Journal of Futures Studies

Biography and Autobiography

Learning to Use Intuition in Futures Studies: A Bibliographic Essay on Personal Sources, Processes and Concerns

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Biography and Autobiography, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight | Comments Off on Learning to Use Intuition in Futures Studies: A Bibliographic Essay on Personal Sources, Processes and Concerns

by Oliver Markley Introduction This essay is part of a special “Symposium” issue of the Journal of Futures Studies focusing on Intuition in Futures Work. It builds on the brief summary review of conceptual positions about practical intuition contained in my brief introduction to the symposium (Markley, 2015), and describes the specific sources, methods and […]

Structure Matters: Method to Manoa School’s Madness or How I became convinced Jim Dator is a Robot!

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by John A. Sweeney Introduction Make of yourselves a mirror where the future may see itself, and forget the superstition that you are epigoni. You have enough to ponder and find out in pondering the life of the future; but do not ask history to show you the means and the instrument to do it (Nietzsche […]

Jim Dator: The Living Embodiment of Futures Studies

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by Jake F. Dunagan Introduction On December 10, 2005, approximately 25 people gathered in UH-Manoa’s Saunders Hall to help envision a preferred future for the Hawai’i Research Center for Futures Studies (HRCFS; the Center). Jim Dator was not present. The majority of the group included current students (such as myself), but many futures alumni and individuals […]

Serendipitous Connections and the Future of Futures Studies

December 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Biography and Autobiography, Foresight Field Building, Futures Education | Leave A Comment »

by Debora Halbert Introduction I actually don’t actually remember the first time I met Jim Dator, in part because prior to my arrival at the University of Hawai`i for graduate school, I had never heard of futures studies and thus had no idea how it might influence the next decades of my life. My introduction to […]

Surfing Dator’s Tsunamis of Change: Confessions of a Part-time Futurist

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by Christopher B. Jones Introduction One of the founders of the field of future studies has strongly influenced the second half of my life. For more than 30 years, this individual has had a singular influence in my research interests and career. Jim Dator has been my teacher, mentor, and friend and a guiding light in […]

James A. Dator: The Man Who Beats the Drum for Futures Studies

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by Wendell Bell Introduction I think it was in 1991 at the Hawaii Judicial Foresight Congress in Honolulu. Jim Dator was a major speaker—if not the keynote speaker—before a very large audience. After he was introduced, Jim walked to the podium and, as the audience quieted down, he stood for a moment or two looking at […]

Introduction to the Festschrift for Jim Dator

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by Christopher B. Jones&Wendy L. Schultz Introduction It was our pleasure to collect these articles as a Festschrift for Jim Dator. This Festschrift is a celebration of the life work and influence of a man who is still very much alive and still thriving at 80 years of age. He will undoubtedly outlive some of his […]

Learnings From Futures Studies: Learnings From Dator

December 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Biography and Autobiography, Futures Education, Futures Studies Theories | Leave A Comment »

by Sohail Inayatullah ABSTRACT This article explores life learnings from James Dator. These include conceptual, theoretical, pedagogical and praxis learnings. Key conceptual learnings include Futures Studies as focused on more than one future and as disruptive through the methodology of emerging issues analysis. Dator’s pedagogical approach is examined as being open and embracing multiple perspectives. Finally, […]

Introducing James Allen Dator: A Great Friend, Scholar and Teacher

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by Eleonora Barbieri Masini Introduction Jim Dator has been a great friend, and is a great scholar and teacher. He has been influential in futures studies for many around the world, including  myself. His teaching is centered in Hawaii as professor and director of Hawaii’s  Center for Futures Studies Department of Political Science, since 1972.  (continue…) […]

An Invitation to the Futures: A Review of Wendell Bell’s ‘Memories of the Future’

December 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Biography and Autobiography, Book Reviews and Scans, Foresight Field Building | Comments Off on An Invitation to the Futures: A Review of Wendell Bell’s ‘Memories of the Future’

by Gareth Priday Book Review Wendell Bell 2011, Memories of the Future, Transaction Publishers, New Jersey This is an autobiography and a futures story. It illustrates how our past, present and future imaginings influence our choices and actions. It is the story of hope and dreams that linger whether realised or not. It is told through […]


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