06 Sep '22
we acknowledge and celebrate Australia's First Peoples on whose traditional lands we meet, and pay our respect to the elders past and present
the study of purposeful, self-regulating systems
the stories we tell about the future influence the systems we build in the present (and vice versa)
the relationships determine the long-term behaviour of the system (e.g. exponential growth vs balance)
(semi)autonomous AI components within systems feels like it’s gonna be transformative
SOCY exists to provide tools to manage that transformation… including cybernetic futures
we primarily run short (2h or less) workshops, sometimes as a one-off, sometimes with some followup
heavy use of scenarios
two example activities which link back to the two key takeaways: stories, and relationships
in pairs, come up with a (post-it note sized) description of a thing from the future according to a prompt:
in a ____ future, there is a ____ related to ____… what is it?
just trying to add tools to the futures toolbelt, especially in the “systems of autonomous systems” age
because unless you’ve invented your own framework, are you really even futuring?