Emerging fields to review in 2013

One final observation for 2012: lots of future-oriented and futures-related research fields have progressed significantly over the past few years. These ought to be examined by futures practitioners (and will be part of my PhD research). Here’s a couple to watch: 1) Sociology of Expectations The Sociology of Expectations (SoE) has primarily developed in the … [Read more…]

PhD intentions and motivations

The past few days I’ve been reading Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the Future (Pilkey & Pilkey-Jarvis, 2007), and scanning Gareth Priday‘s Master’s thesis which reviews the recent growth in neuropsychology (along with other areas of psychological research) relevant to ‘mental time travel’ and explores what the implications for foresight might be. In … [Read more…]

PhD Application: Institute for Sustainable Futures

I’ve recently applied to do a PhD in ‘Sustainable Futures’ at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (which is located at University of Technology Sydney). I’ll find out soon if I’m successful, including – I hope – in securing a scholarship so I can do the PhD full-time. Proposed topic: “Understanding, using, and influencing the future: … [Read more…]