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ASK A FUTURIST: Our Magical Future - Science, Art, and the Imagination with David Pescovitz
Futures thinking calls for us to imagine different possibilities. Creative mediums like art and science fiction are vital tools in every futurist's toolkit, making what's imagined feel more real and provocative. Join David Pescovitz, editor/partner at the influential tech/culture website Boing Boing, along with IFTF Vantage Research Director Rod Falcon as they answer your questions about how art and science fiction can allow us to create present-day provocations that build possible futures.

ASK A FUTURIST is a public Q&A series sponsored by IFTF Vantage as a forum for you to ask questions and hear answers from IFTF futurists drawing on insights from years of research and experience.

ABOUT IFTF VANTAGE: Institute for the Future is the world’s leading futures organization. Its signature program, IFTF Vantage, is a unique partnership of innovative global leaders that harnesses over 50 years of IFTF's global forecasts and pioneering research to navigate volatility, identify emerging imperatives and opportunities, and develop world-ready strategies. To learn more, visit: www.iftf.org/vantage

May 6, 2020 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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David Pescovitz
Editor/Partner @Boing Boing
David Pescovitz, a research affiliate at Institute for the Future, is editor/partner at the influential tech/culture Web site Boing Boing. He is also the co-founder of Ozma Records, a music label focused on the intersection of science, art, and consciousness. In 2018, he won a Grammy Award for co-producing the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition, a lavish vinyl box set documenting the iconic phonograph record that NASA launched into space in 1977. Pescovitz was also the founding editor-at-large for MAKE:, the DIY technology magazine, and co-wrote the book Reality Check (HardWired, 1996), based on his long-running futurist column in Wired magazine. He has written for Scientific American, Popular Science, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, and New Scientist, among many other publications. As a futurist, he frequently presents to senior leaders at Fortune 500 companies like Intel, Procter & Gamble, Tesco, and Samsung.