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Connecting the Dots…Out of Order.

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The Institute for the Future’s (IFTF) 2010 Map of the Decade is part of their annual Ten-Year Forecast which uses foresight and scenario planning to help organizations navigate change. Entitled “The Future is a High-Resolution Game”, the research materials demonstrate Read more ›

Wittgenstein on Games

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Ludwig Wittgenstein was a Viennese philosopher intent on language, its meaning, and its interactions with the physical environment– or more precisely, the public space of use. His writings have influenced education, mathematics, art, and others for their critical approach to language, Read more ›

Envirocasting: Adapting Global Weather Information for Local Risk Assessment

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It’s not often that unfunded proposals make their way into disinfecting daylight. Sometimes you try again, and sometimes you just let them waste away among the dusty electrons of your hard drive. I don’t know which category this one falls Read more ›

Transactional Arts & the Coefficient of Art (Ï•)

This find (thanks Dharmang) describes a history and accounting of the Transactional Arts–which is art, where a transaction is explicitly part of the work. Daniela Plewe’s discussion brings me back to some thoughts and notes I made about Marcel Duchamp’s Read more ›

Public Engagement, Art, and Narration of Science & Technology Development

This was a post that I initially wrote for the ‘Telling Stories’ discussion group that is made up of recipients of the Wellcome Trust’s International Engagement Award.  The group practices public engagement with public health and science from a variety Read more ›