THE FUTURES OF THE FUTURE - DAY 4

'Postnormal Futures' presented by Jordi Serra and Ziauddin Sardar.
Manufactured Normalcy Field and Postnormal creep

Jordi Serra. Course coordinator. He is the Research director at the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies, he is also Associate Professor at Blaquerna - Ramon Llull Universitiy. Jordi is a World Future Studies Federation Fellow.

Ziauddin Sardar. Director at the Centre for Postnormal Policy & Future Studies. Zia has led an intense activity as writer, broadcaster and cultural critic: he has published over 50 books, worked as science journalist, as a television reporter, as a columnist as a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission and as a member of the Interim National Security Forum. He is currently editing Critical Muslim.

Postnormal Times Theory (PNTT) is a recent intellectual effort to assess the relevance of futures in the present day. PNTT aims at providing a deeper understanding of both change and how we deal with it. PNTT wants to provide a more thorough approach to navigate the present with an eye on the futures. 

Find this morning's 'What just happened' slides here and the 'What's around the corner' slides here.

Timeline

I think therefore I am
I progress therefore I am
I shop therefore I am
I share therefore I am
Defined
Monolithic
Relative
Contradictory
I am tradition and culture
I am science and technology
I am what I buy
I am online
Simple, Closed
Complicated, Closed
Complex, Open
Open, Interconnected, Chaotic
Conquest, Supremacy, Progress
Progress, Efficiency, Modernization
Relativism, Plurality, Individuality
Complexity, Chaos, Contradictions