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Art Futures Thinking Journey

From Novice to Expert (?)

I often wonder, especially when starting something seemingly new, or struggling with something that feels familiar – what does it take to achieve expertise, real intuitive comfort with a thing. I found this article https://www.nateliason.com/blog/become-expert-dreyfus from Nat Eliason, which is kind of interesting and in a way, kind of comforting. The expertise I’m seeking will […]

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Signals from the future

Signals from the future: for the Week of August 20, 2019

BBC – Future – How the views of a few can determine a country‚Äôs fate Do you get the feeling that political debate is increasingly polarised? Certainly in the country where I live, the UK, politics appears to be at an impasse. But what if polarisation is entirely to be expected? And what if it […]

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Case Study Exponential Thinking

SFTF: Singularity 2: Practicing Exponential Foresight; getting started

I’m currently taking the 2nd Singularity University class. It builds on the first, which is great. I’m going to share some of what we’re doing with you all here. This should also help me remember what we did. The goal is to do some foresight on a Global Grand Challenge. First: choose a Global Grand […]

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Case Study

Case Study: Hawk Festivals

Originally published 20 Jan 2019. Early in September, I did a little research on the potential challenges facing the HMANA group (Hawk Migration Association of North America) and the Detroit River Hawkfest.The Hawkfest is held every September at Lake Erie Metropark. The festival is an attempt to improve the education and awareness of the birds of […]

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APF Emerging Fellows 2019

Preparing: ………………………… 2019 Emerging Fellows Program

I’m super happy to announce that I’ll be part of the Association for Professional Futurists’ 2019 Emerging Fellows program. The program is designed for relatively new futurists to work on a selected topic over the course of a year producing monthly web posts. Another benefit besides developing our critical thinking skills is visibility from the […]

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Exponential Thinking

Foundations in Exponential Thinking (2): Law of Accelerating Returns

Back to Singularity University’s Foundation of Exponential Thinking (Class 1) Module 1 was a good experience looking at who I am as a futurist; and some of what I hope to achieve. Sharing more from the activities here: From the introduction in the essay Kurzweil’s Law of Accelerating Returns The Law of Accelerating Returns describes […]

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Exponential Thinking

The Exponential Foundations Series: #1 – Foundations in Expo Thinking… the beginning begins

It’s been a little while since my last post. Sorry ’bout that. I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to share via this blog. And now that I’m transitioning into non-Ford specific life; I can share much more freely. Recently, I started an ecourse with Singularity University. It’s one of a 3-part series: […]