Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Talk: University of Hawaii’s Emerging Futures & Futurists Symposium

Zhan Li, Scenario Lab researcher (and the Research Manager until Fall 2012), was honored to be invited to give a talk on sensemaking, transmedia, foresight, and futures at a symposium held at the famed Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies (also known as “the Manoa School”; the center has long been led by Jim Dator, a giant in the futures field) at the University of Hawaii’s Department of Political Science. The Nov. 30 event was also sponsored by the Association of Professional Futurists (link includes event agenda). Zhan was asked not only to explain is current research at USC but also especially to address how the aesthetics (a new area for him! but one which was led to a fruitful new lines on enquiry) dimensions of new media technologies should be approached by the professional foresight and futures field as it adapts to new media innovation. Zhan thanks the very generous help of the organizers at U. Hawaii in bringing him to their beautiful state, and was also excited to learn a lot from the gathered futurists. A video of the afternoon session which Zhan’s talk was part of can be found here.

Posted by Zhan Li on 12/05 at 04:51 PM
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