather Schlegel, current Houston Foresight student, continues! Not only has she raised $37,000 on Kickstarter to fund her TV series Future of Money, she’s now garnering media attention. On April 1st, The New York Times’ Andrew Sorkin interviewed Heather to discuss the future of money, and then on the 2nd,  Shepard Smith followed up with her […]

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