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Using “Artifacts from the Future” to Imagine Cognitively Distant Implications of Change

Author: Sam Miller


One of the main objectives of Foresight is to anticipate change and explore its implications for emerging opportunities.  One of the main challenges many leaders face is that perceptions are too tightly coupled to the paradigms of the status quo – leading to ideas that remain in close “cognitive proximity” to the current conditions. Overcoming these constraints and stretching to uncover cognitively distant ideas is a big challenge.  Students at the University of Notre Dame are gaining experience breaking these constraints using an emerging futures methodology.

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Rome symposium, exhibit to highlight the digital future of world heritage

Author: William G. Gilroy

DHARMA in Rome

John R. Phillips, U.S. ambassador to Italy, will be in attendance as an exhibit and symposium highlighting the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture’s discoveries at the historic Roman Forum open April 2 (Wednesday) in Rome. Dario Franceschini, Italy’s Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, and Véronique Dauge, head of the Cultural Unit, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, also will be in attendance.

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