Archive for February, 2018

Foresight Certificate slots are open!

February 19, 2018

Slots are open for our April 2018 UH Foresight Certificate boot camp! For most people the future feels like a gamble, full of chance and uncertainty. Professional futurists will tell you that’s true, but that there are ways to understand the odds and influence how the game plays out.  Our April 2018 Foresight Certificate seminar […]

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Futurists in the Media: First Impressions Spring 2018

February 16, 2018

[Note: Stephen Layman is our new scanner this semester. Here are some of his initial thoughts.] It practically goes without saying that foresight discussion in the media is lacking. The field is [slowly] growing but remains a well-kept secret. What foresight is and what futurists are doing are hardly mainstream phenomena.  About two articles a […]

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A Foresight Certificate Participant’s Perspective

February 15, 2018

We always love to get feedback on our program. The founder of Emergent Strategies, Alexandra Steele, attended our January Foresight Certificate Bootcamp. Here is a bit of what she had to say about her week with us: “You don’t have to be a futurist to benefit as I did from the Futures Bootcamp at the […]

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Museum 2040: A “Future Fiction” Critical Read

February 15, 2018

Set in the year 2040, the November/December 2017 special issue of Museum is a scenario that describes one of a number of possible futures for museums that could come about as a result of how existing limits and challenges relative to the US economy, population, educational system as well as government funding for nonprofits could […]

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Another Boot Camp in the books

February 6, 2018

We had another great week of foresight “boot camp” at the University of Houston Hilton from January 15-19. This was a really special week, as we braved snow, sub-freezing temperatures, and held our course despite the university being shut down for two days. We had a great week (thanks to the Hilton staff for soldiering […]

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Alum Update: Shupp to Schireson

February 4, 2018

Lee Shupp has joined the San Francisco of Schireson as a Principal in Strategy & Consulting. Lee brings many years of experience working at the intersection of market research, design, bleeding-edge technology, and foresight (futures research). Lee grew up in Houston and moved to Austin to go to U of Texas. Lee started at the […]

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