Journal of Futures Studies

Media, Communications and Foresight

#HackFutures: Futurist as Hacker

October 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Media, Communications and Foresight | Comments Off on #HackFutures: Futurist as Hacker

Abstract We live in strange times. We all know it. Some of us celebrate and play with the sense of vertigo being experienced whilst others tremble and attempt to limit the turbulence through various kinds of self-absorption. This contested space is very much alive and creative. Those choosing to play in this space are consciously […]

Futures Journalism A Strategy to Shift Our Focus from Current Affairs to Long-Term Solutions

March 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Media, Communications and Foresight | Comments Off on Futures Journalism A Strategy to Shift Our Focus from Current Affairs to Long-Term Solutions

By Anna Simpson Journalists have traditionally reported current affairs – or the very recent past – with the purpose of keeping their audience up to date. Yesterday’s news was quickly considered waste in a rapid consumption model typical of an industry nurtured by advertising. View PDF

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 […]

Jan Lee Martin Award

June 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Jan Lee Martin Award Winners, Media, Communications and Foresight | Leave A Comment »

The Journal of Futures Studies offers the Jan Lee Martin Award. Two awards is given annually for the best article and essay that most effectively communicates the future (emerging issues, scenarios, visions, for example) and futures studies. The award honors Jan Lee Martin and her desire for futures studies to more effectively communicate visions, warnings […]

Tales of Our Tomorrows: Transmedia Storytelling and Communicating About the Future

April 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Media, Communications and Foresight, Media, Communications and Foresight, Narrative Foresight | Leave A Comment »

by Peter von Stackelberg & Ruth Eira Jones ABSTRACT Foresight professionals and the futures field as a whole faces a series of challenges in communicating about the future. Simply presenting data and having a “rational” discussion is not enough to shape perceptions about the future and move people to action. The rapid evolution of digital media technology […]

Scenario Analyses of the Futures of Journalism Profession*

December 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Media, Communications and Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Technology Futures | Leave A Comment »

by Jari Kaivo-oja ABSTRACT The futures of journalism as a profession are analysed from various theoretical perspectives. The first scenario analysis focuses on the tools and methods of journalism and on the substance of journalism. In the second scenario analysis, the driving role of digital ICT technology and learning processes of journalists are analysed in relation […]

Communicating Power: Technological Innovation and Social Change in the Past, Present, and Futures

June 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Media, Communications and Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Communicating Power: Technological Innovation and Social Change in the Past, Present, and Futures

by Jim Dator, John A. Sweeney, Aubrey Yee & Aaron Rosa Introduction This is the final report for a research prospectus submitted in May 2011 by Jim Dator,  John A. Sweeney, and Aubrey Yee in response to a call for proposals on “Technology,  Innovation, and Society” (hereafter TIS) from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for  Graduate Research at […]

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


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