About the episode
This was a much awaited dialogue and still at the beginning it left us noticeably perplexed. It felt like flying for the very first time (notice the connection to the wright brothers). It was through dialogue, that we were able to dissolve the tension that was created from entry into the world of uncertain futures, uncertain solutions and radical innovation. Our guides brought us back to ground and we nailed the landing.
While Listening to this dialogue as an observer, we could recognize a false sense of security that we brought to the conversation, maybe caused by the confidence in the role of innovators. It gave us perspective to see just how radical their approaches are and to understand most of that the innovation that we are engaged in is incremental in its nature. If you are preparing to listen to this episode, be sure to embrace your beginners mindset. Be prepared to go down the rabbit hole with us, because you know we are late for a very important date.
Kind regards from the gentle meadows of kiddy hawk
Chris, Markus, Joshua
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PS: We nicknamed this episode “life-centered design”, because of how Iain spoke about collaboration as more than a human interaction. The topics of life centered design, new-animism and radical approaches to organizing and collaboration deeply spark our curiosity.
About Emergent Futures Lab
Emergent Futures Lab is a strategic innovation consulting firm. We’ve pioneered award-winning innovation processes, frameworks, methods, tools, and practices that transform organizations into disruptive innovators to thrive in our changing world.
About Jason Frasca
Jason Frasca is an entrepreneur focused on leveraging emerging technologies for meaningful social transformation and whose ventures have taken him into a wide variety of spaces from health to law. His expertise in entrepreneurship and innovation led him to be hired as the first full-time faculty of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Montclair State University, where he co-founded and co-directs the MIXLab - the campus innovation and research center, in addition to being a founding partner of Emergent Futures Lab.
Iain Kerr is a designer and innovation researcher working at the intersection of creativity, ecology, and emergent systems to make disruptive changes possible. His unique approach evolves from over twenty-plus years of experimenting across and beyond the zones of industry, the arts, and ecology. He co-directs the MIXLab at MSU and is a founding partner of Emergent Futures Lab.
Book/link tips for the episode with or about our guest
Book “Innovating Emergent Futures”
Podcast “Awaking form the Meaning Crisis”
- from John Vervaeke November 2019
This a 50 hr Series recorded for his Psychology and Cognitive Science Students at the University of Tronto. John has become very popular thinker in my corner of the internet, because of the quality of his content and his humble nature. Episode 9 speaks about how Insight appears and this is relevant to Jason and Iain’s episode.
- Spotify Link
Documentary film “El Bulli”
- about some extremely creative chefs and innovative apporach to creating novelty.
- IMDB Link
Our Playlist on Spotify:
Recommended song from our guests
- Megadeath: “Anarchy in the UK”
- Tanya Tagaq: “Caribou”
- Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton: “Freedom” (Django Soundtrack)
- Public Enemy: “Don’t Believe The Hype”
- Mission of Burma: “That’s when I reach for my revolver”