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July 2, 2007

From Blog to Broadsheet

Two of our writers here at Futuristics have had opinion pieces published recently in Victoria's Age newspaper. Josh Floyd today draws an adroit and principle based line to argue for a social morality foundation to developing Australia's carbon trading system, while Stephen McGrail (following up January, February and April opinion pieces) leveraged comments made by Dalai Lama in his recent visit to explore the implications of 'enlightened self-interest' for business strategies appropriate to the 21st Century.

Both articles are worth noting for the progressive yet pragmatic approach they take to address the complexity of responding to humanity's sustainability challenge. From my vantage point, albeit a biased one for several reasons, it's great to see the fruits of Swinburne's strategic foresight program beginning to be more publicly displayed. Whether it’s the course or the people it attracts, or a combination of both, there's hope in them there hills;)

January 26, 2007

First Post: Project Provisional Aims

This project emerged in January 2007 after discussions at the AusForesight 2006 conference about practitioner standards and communication/media strategies. Its provisional aims are to:

• Provide information on Futures Studies & Strategic Foresight for a pragmatic audience in a salon-type format similar to John Brockman's Edge and the popular blog/zine BoingBoing.

• Document how a Strategic Foresight community of practice (initially comprised of alumnus from Swinburne University's MSSF program) engages in researcher and practitioner work, and to capture their expertise.

• Explore how interviews that use dialogue---such as the practices developed by MIT's Society for Organisational Learning and philosopher of science Paul Feyerabend---can reveal the breadth-depth, integral, meta-disciplinary and different epistemologies/ontologies of Futures Studies & Strategic Foresight.

• Experiment with Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs and podcasts to communicate Futures Studies & Strategic Foresight to a diverse global audience.

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