I am excited to share that my first book, Future-ish: Context and Case Studies for Exploring the Science, Design, and Culture Shaping Our Future was published in August 2022! The project was initiated by educational publishing house Kendall Hunt so the book is available directly from the Kendall Hunt website using digital ebook platforms VitalSource and RedShelf. It is the latest adventure in my long list of evening and weekend passion projects. I'm really pleased with it and already working on a second edition that will come out in March 2023.
The book is part history of Future-ish, part textbook on future-studies, and—as the title suggests—part context and case studies for exploring the science, design, and culture shaping out future. Fans of Future-ish will enjoy details behind the story of Future-ish. Academic faculty will find the book an engaging complement to traditional textbooks on future studies. Students and others interested in future studies and the science, design, and culture shaping our future will appreciate the unique perspective provided in the book.
One element of the book that I am particularly proud of is the inclusion of and emphasis on alternative futures, inclusive futures, and preferred futures in the overview of the field of future studies. Future-ish has long stood out because of our inclusion of culture in the 'future-shaping spheres' that we keep tabs on so it was imperative to include these emerging but incredibly important sub-fields in the book.