Yearly Archives: 2021

12 Futures Favourites

This is a list of favourite futures writers, researchers and doers who have influenced my thinking this year. I have called them ‘favourites’ because they represent my personal lens on futures rather than being ‘top’ on some sort of artificial list. I love compiling these each year as they become my holiday revision and refreshment for all stuff futures. Now to sit down and get them read again!

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What if Higher Education changed?

COVID has brought new opportunities in the education space. Recently I completed a chapter focused on the future of equity in higher education – I wondered what this would look like in a post-pandemic world. I quickly realised that, even with my futurist experience and diverse connections, I could not speak for all in the equity space.

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Reframing the Future

In complex uncertain times it is easy to focus on the negative, to be swept away by media hype and the polarising conversations of social media. Yet these times demand that we explore ways in which we can work together to reframe the future. Our use of language, the narratives in our heads and those we share shape us, our culture and the future we weave as the human race.

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Mapping your Digital Equity Ecosystem

This post is the third of a series on digital equity. It considers how we might use the model of digital equity created in the first of the digital equity series to identify what was happening in the digital ecosystem.

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A Systems Approach to Digital Equity

This second of three posts explores the deep equity space in more detail. Rather than a dominant narrative for digital equity it’s important to consider the different social and cultural perspectives. It requires us to work urgently while at the same time take a systems approach to digital equity.

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The Ecosystem of Digital Equity

This post seeks to explore the Aotearoa New Zealand context and identifies critical interactions that might make initiatives towards digital equity more successful. This work is urgent and important…and complex.

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