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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 […]

Computing central to Krupp’s greatest race of all time

March 21, 2008

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I happened on Fred Krupp giving a talk from his new book: Earth the Sequel (my mpg at from archive.org) at Powells this week (I was in Portland, now back in Dunedin). He takes a good news approach to sustainability – not good that climate change is happening – rather the opportunity presented. He says […]

Green in top ten predictions

February 16, 2008

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This week Computerworld is reporting on “Gartner’s top ten picks for 2008 and beyond“. This is the international list (first is a growth in Apple, second is the growth in internet centric devices, third is the integration of elements of open source into commercial software, etc).  More than half the list can be considered to […]