World Futures Day 2022 – Analysis Project
- Posted by Mara Di Berardo
- On 28 September 2022
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A new project called “World Futures Day 2022. A global futures agenda” has been approved for funding within the 2022 futures research grant by The Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Center for Futuristic Studies (PMFCFS) and the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF).
Following the objectives of the World Futures Day method, the main objective of the project is to understand what is being discussed by futurists and the public around the world in 2022 by analyzing the 2022 WFD data in order to set a global 2022 futures agenda related to the challenges facing humanity and the field of futures studies.
The analysis of the 2022 WFD, that is the core of this project, will help identify topics and contents of such a long and deep conversation and report suggestions and solutions to our complex problems for further discussion.
The protocol of analysis applied for the 2021 WFD application (see Di Berardo 2022a, 2022b), a subjective textual and content analysis, will be run again and improved by also applying automated techniques of text mining analysis (i.e. probabilistic topic models) for textual and content analysis on all the available data.
The Principal Investigator of the project is Mara Di Berardo, The Millennium Project Comms Director and Italy Node Co-Chair, and members of the project team are Simone Di Zio, Italy Node Co-Chair, and Lara Fontanella, Full Professor in Statistics ad the University D’Annunzio. Advisors for the project are members of the World Futures Day 2022 committee and of The Millennium Project, such as Paul Epping, Elizabeth Florescu, Jerome Glenn, Theodore Gordon, and Brock Hinzmann.
The project will last one year. In this short video made for the PMFCFS, Mara Di Berardo illustrates the project main steps.
For information, please contact MaraDiBerardo@millennium-project.org.