Journal of Futures Studies

Critical and Epistemological Foresight

Bad Language: Emerging Issues in Electronic Discourse

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Research in Progress, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Bad Language: Emerging Issues in Electronic Discourse

by Rex Troumbley Introduction This project considers the conditions necessary for the concept of “bad language” and several issues which are emerging as a result of their regulation in electronic discourse. Building on the theories of Marshall McLuhan and Walter Ong, this project demonstrates how varying dominant communicative technologies have molded consciousness and created different types […]

Climate Change and Futures Epistemologies: Tensions, Trends and Possibilities in Climate Discourses Epitomised by Three Prominent Climate Experts

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Social Movements and Visions | Comments Off on Climate Change and Futures Epistemologies: Tensions, Trends and Possibilities in Climate Discourses Epitomised by Three Prominent Climate Experts

by Stephen McGrail ABSTRACT In the early-to-mid 2000s climate change became the preeminent sustainability issue, as climate scientists and modellers spoke authoritatively on long-term futures. More recently social responses to climate change have become more muted. This narrative-based inquiry presents a description and examination of the experiences and research programs of three prominent climate experts – […]

Work in Progress Report on the Relevance of Rediscovering the Australian Bush Mechanic as a Credible Chiro-pedagogical Modality of Critical Futures Praxis

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Foresight Field Building, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Work in Progress Report on the Relevance of Rediscovering the Australian Bush Mechanic as a Credible Chiro-pedagogical Modality of Critical Futures Praxis

by Paul Wildman Introduction In the context of critical futures praxis (CFP) as outlined in Dick and Wildman (2011) and with the spotlight on sustainability, globally and nationally, now is a key time to report on the development of a re-new-ed approach to critical futures praxis or ‘futuring’. This approach explores the uniquely Australian futuring concept […]

Responding to the Millennium Project’s Energy Challenge: A Futurist’s Perspective

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Energy Futures, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation | Comments Off on Responding to the Millennium Project’s Energy Challenge: A Futurist’s Perspective

by Joshua Floyd ABSTRACT The Millennium Project poses the question “How can growing energy demand be met safely and efficiently?” From a perspective grounded in critical and epistemological futures inquiry, this subsumes three further questions: 1) what is the nature of our changing energy demand; 2) what might it mean to meet this ‘safely’; and 3) […]

International Affairs in the New Millennium: A Futures Perspective

March 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Narrative Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on International Affairs in the New Millennium: A Futures Perspective

by Sesh Velamoor Introduction “The planet has enough to meet every human’s needs but not for every human’s greed”. M. K. Gandhi. Mistaken and foolish notions about “saving” the planet have become the central focus of global efforts, whereas what is urgently needed is focus on humans “saving” themselves from extinction. The planet has been around […]

‘Cracks in the System’: Problematisation of the Future and the Growth of Anticipatory and Interventionist Practices

March 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Foresight Field Building, Futures Studies Theories | Comments Off on ‘Cracks in the System’: Problematisation of the Future and the Growth of Anticipatory and Interventionist Practices

by Stephen McGrail ABSTRACT This paper will outline and discuss the growth of anticipatory and interventionist practices in ‘niches’ where policy-as-usual is being modified. Four niches are described: initiating and achieving ‘sustainability transitions’; industry adaptation and transformation strategies; governing emerging technologies to enable responsible innovation; and experimentation with planning and policy-making approaches for more uncertain futures […]

Responding to the Global Megacrisis

December 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Global Foresight, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation | Comments Off on Responding to the Global Megacrisis

by Richard A. Slaughter Introduction In a pluralistic world there’s no single way to understand or describe the global megacrisis (GMC). That said, there are more and less productive ways of attempting to do so. Shopping lists of symptoms may be useful to the extent that they identify areas of concern and forewarn that various actions […]

An Invigorating Dialogue on Consciousness

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on An Invigorating Dialogue on Consciousness

by Vuokko Jarva Introduction There was an energetic dialogue on consciousness on the World Futures Studies Federation list from November 2010 until January 2011. More than thirty members participated, and the amount (number) of messages was close to 250. Many useful references were shared. I volunteered to compile a dialogue article, which is still in progress. […]

Situating “Microvita” within the Panoply of Disciplinary Jargon

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on Situating “Microvita” within the Panoply of Disciplinary Jargon

by Timothy Dolan Introduction Perhaps nothing inhibits the development of integrative science more than the multiple disciplinary dialects that inflict a kind of semantic babble upon scholarly discourse. There are several examples starting with the most basic unit of analysis in the social sciences; that being people. If one is an anthropologist they are a culture. […]

Situating "Microvita" within the Panoply of Disciplinary Jargon

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Comments Off on Situating "Microvita" within the Panoply of Disciplinary Jargon

by Timothy Dolan Introduction Perhaps nothing inhibits the development of integrative science more than the multiple disciplinary dialects that inflict a kind of semantic babble upon scholarly discourse. There are several examples starting with the most basic unit of analysis in the social sciences; that being people. If one is an anthropologist they are a culture. […]


Search

.

.

Categories

Journal of Futures Studies

Tamkang University, Tamsui Campus
Taipei, Taiwan 251
Tel: 886 2-2621-5656 ext. 3001
Fax: 886 2-2629-6440

ISSN 1027-6084