Journal of Futures Studies

Research in Progress

Scenarios for Australia in 2050: A Synthesis and Proposed Survey

March 14th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Research in Progress, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Scenarios for Australia in 2050: A Synthesis and Proposed Survey

by Robert Costanza, Ida Kubiszewski, Steve Cork, Paul W. B. Atkins, Alexandra Bean, Alexis Diamond,  Nicola Grigg, Emily Korb, Jasmin Logg-Scarvell, Rajkumari Navis & Kimberley Patrick Abstract We reviewed a broad range of scenarios of the future developed for Australia and globally and developed a synthesis for Australia. Our four synthesis scenarios were structured around two axes: (1) individual vs. community orientation and (2) whether biophysical […]

Introduction II

October 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Research in Progress | Leave A Comment »

by Aubrey Yee Introduction When Seongwon Park approached me last Spring with the idea for a student led Futures Studies conference, I was all for it. We realized that nothing like this had been done before, at least by Futures’ students, and we both saw the great potential of bringing together young futurists to network and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Occlusive Reality

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Research in Progress, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Occlusive Reality

by Aaron Rosa Introduction As Augmented Reality (AR) tentatively moves from obscurity to ubiquity, we find ourselves constantly enticed by the purported capabilities and glossy demonstration videos of this technology. While major corporate players seek to establish unique identities in this emerging information space, their design fictions focus on a product’s ability to improve everyday activities. […]

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

Emerging Issues Leading Korea into a Dream Society

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Research in Progress | Comments Off on Emerging Issues Leading Korea into a Dream Society

by Bumchul Shin Introduction What emerging issues can and might lead Korea into a dream society based on its preferred future? This study started from this question, which was followed by other inquiries for finding a preferred future for Korea. How is the situation in Korea now? What are the major driving forces shaping current trends? […]

“Generation Screwed” – Are US youths opting or being forced out of society?

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Research in Progress, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Technology Futures | Comments Off on “Generation Screwed” – Are US youths opting or being forced out of society?

by Janet Faulkner Introduction In the future, it is plausible that the creative class will continue to surge with economic dominance while driving demand and fueling financial support in the creation of smart cities. During this technological advancement, what are the plausible futures for the growing group of young citizens labeled NEET (Lee, 2011) (not in […]

The Great Rebirth: The Future of Capitalism, Economy, and Exchange

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Corporate and Managerial Foresight, Research in Progress | Comments Off on The Great Rebirth: The Future of Capitalism, Economy, and Exchange

by Christopher Manfredi Introduction The world is still reeling from the shock of almost complete global financial collapse in 2008. Through the worried looks and furrowed brows, sprinklings of new forms of capitalism have emerged from this great financial collapse t h a t has signaled not capitalisms end but its rebirth.This rebirth flourishes in different […]


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