What kind of world do we want for our young generations?

How can we help them build it?


“With every future we wish to create, we must first learn to imagine it.”

Chen Qiufan


In Imaginize.World, we talk with forward thinkers, social activists, scifi visionaries, and pioneering organizations

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Shaping our Reality with Chen Qiufan

A globally recognized leading Chinese scifi visionary, futurist and humanist, prize-winning Chen Qiufan (aka Stanley Chan), is the author of Waste Tide, 2013, published in English in 2019. He co-authored AI 2041: Ten Visions for our Future.

After World with Debbie Urbanski

Author of After World. Among her many short works: “The Cave” and the masterful “An Incomplete Timeline of What We Tried”. Debbie’s stories and essays have been published widely, often shortlisted, in many places.

Sugata Mitra and the End of Knowing

Creator of the Hole in the Wall experiment, and SOLE : Self-Organized-Learning Environments. Winner of the TED million-dollar prize to “help me build schools in the cloud where children can explore and learn on their own”. He believes we are educating our children for our pasts, not for their futures.

Will future technology have our back? with Thomas Vander Wal

How will the future differ at the intersection of business, technology, and design? Will the physical and digital worlds collide, one weakening the other? How will technology hinder or help sustainability? How does the future look?

Joachim Stroh and DAOs

Joachim is a leader in the DAO movement (decentralise autonomous organization) whose purpose is to have positive impact at scale on current social and environmental issues in the world. How? By bridging the gap from conventional economic systems to the realm of regenerative business. DAOs are new operating systems in a world where traditional systems are no longer effective.

Immersive Technology with Mark Gröb of UPS

In charge of Immersive Tech for UPS where he explored, built XR (extended reality) practice including numerous patents. Mark

The AI Dilemma with Art Kleiner

Art Kleiner, author of The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management first published in 1996.  His new book: The AI Dilemma: 7 Principles for Responsible Technology co-authored with Juliette Powell.

Humanity Has No Borders with Robin Vincent-Smith

Robin Vincent-Smith is head of the Change and Knowledge Management Program at Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).  We talk about the challenges of climate change, and of working in conflict zone. We discuss future-oriented education opportunities for young people.

Wikimedia, essential infrastructure for open knowledge with Florence Devouard

Florence Devouard was the second Chairperson following founder Jimmy Wales. The 2030 mission is to become the essential infrastructure for open knowledge. The challenges: finances, media preferences for audio and video, chatGPT vs the Wikipedia, Russia, closed internet systems in some countries, climate change and more.

Unanticipating our Children’s Futures with David Weinberger

From the Cluetrain Manifesto in 2001, to Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity and How We’re Thriving in a New World of Possibility in 2019, his books have helped shape many people’s ideas about technology and how it influences us. He helps us understand the effect of machine learning on business strategy and our lives in general.

 

Upcoming …

Dan Hill

Dan is Director, Melbourne School of Design and Professor in Built Environment, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne. He is a designer, urbanist, educator and experienced leader who works at the intersection of design, technology and cities. Dan held the position of Director of Strategic Design for the Swedish Government’s innovation and research agency, Vinnova from 2019 to 2022.

Upcoming…

Mandar Apte

Executive Director of the Cities4Peace initiative of IAHV and a Visiting Scholar in the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution at George Mason University. In 2016, Mandar started the From India With Love initiative (including the film). He hosted the inaugural World Summit for Countering Violence & Extremism that brought together peace activists and law enforcement executives to promote peace and compassion in the world.

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Sohail Inayatullah

In 2016, Professor Sohail Inayatullah was awarded the first UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM, Malaysia.
He is also co-host of MetaFutures, an educational think tank that explores alternative and preferred futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them.
He is a Professor at Tamkang University, Taipei (Graduate Institute of Futures Studies) and an Associate, Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne.

Upcoming…

Bill Fischer, Author, Lecturer MIT and IMD

Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and Professor Emeritus of Innovation Management at IMD Business School.  Bill is co-author of The Idea Hunter: How to Find Great Ideas and Make Them Happen
and Reinventing Giants. Bill has worked closely with the Haier organization, and has written numerous articles about ecosystems among other topics.

“With every future we wish to create, we must first learn to imagine it.” Chen Qiufan

 

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