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Living Scenarios: Australia 2050 Phase 2

In February 2013, the book “Negotiating our Future: Living Scenarios for Australia to 2050” was officially launched by Her Excellency Governor-General Quentin Bryce at the Australian Academy of Science. Kristin Alford was lead author and rapporteur for Chapter 3 of this volume and a co-author on Chapter 4 of Volume 2, focusing on social perspectives to on sustainability and equity. A […]

Future of Payments

In the lead-up to Cebit’s Future of Payments conference in early October, we’ve been exploring the future of money and financial transactions. Writing for The Conversation: “More than technologies, the future of payments will be shaped by value” (8 October 2013) Sometime in the not too distant future we won’t go through the hassle of […]

Living Scenarios: Australia 2050

In February 2013, the book “Negotiating our Future: Living Scenarios for Australia to 2050” was officially launched by Her Excellency Governor-General Quentin Bryce at the Australian Academy of Science. This was the culmination of more than two years work by more than 30 researchers and participants seeking to answer the question “How might we consider pathways to an […]

3D Printing: Opportunities for advanced manufacturing in South Australia

Kristin: These are the raw notes from a talk I gave on the opportunities for advanced manufacturing at the 3D Printing workshop co-hosted by DFEEST, Intel US, RiAus and Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) in February 2012. Since that workshop, ANAT and DFEEST have launched Fab Lab Adelaide, a place for people to engage in digital fabrication using […]

Complex Futures of Emerging Technologies

We have recently had an article published in the Journal of Futures Studies. It’s part of a special edition on Australian contributions to the Millenium Project. Our article is titled “The Complex Futures of Emerging Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Science Foresight and Governance in Australia” and has been authored by Kristin Alford, Sarah Keenihan and Stephen […]