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Upcoming workshop: The role of ICT in transforming society through engaged communities

July 20, 2015

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I’m very happy that this workshop will be held at ICT4S in September (see more info here) On the basis that sustainability problems are not amenable to single-point interventions (because they are both wicked and numerous), we need a step-change in how we approach ICT4S.  Rather than trying for separate interventions for every aspect, or for […]

Mix and match: ICT and future scenarios

April 27, 2009

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Sometimes the best things happen by accident.   In yesterday’s post I explored  Forum for the Future’s  Acting now for a positive 2018, preparing for radical change (report pdf). They present four scenarios of what the world might look like in ten years’ time with ICT getting a special consideration in each scenario.    I meant to […]

Nice scenarios to follow NICE decade

April 27, 2009

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  Forum for the Future has done it again with an extremely interesting Acting now for a positive 2018, preparing for radical change  (report pdf).   They present four scenarios of what the world might look like in ten years’ time.   ICT gets a special consideration in each scenario. First though, they recap the last ten […]

Point-source recycling SEEDs questions

December 18, 2008

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There’s a 3D printer in the product development centre at work.   I think it’s fantastic.   I just love the thought experiment of how things will change when 3D printing becomes ubiquitous.    What will be the impact of us being able to fabricate parts on every desktop?     A different device has had […]

Vibrant PostCarbon role for ICT

April 7, 2008

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Over on empyre, there’s a month of discussion about sustainability and new media: “wired sustainability“. Henry Warwick posted this sketch of a paper he’s working on. I think it extreme and I disagree with most of it, but it’s had me thinking all weekend, so I’ve copied it here if just to anchor one end […]