The blog is making some big changes in 2019:
- We have a new resident blogger, Matthew Spaniol of Aarhus University in Denmark; he’s a specialist in futures studies at a school of management. He writes about scenario planning, reports from conferences about futures and the future, and also has helped to kick-off a new section in the blog about Teaching Futures Studies.
- Our long-time blogger Stef Fishel is heading to Australia for a new post and is planning to rekindle her central role in the blog by, in concert with Matthew and I, creating a new 3:1 series, based on our past 3:1 series and the 3:1 concept, for the year devoted to “The Future of [Fill-in the blank],” wherein we will discuss various topics of relevance through the lens of the future. She takes the STS lens with her to the world of international studies and international relations, among other places, and has contributed to great discussions on “planetary politics,” has a great book “The Microbial State” (a few free pages here), and has discussed a number of issues including a personal favorite invoking “the cabinet of curiosities” to IR and STS.
- I, Nicholas Rowland, for my part, will continue to host the blog, invite our guests to join us on the blog and especially for future 3:1 post-sets, curate our reading list, and, of course, keep writing with Matthew on scenario planning and the future from an STS perspective (e.g., continue our work on planning paradoxes, the ontology of the future, and any other way we can use STS to study Futures Studies).
Cheers and Happy New Year!
* image from: http://www.walkwithgod.org/where-am-i-going/