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Title Futures / edited by Jenny Andersson and Sandra Kemp
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford twenty-first century approaches to literature
Oxford twenty-first century approaches to literature.
Contents The Future Boardgame: Prediction as Power over Time / Jenny Andersson -- Creativity and the Ontology of Not-yet Being / Johan Siebers -- "Nineteen Eighty-Four" in the British Telecom System: Computers, Science Fiction and Thatcherism in British Telecom / Jacob Ward -- Universities, Futures, and Temporal Ambiguity / Keri Facer, Ian Wei -- Apocalyptic, World-Repair, Divination: Persistent Modes of Future-knowing and their Continuing Relevance / Linda Woodhead -- Climate Change, Apocalypse and the Future of Salvation / John R. Hall, Zeke Baker -- Future Weather: Imagining and Articulating Uncertainty / Georgina Endfield -- Wakanda Phambili! African Science Fiction for Reimagining the Anthropocene / Laura Pereira, Busiso Moyo, Charne Lavery, Nadia Sitas, Rike Sitas, Odirilwe Selomane, Christopher Trisos -- The Scarcity of Social Futures in the Digital Era / Arjun Appadurai -- Future and Prophecies in the World Vision of The Islamic State Organization: Between Offensive Millenarianism and Precipitated Eschatologism / Mohamed-Ali Adraoui -- Post-Human Design: The Crafted Human Body and the Exoself / Anders Sandberg -- Preservation as Future Assembling Practices / Rodney Harrison -- From Boundless Expansion to Existential Threat: Transhumanists and Posthuman Imaginaries / Apolline Taillandier -- Myths of the Future: Olaf Stapledon's "Last and First Men" / John Holmes -- Concepts of Future Generations: Four Contemporary Examples / Julia Nordblad -- Discounting the Future: A Political Technology / Liliana Doganova -- Beyond Computation: Scenario Planning and the Spiritual Art of Multiple Futures / John Williams -- The Cybernetic Prediction: Orchestrating the Future / Eglė Rindzevičiūtė; -- Making an Almanac; Producing Predictions between Data Science and Astrology / David Benqué -- Life as Algorithm / S. M. Amadae -- The Birth of Nuclear Eternity / Benoît Pelopidas -- Future by Design: Seductive Technologies of Anticipation within the Future Industry / Christina Garsten, Adrienne Sörbom -- A Space for Time: Museums as Futures Imaginaries / Sandra Kemp -- The Global Futures Lab: A Search for Hyper-contextualized Futures / Paolo Cardini -- Introduction / Sandra Kemp, Jenny Andersson -- Voices Prophesying Everything: Tracing Futures in Twentieth-Century Periodicals / Mat Paskins -- Ignorance Is Bliss: The Pluralization of the Future as a Challenge to Contemporary History / Rüdiger Graf -- Italian Futurism and the Explosive 'Now' / Laura Wittman -- Futures Honed / Barbara Adam -- Futures Studies: An Evolving Radical Epistemology / Jennifer Gidley -- Future as an Horizon of Expectations / Paolo Jedlowski, Vincenza Pellegrino
Summary This co-edited collection of essays examines the increasing centrality of futures and futures-thinking in all disciplines. It provides theoretical perspectives on constructions of futurity, across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, opening up multidisciplinary conversations between them. Bringing together emerging perspectives on the future from diverse disciplinary perspectives including critical theory, design, anthropology, sociology, politics, and history, the book examines the ways in which the future can be an object of empirical study, a subject for theorization, and an orientation for practice in the real world. The book examines historical and contemporary forms of futures knowledge, the methodologies and technologies of futures expertise, and the role played by different institutions in legitimizing, deploying, and controlling anticipatory practices
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital cover (viewed on April 09, 2021)
Subject Forecasting -- Study and teaching.
Future, The.
Forecasting -- Study and teaching.
Future, The.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Andersson, Jenny, 1974- editor.
Kemp, Sandra, editor.
ISBN 9780191898358