Running list of Futures resources

This is a repository of my learnings on current work being done about the world of speculative fiction, critical design and more. Feel free to comment more resources you think can be helpful to those looking to learn more about futures thinking!

Introduction

Futures studies | Wikiwand

The Namesake: Futures; futures studies; futurology; futuristic; foresight — What’s in a name? by Ziauddin Sardar

Design Fiction: A short essay on design, science, fact and fiction. by Julian Bleecker

Future-Oriented Design

Design fiction | Wikiwand

Online communities to join

link to join “speculative futures” international slack:

https://join.slack.com/t/speculativefutures/shared_invite/zt-iiyevbz5-FrZstNAAULH10kETfIbWOQ

link to join discord for speculative india:

https://discord.gg/uaAN6gX

link to join “Designers group for Good”

https://join.slack.com/t/designersgroupforgood/shared_invite/zt-ebumtf5h-7R2emzqg_Mmj~fMG0MM07g

Academia, Blogs, Articles + notes, resources

Discursive design

The cones of future

Speculative.hr

Speculativeedu.eu

Journal of future studies

https://interakcije.net

https://linktr.ee/futureresources |

Future Resources

People/ Thought leaders

Julian Bleecker (USA)

Anab Jain(UK)

List of the world’s top female futurists (Update #4) — Ross Dawson

Futurists | Futurist Resources | Futurist Methodologies and Articles

Awesome spreadsheet compilations of resources:

Newsletters to subscribe to

By Julian Bleecker from the Near Future Laboratory: https://buttondown.email/designfiction

Trend alerts:

https://www.quantumrun.com/

For Case studies

https://speculativeedu.eu/case-study-equine-eyes/

Futures Podcasts

Some futures podcasts:

z/topia ( https://ztopia.show/)

z\topia is a video podcast that invites designers and artists to muse, speculate and poke at articles and projects they’ve found on the internet. We invite you to see through the eyes and minds of some of the planet’s most creative thinkers as we debate, philosophize and stir up absurd ideas and speculations about the world around us and the future ahead.
Hosted by Phil Balagtas of the Design Futures Initiative

The Full-time Dreamer Project:

https://open.spotify.com/show/4Pe9G43vWizO8bhCvzbljC?si=zBfpvzE4S16ZsULPyoxEPw

The Wicked Opportunities Podcast:

https://open.spotify.com/show/5hfFdXnqPRPAAEiQyzvWmm?si=YcO4N308TO6VY2Xqi21t-w

Future pod:

https://open.spotify.com/show/3LgmAA59TAuxQSCdKyxW16

Afrofuturist podcast:

http://www.theafrofuturistpodcast.com/pages/episode1.html

I started one too called “The Future Fiction Podcast”: https://open.spotify.com/show/1rpLjR9YkAp99CeOJo6bz2

Videos of Talks/presentations/event/webinar/discussions

Youtube talks/presentations

Near Future Laboratory

Future studies

Slides

https://www.slideshare.net/AndrewDo/speculative-futures-11122019-strategic-foresight-101

People/groups/studios

“Lots of different mutations occurring in this field right now”- Anthony dunne

Superflux

Dunne and Raby

Dunne and Raby| Designed realities lab

http://www.di12.rca.ac.uk/

http://www.di12.rca.ac.uk/

James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau

Design Fiction| MIT Media Lab | Archived projects

Near Future Laboratory

Takram London

[Policy lab| UK government](https://www.notion.so/Policy-lab-UK-government-bee19c5ab75f49f4bc7c7a93861f3d4f)

Strange Telemetry | London

Next Nature Network

[Extrapolation factory](https://www.notion.so/Extrapolation-factory-7e7b885fce1947bc920ff522a8809bfe)

Speculative everything by Dunne and Raby

Discursive design by Bruce and Stephanie

Magazine/Blogs

Core 77 | Discursive Design

https://www.core77.com/discursive-design

Awards

Competitions+events+call for participation

Futuring Peace — Design Futures Initiative

Futures Festival 2020 Conference

https://twitter.com/Leah_Zaidi/status/1326170846256304128?s=20

https://reclaimfutures.org/ ReclaimFutures is a technology and culture conference around the broad subjects of post-capitalist desire, utopian exploration, ecology and alternative computing.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/resilience2032/resilience2032

Slides of presentations

23rd march 2019 a brief introduction to design fiction

Slideshare slides on design fiction, speculative fiction, critical design, etc https://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow?lang=en&page=1&q=design+fiction&qid=301bf616-15af-4062-ad3e-f4c936233dbb&searchfrom=header&sort=relevance

Interesting ideas to explore later?

speculative sprint story collection;

speculative collective subscription

https://cheapbotsdonequick.com/

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