Thursday 13 Jun 17.30

Science fiction thinking for business

Business Hackers

FOOD: Yes

LEVEL: Beginners

Ever since Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, science fiction has conveyed visions of technological futures. The communicator from Star Trek and the tablet computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey are prime examples of how science fiction, the design of technology, and business are sometimes entangled. 


With its outlook on alternative futures that are at once familiar and strange, science fiction can provide a different way for businesses  to identify new opportunities, threats, and strategies. In this talk, we will present some selected cases and methods on how science fiction thinking can be used for business.


Agenda:

17.30 - 17.45 Meet & Greet

17.45 - 18.30 Presentation

18.30 - 19.00 Meet & Eat

19.00 - 19.30 Q&A


Kristoffer Åberg is a designer, researcher, and lecturer exploring the near future intersection between design, science fiction, and the unknown.


Marie Gustafsson Friberger has been a sci fi fan since her childhood. She has a PhD in computer science, teaches IT and ethics, and has been part of bringing FIRST LEGO League to Skåne.



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