“Science fiction is what future studies needs to be more like, and future studies is what science fiction needs to be more like. In other words, there isn’t enough of a connection now,” as Timothy Mack says. He is president of the World Future Society. “Future studies really needs to learn how to tell stories and help people understand the future in a more energetic and dynamic way using the kinds of images and emotional descriptions that science fiction is so good at. Think in details. Science fiction needs to be much more careful about its science, and even more, it concerns social sciences—how people really work, the psychology of humans, and the politics".
Imagine future possibilities, chances and think in new products, new services, new ideas... this way of future studies will open up your mind. Science fiction, or social science fiction and storytelling, that's what Andrea Wiegman from Second Sight invested in since 2002. To bring those two professions together: trend/ future research and storytelling. 'We know writers and film makers are good storytellers, maybe the best futurists. Think Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, Asimov, Doctorow and Bruce Sterling. That's why we put those two skills together and mixed it up to a new class The Future & Storytelling. We believe that envisioning the future is the first step in creating it… we are looking for new stories. We even need new stories about the day after tomorrow. It helps in creating the future and finding some missing links, more detailed', Andrea Wiegman says.
In this 2-day course you will dive into unknown futures by dreaming and thinking beyond what we know now. By imagination. You will work on possible and impossible futures, on probable, sometimes improbable futures - it is fun and you will face some serious moments of thoughts. Open up your world. You will get rid off old ideas and think in new ways. This strategic 'science fiction' way of thinking is a perfect tool for business professionals (marketeers, innovation managers, communication managers, strategists, design managers, head of creatives) to leave business as usual for 2 days and use creative and disruptive thinking to make a step forward. It definitely inspires you for new business ideas and designs.
The 2 DAY course The Future & Storytelling - strategic 'Science Fiction' writing - will be hold on July, 9 + 10 in Amsterdam.
There’s space for 10 students. The price for 2 full days is €695 (ex VAT). More info via firstname.lastname@example.org