Grappling with the Futures conference at Harvard and Boston Universities
- Posted by JGlenn
- On 8 May 2018
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Yashar Saghai, MP’s Senior Scholar courageously organized a two-day conference at Harvard and Boston Universities focused on synergies among philosophy, history, and STS (Science, Technology, and Society) scholars with futurists and foresight. The Millennium Project was a co-sponsor. There were a total of 43 presentations with speakers from 18 countries; around 70 participants joined the Symposium, in addition to speakers. Abstracts of the talks are available at: https://grapplingwiththefutures.com/detailed-schedule.
In addition to Ted Gordon and me, Millennium Project Node chairs from Bulgaria, Pakistan, Silicon Valley, and Brussels Area attended and two from the Art/Media Node and a former MP Intern recorded the sessions and plan to make a video of the event.
After the conference some of us visited the MIT Media Lab, participated in an event organized by the Future of Life Institute, and/or benefited from other post-symposium events: the Insider Access Art at MIT List Visual Arts Center Tour; the MIT Trope Tank Tour, the Greentown Labs Tour. And a few went on the next day to visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library – all great experiences!