On Friday, November 30th, 2012, the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies (http://www.futures.hawaii.edu
More details about the event can be found here: http://
The symposium was supported by the Department of Political Science at UH-Manoa as well as the Association of Professional Futurists (APF), who coordinated a live stream and recording of the event, and it was organized completely by graduate students at UH-Manoa who also serve as researchers at HRCFS.
The recording are available for viewing through the APF’s adobe connect platform.
Afternoon Session & Keynote
Jose Ramos (@actionforesight) gave an inspiring keynote that served as a call to arms for emerging futurists! A referred symposium is planned for the Journal of Futures Studies, and there has already been some talk about future(s) symposia!
On Saturday, December 1st, 2012, HRCFS ran its Gaming Futures platform, which leverages both experiential scenario-based gaming dynamics with augmented reality and geo-spatial scavenger-hunt-esque components. Home base for the game was The Box Jelly!
12 gamers were marched through 4 alternative futures run by 8 actors and 4 facilitators. For more information about the game and how it acted as the capstone for a grant-funded HRCFS research project on the impact of communication technologies upon power relations within past, present, and futures context, please visit: http://
Nick is from Florida and received a degree in Industrial Design from Auburn University. He enjoys vintage advertisements, listening to Muddy Waters, challenging his friends to marbles tournaments, driving his VW microbus, and generally killing two stones with one bird. If he were elected president his first order of business would be to make amusement park rides 60 minutes long and the wait in line 2 minutes, instead of the other way around. He does not enjoy splinters, baking soda volcanoes, or sea monsters and is indifferent regarding sporks.
What: The City & County of Honolulu and Hawaii Open Data are kicking off a code contest called Hon*Celerator. The purpose of the contest to create more ways to engage with government through technology, by bringing together Hawaii’s best coders, designers, app developers and entrepreneurs. On this coming Saturday, Hon*Celerator participants will publicly share their products and projects at The Box Jelly.
This event has been organized by Forest Frizzell, Deputy Director of IT, City and county of HNL and Burt Lum of Bytemarks.org and Bytemarkscafe.org
When: Saturday December 1st from 9am to 2pm
Where: The Box Jelly main room
We sat down with Melissa during her HGTV White Room challenge screening party to talk about how her appearance on the show fits in with her design aspirations and the big picture.
Visit Melissa’s SITE to see more of her work.
Photos courtesy of Mark Ramelb.
A couple of days ago we had Jennifer Pahlka Founder of Code for America and Tim O’Reilly from O’Reilly Media visiting Hi-Capacity for a talk. They were both very different people but cool in there own way. O’Reilly reminded me a little of Doc from back to the future but a little more centered. Jennifer a true visionary. Both speakers were on top of their game regardless of a lack of sleep due to traveling, much respect.
Recently we had a team from Mozilla come to The Box Jelly for the week to build and release Firefox 10.0.1 (amongst a few other things). It was a really exciting experience for our team and a chance to step our game up.
I have a lot of people ask me (borderline scolding me) why didn’t you tweet the sh*t out of them being there. Well I’ll tell you. Respect and the Hawaii Advantage.
1. I have a lot of Respect for their G.S.D. (get sh.. done) The purpose of their trip here was to deliver. In our position (as the box jelly) we have to think about what is best for our community and guests. I made a conscious choice not to heavily publicize their presence till after they left so they could work without distractions. If you’ve updated your Firefox browser you know that the mission was accomplished. Yes we plan on working with them to share the Mozilla movement with the island community in the future.
2. The “Hawaii Advantage” is something I’ve been striving to understand since we embraced the journey of creating Hawaii’s 1st cowork space. The Mozilla team choose Hawaii for two reasons, location and price. Hawaii made logistical and financial sense plain and simple. Yes I too was surprised to hear that in a hyper connected world, global teams need to meet face to face from time to time. After the initial shock it made complete sense. Their visit here was inspiring and renewed my resolve to keep pushing coworking in Hawaii.
Mahalo Mozillans for sharing your time here with us. It was fun.