On Thursday, I will be talking about the role of art in foresight at the Arts without borders conference in Helsinki. Here is the summary of my presentation, which is based on the experiences from numerous foresight project I and my colleagues Jouko Myllyoja and Minna Halonen have facilitated. Foresight in general is an approach […]Read more "Disciplined drifting and the art of foresight"
No really, how, in today’s world? This is the question I am faced with over and over again when reading news about Brexit, Erdogan, Trump, etc. While they are attention-grabbing phenomena in their own right, what interests me more is the bigger picture behind them. There is an undercurrent of major transitions sweeping through western […]Read more "How to do foresight?"
In a seminar about regional foresight a a few months ago there was a call to break away from a “foresight bubble”. This meant being more aware of the implicit assumptions we foresight experts tend to make, which may not be that clear to others. The latest hype is old news in foresight community, which always tries to […]Read more "Cowardice of foresight"
If teaching foresight and futures thinking would be done through a musical, which songs would it include? What songs are there that either describe an image of a future or illustrate some key thought in futures thinking? Here’s my suggestion. In the year 2525, if man is still alive For an opening song and an […]Read more "Singing the future"
This post is based on the Lectio Praecursoria I gave at the public examination of my dissertation 22.1.2016. People have been fascinated about future since the dawn of civilisation. In a hope to know what will happen, people have turned to different fortune tellers or oracles, who have claimed to know the future, but have […]Read more "Knowledge creation in foresight"
Terminator Genisys might at first glance not be the most profound movie ever made. The plot logic is a leap into the absurd (although to the familiar Hollywood absurd), the characters are shallow and the amount of explosions and big guns is overwhelming. In other words a typical and enjoyable “switch off your brains and […]Read more "5 things I learned from Terminator Genisys"