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The Alchemy of Wasted Time

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We are at an important juncture in our technologic and social evolution requires focus and acumen and something else: poetry, imagination, and daydreaming.

This talk presents a way for us - the makers and thinkers of the science fiction present - to organize our activities so as to include healthy portions of the arts & humanities, experimentation, and daydreaming. Creating and maintaining a healthy dream/work balance will ensure that our emerging machine environments are centered on us, and not us on them.

Session takeaways: 

1. Our unique place in the evolution of society and technology

2. The importance of including the arts, humanities, experimentation, and daydreaming in the devsigner stack

3. a means of doing so

Corey S. Pressman

Corey is a strategist, anthropologist and futurist with over 20 years experience providing clarity and direction to clients and partners of all kinds. As VP of Adaptive Strategies at Fiction, he generates, manages and works on projects with large corporations, universities and startups to help them envision and enact human-centered communication and innovation.

Corey is a Fellow of Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination and he regularly publishes and presents on emerging trends in tech and society.