2015/10/07

Positive Platforms for a Workable Future




This week our Workable Futures Initiative hosted leading-edge thinkers from Workable Futures Initiativepolicy, platforms, social innovation, worker advocacy, philanthropy, venture capital, and academia to discuss the transformation of work and prototype possible solutions. David Rolf, SEIU 775 President and longtime worker advocate, keynoted the event. Follow the conversation at #workablefutures to see how you can be an architect of the future! More »


IFTF News from the Future | October 2015
This week our Workable Futures Initiative hosted leading-edge thinkers from Workable Futures Initiativepolicy, platforms, social innovation, worker advocacy, philanthropy, venture capital, and academia to discuss the transformation of work and prototype possible solutions. David Rolf, SEIU 775 President and longtime worker advocate, keynoted the event. Follow the conversation at #workablefutures to see how you can be an architect of the future! More »
Wearable. Implantable. Outrageously connected. In the next decade, devices creating a new ecosystem of personal technology—Body Area Networks—will transform our lives. As we begin placing computing power in, on, and around the body, it will transform how we work, connect, and experience fun, and even shape our own sense of identity. Join our Technology Horizons program on October 21-22 for a view into this future. More »
The landscape of food innovation is changing. Technology innovators turning toward food are encountering social forces like never before. Food Futures LabChefs and farmers are moving beyond kitchens and fields into labs and political arenas. Eaters are demanding food that tastes good and also cultivates healthy bodies and a resilient planet. Our current paradigms for thinking about the future of food no longer capture the dynamics of how change happens. On November 19, our Food Futures Lab will share its new framework for mapping food innovation and the ingredients for change.
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Learn the tools of foresight with IFTF's Foresight Studio
   
Foresight Practitioners Workshop
FORESIGHT PRACTITIONERS WORKSHOP | DEC 9-11
Join a cross-industry network of foresight champions
   
Join us at an upcoming IFTF event — open to the public!
  Join New York Times bestselling author and game developer Jane McGonigal for an introduction to her new book, SuperBetter. Jane will explore what we can learn and gain by applying a gameful mindset to the toughest challenges we face. More »
 
 
Scenarios talk with Jamais Cascio
SCENARIOS TALK WITH JAMAIS CASCIO | OCT 21
IFTF Distinguished Fellow and futurist Jamais Cascio will share three scenarios set a generation ahead to highlight different possibilities for how we will use body area networks when they are a mature—and invisible—part of our lives. More »
 
 
Second Curve Internet with Rick Whit
SECOND CURVE INTERNET WITH RICK WHITT | NOV 11
Explore the critical elements necessary to reinvent the Internet with Google Inc.'s Corporate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Rick Whitt, in the next event in our Second Curve Internet speaker series. More »
 
What will we wear when rising sea levels, increased temperatures, superstorms, drought, and polar vortexes become the new normal? Visit The Apocalypse Project: House of Futuresexhibition by IFTF Artist in Residence Catherine Young—open now through April 15, 2016 at our Future Gallery—to imagine environmental futures through the lens of high fashion. Want to get involved? Join the Apocalypse Squad to bring this work to more audiences. More »