Journal of Futures Studies

Utopias

Olaf Stapledon: Personal Reflections on Cosmic Inspiration from a Pioneering Visionary

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Psychology, Consciousness and the Future, Social Movements and Visions, Utopias | Comments Off on Olaf Stapledon: Personal Reflections on Cosmic Inspiration from a Pioneering Visionary

by Oliver Markley Introduction When I heard of the plans for a special issue of the Journal of Futures Studies on the interplay between science fiction and futures work, I immediately knew that I wanted to contribute an essay about Olaf Stapledon—why his writing is of such relevance to what I will describe as the central evolutionary challenge of […]

Imagining the Impossible: The Shifting Role of Utopian Thought in Civic Planning, Science Fiction, and Futures Studies

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Social Movements and Visions, Urban Futures and City Foresight, Utopias | Comments Off on Imagining the Impossible: The Shifting Role of Utopian Thought in Civic Planning, Science Fiction, and Futures Studies

by Paul Graham Raven Introduction Histories of futurism and/or futures studies tend to see the discipline as having its roots in the “operations research” paradigm of the mid-20th Century, which in turn emerged from what eventually became the RAND Corporation (for an exemplar see e.g. Bell, 1996). To construct futurism in such a manner is to ignore many other […]


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