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A Thousand Futures: A Search for Scenario Space

Cramer, Kathryn (2020) A Thousand Futures: A Search for Scenario Space. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Cramer, Kathryn
Abstract:

Although both science fiction and professional foresight work both are engaged with what the future might look like, they operate mostly independently from one another. A literature search reveals the characteristics of written science fiction and foresight, seeking ways these practices could be successfully combined. Concepts are explored through the example of agriculture and agricultural technology as well as technologies for constructing narrative semantics. Approaches are outlined for generating foresight scenarios and for creating a semantic tagging system for generating a semantic space for scenarios using intellectual technologies from science fiction.

Date: 4 September 2020
Additional Information: Copyright © 2020 by Kathryn Cramer.
Uncontrolled Keywords: agriculture, agroecology, animals, apples, bibliography, books, category theory, climate change, chickens, computational narrative, computational thinking, design fiction, dystopia, farming, fiction, folktales, foresight, foxes, futures, genre, history, landscape, language, metaphor, motifs, nationalism, ontology, orchardry, organic farming, pattern language, patents, pigs, publishing, retrofuturism, rewilding, scenarios, science fiction, semantics, speculative design, speculative fiction, tagging, technology, transrealism, utopia, wolves, workshops, writing
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 16:41
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 16:41
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3118

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