EP 27: Making Windows Where There Are Walls - John Sweeney

John's path to Futures is fascinating. Dropping out of High School didn't stop John completing a PhD under the supervision of Jim Dator in Hawaii. And how John is heading a new Futures program In Almaty, Kazakhstan. Completing formal studies in History, Religion and Philosophy as well gives John a unique take on Futures and its engagement with communities around the world.

Interviewed by: Peter Hayward

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Further Reading

  • Sweeney, John A.; Mary Tuti Baker; Cornelia Daheim; Yannick Dujardin; Jake Dunagan; Ken Eklund; Trevor Haldenby; Aaron B. Rosa; Gina Stovall; and Guy Yeomans. "Anticipatory Games and Simulations" in The Handbook on Anticipation. R. Poli (ed). Springer Nature Switzerland, October 2018,ISBN: 978-3-319-31737-3. 

  • Sweeney, John A. “Game On: Foresight at Play with the United Nations,” in The Journal of Futures Studies, December 2017, 22(2): 27–40. 

  • Bontoux, Laurent; Daniel Bengtsson; Aaron B. Rosa; John A. Sweeney. “The JRC Scenario Exploration System: From Study to Serious Game,” in The Journal of Futures Studies, Vol. 20, No. 3, March 2016.   

  • Dator, James A; John A. Sweeney; Aubrey Yee. Mutative Media: Communication Technology and Social Change in the Past, Present, and Futures, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, October 2014, ISBN: 978-3-319-07808-3.