Journal of Futures Studies

Art and Design

Forcing the Design of Fictional Futures: From Theory to Cases Implementation

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Case Studies, Foresight Field Building, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise | Comments Off on Forcing the Design of Fictional Futures: From Theory to Cases Implementation

by Patrick Corsi Abstract In the face of fast growing concerns for sustainability in all wakes of human endeavor around the planet, this paper aims to support a generative process for exploring futures conceptions and seeks to contribute to professional futurists’ design abilities. It is a contribution to connect practical social and business innovation with actionable futures thinking. The […]

What in the World? Storyworlds, Science Fiction, and Futures Studies

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Case Studies, Media, Communications and Foresight, Narrative Foresight | Comments Off on What in the World? Storyworlds, Science Fiction, and Futures Studies

by Peter von Stackelberg & Alex McDowell Abstract This article looks at how futures studies can use storyworlds to address some of the challenges the field faces. It provides an overview of social constructionism, integral theory/integral futures,and sense-making in the context of the current evolution of futures methodologies. This article also examines the role of narratives generally and science fiction […]

Imagining the Future of the Transition from “Youth” to “Adult”: A Case Study of a Futures Literacy Knowledge Laboratory

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Case Studies, Futures Education, Narrative Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Imagining the Future of the Transition from “Youth” to “Adult”: A Case Study of a Futures Literacy Knowledge Laboratory

by Kewulay Kamara Introduction In May of 2013 a meeting was convened at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center to start an exploration of the changes taking place in how the future is integrated into decisionmaking. On the initiative of UNESCO Foresight twenty-three people from around the world gathered to discuss how recent thinking and experience with […]

Dator’s 2nd Law of South Park: Imagining (poorly animated) Futures of Religion, Technology, & Culture

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Research in Progress, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Dator’s 2nd Law of South Park: Imagining (poorly animated) Futures of Religion, Technology, & Culture

by John A. Sweeney Introduction If one looks past the inflammatory language, adolescent humor, and rather poor animation, South Park is one of, if not, the most profoundly political shows on American television. Airing since 1997, Comedy Central’s popular program is known for its fiery satirization of the here and now, but it also serves as […]

Dator’s 2nd Law of South Park: Imagining (poorly animated) Futures of Religion, Technology, & Culture

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Research in Progress, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Dator’s 2nd Law of South Park: Imagining (poorly animated) Futures of Religion, Technology, & Culture

by John A. Sweeney Introduction If one looks past the inflammatory language, adolescent humor, and rather poor animation, South Park is one of, if not, the most profoundly political shows on American television. Airing since 1997, Comedy Central’s popular program is known for its fiery satirization of the here and now, but it also serves as […]

A Canticle for Mary Sue: What Transmedia Aesthetics might do for Futures Communication

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Narrative Foresight, Research in Progress | Comments Off on A Canticle for Mary Sue: What Transmedia Aesthetics might do for Futures Communication

by Zhan Li Introduction I am especially grateful to the Symposium organizers for challenging me to think about Aesthetics and Futures, and so driving me in new intellectual directions even before I arrived in Hawaii. The following isn’t a formal summary of refined ideas, but, rather, a sketch of these initial explorations.(continue…) View PDF

Future Arts, Media, and Entertainment: Seeds for 2020

December 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Media, Communications and Foresight, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Future Arts, Media, and Entertainment: Seeds for 2020

by Kate McCallum Introduction The explosive, accelerating growth of knowledge in a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world gives us so much to know about so many things that it seems impossible to keep up. At the same time, we are flooded with so much trivial news that serious attention to serious issues gets little interest, […]

Coda: Communicating Futures – An Uncommon Urge

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Foresight Field Building, Media, Communications and Foresight | Comments Off on Coda: Communicating Futures – An Uncommon Urge

by Scott Smith Introduction Last August, I had a sudden, but possibly fortuitous, change in plans. I had been set, along with a colleague, to deliver a paper in Istanbul to the Yeditepe International Research Conference on Foresight and Futures 2011 on the value of ludic foresight—being playful in collaborative constructions of possible futures. Due to […]

The Singularity is Boring: An Open, Collaborative ‘Mock-up’

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Case Studies, Media, Communications and Foresight, Narrative Foresight | Comments Off on The Singularity is Boring: An Open, Collaborative ‘Mock-up’

by Justin Pickard, Noah Raford, Wendy Schultz, Jake Dunagan, Scott Smith&uncounted others Introduction View PDF

Forward Theatre and Causal Layered Analysis

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Case Studies, Gender Futures, Media, Communications and Foresight, Narrative Foresight | Comments Off on Forward Theatre and Causal Layered Analysis

by Sabina Head ABSTRACT Storytelling may be useful for communicating futures content to newcomers. Performance is a richly illustrative story demonstration that engages the audience through a greater variety of the senses; it can show scenarios existing in a functioning world, if a temporary one. Causal layered analysis reveals a story’s depth of innovation, offering spaces […]


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Journal of Futures Studies

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