Futures Action Model Interactive Game

In Feb 2016 Gareth Priday and Jose Ramos were working on a project together and thought, wouldn’t it be great to have a live interactive game for the Futures Action Model (FAM) that we could use in their facilitation work? So they took and long walk and each of them came up with a version …

Futurescaper for the Pax Pacifica

A few months ago I was contacted by Giorgos Georgopoulos from the Futurescaper team about the Pax Pacifica research proposal. Futurescaper is a crowd based peer to peer foresight platform, a significant social and technical innovation and advance in the futures studies field. In its own words: Futurescaper builds upon decades of research about how people …

Vision Mapping Using Causal Layered Analysis

Vision Mapping is the conjunction of foresight and visioning techniques with online geo-spatial mapping technologies (such as Open Street Maps). This event is an experimental workshop where we are going to use the cultural exploration and reframing method Causal Layered Analysis, developed by Prof. Sohail Inayatullah, leveraging an open and editable visual artefact, map of Footscray or …

Vision Mapping – Design Update

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been given the opportunity by my good friend Darren Sharp (Social Surplus) to develop and apply the vision mapping method as part of the City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne 2026 process. Over the last couple of years Darren ran various map jams for the city of Yarra and Melbourne and I initiated the Maribyrnong Maker …

Reinventing Democracy

reinventingdemocracy.org  is a website dedicated to documenting and compiling experiments and experiences in the reinvention of politics. While theories of politics and democracy have value, and commentary on the political problems we face is also important, this website seeks to be a platform for documenting the solutions, innovations, inventions and experiments that are happening across the …

Democracy Commons Project

The Democracy Commons Project (DCP) is a platform to publish resources, articles, videos, collaborative networks, to act as a catalyst in stimulating the social innovation of new democratic forms and projects. We live in a time where a new generation of political activist call for participatory democracy, and where a new generation of technologies potentiate …

Crowdsourcing the Pax Pacifica: A new story for cross strait relations

  Overview: This project proposes a crowd-sourced foresight approach to develop a set of scenarios that addresses conflict dynamics and resolution within China-USA-Taiwan/Republic of China (ROC) cross-strait relations. The method will engage participants in generating content for a Pax Pacifica vision and story-world, in which conflict dynamics have been transcended and a win-win solution created. …

Visioning using online mapping technology

Intent This proposal anticipates the creative combination of emerging online mapping technology with strategic foresight methods such as visioning, into a powerful hybrid approach. Context A new generation of online and editable maps increasingly gives people from all walks of life the ability to develop custom maps for their regions, towns or local areas. Online …

Commons Game – Initial Design Features

Ever have an idea that will simply not go away … it is stuck in your head and it won’t leave until you actually get it out? well, this is one of those ideas: The Commons Game. I wrote about the idea for a Commons Game about a year ago, let it go, but now it is …