The world is in an acute crisis. All the citizens on this planet are now fighting against coronavirus and no one can foresee when and how the disaster comes to the end. Yet, a large number of civic tech communities have collected data on their own and launched new websites and apps to map and… Continue reading The crown and citizens
Who’s sure about technologies and futures?
We know we are ambiguous. So often we change our minds, forget what we said, and don’t walk the talk. Even worse, we sit on the fence, put things on others, and leave them in limbo. We should’ve known that our rationality is limited since before Herbert Simon. Yet, few have doubted thus far that… Continue reading Who’s sure about technologies and futures?
We have never been in movies
Hypothetical scenarios of a scientist in a movie are now in vogue on Twitter, many of which entertain us but highlight how stereotypically and erroneously screenwriters portray physicians and scientists in the media (Neill 2019). Although these portrayals appear still major in Hollywood and others, Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S) in the US and Centrum Media & Gezondheid in… Continue reading We have never been in movies
Designing futures and publics
World Expo 2025 is to be hosted by Osaka again. A good news? Well, rather amazing to see how the government and industry is plainly dreaming to resurrect the industrial age dinosaur for the 21th Century. It’s true that this old modern idea was warmly welcomed by the Japanese society in 1970, when Osaka hosted… Continue reading Designing futures and publics