For anyone interested in progress 'down under'.
After attending a recent foresight conference and following 3-day workshop in Bangkok with a certain professor of foresight and futures research I have been given the 'tick' in the box to formally submit my 1-page candidacy for enrollment in a PhD programme through the University of the Sunshine Coast (Queensland) (USC) commencing in January 2019 intake.
Current tasks largely involve the Herculean task of cleaning out my own 'stables' etc in preparation for an interesting journey and adventure around the Indian Ocean Rim -- aka Perth to Capetown via (at least) Sri Lanka.
For reasons of engaging in local social-cultural-economic sustainability issues related to the viability of my post-retirement 'serviced apartments' model (e.g. AirBnb) I have placed the current draft pre-enrollment 'one pager' on a private blog as a local holder and convenient method to share with others local (political representatives) and remote (such as this List) who may be interested in reviewing a planned futures research project framed at Kardashev scales.(1) Comments and feedback most welcome.
Secondly, I now intend to attend the next Metaphorum meeting on 2nd - 4th November 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Here it may be possible for me to present some of the these ideas and 'defend' the approach I have chosen to frame my research before the formal academic journey starts in Jan 2019.
The holding blog link can be located at: www.boundaryroadresearch.wordpross.com
For anyone interested in my initial pre-research draft travelogue '0.1' of Chapter 1 (2) stemming from my March 2018 visit to Sri Lanka to witness a small syntegration demonstration I am happy to supply copies on a 1:1 basis via email/PDF etc.
(2) "Elephants in Chains – Systemic analysis of Sri Lanka’s elephant management challenges 2035."
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