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Forum Running Order

  • Ross to chair.
  • Malcolm Smith (Foxtel) will also be in attendance as a participant.
  • First, set up ground rules as a focusing technique. Participants to be asked, first up, for straightforward response as to whether the Matrix approach worked for them. Is what’s in the document making sense and useful or not? Thus we

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The key intrigue or jeopardy that drives your story is as follows:

You are 45 minutes away from the preferred time of your evening meal.  There are still a range of tasks that you need to dispatch in order for the media flow (whatever constitutes it) works effectively during the time when you’ll be eating and, later, sleeping.  Can you

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1. The revised dossier contents as at 31/10/08

This is what I wrote down but please check – am still a bit confused about what documents people are actually referring to when using the words “summary”, “rationales” and “descriptions” for various items.
Here is what I think was meant and who will prepare what (my queries in red). …(continue reading)


  1. Steering ctee. Meeting pending for 7th Nov
  2. Forum date for 27th Nov. pending on decision about who can/cannot attend
  3. Reviewed and updated the quadrants at the meeting, and AM to retype and distribute by next meeting.
  4. Each of us to provide a paragraph tagging our stories in relation to their quadrant.
  5. Hugh will redesign Raphael’s matrix and Carolyn will

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In the first decade of the 2000’s, when the US lost the confidence of the world as security, military and economic leader…everything changed. This was the end of almost ninety years of certainty: four or five generations of humankind had grown up believing in the US as a kind of global backstop. Around the world, nations were compelled to start …(continue reading)


Transcript of a 2008 Media Watch episode in which Peter Cox (Media analyst), Mark Scott, (Managing Director, ABC), Wayne Goss, (Chairma, Free TV Australia), and Kim Williams (CEO, Foxtel) talk to Jonathan Holmes, host of ABC TV’s Media Watch, about the future of Australian television.
Media Watch: Future of Television (External link – abc.net.au)


Quadrant 1 (Closed/Controlled)

This quadrant is dominated by external influences and marked by stringent control in almost every aspect. The economic downturn starting in 2008 lasted for some years leaving a very changed world.
US efforts to forestall greater economic crises left it massively reduced in its financial (and to some extent moral) capacity to act as the world policeman, …(continue reading)


Our aim is to prepare an OTB Package for the 3rd Forum which is planned to run at SCA, 0930–1330 Thursday 27 November 2008.
The OTB Package will contain:

  • Raphael’s Matrix (HP to set up an A3 version)
  • Description of axes
  • Descriptions of each Quadrant
  • Summary of each Quadrant (page-by-page or also in A3 version?)

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Quadrant 1 (Closed/Controlled)

This quadrant is dominated by external influences and marked by stringent control in almost every aspect. The economic downturn starting in 2008 lasted for some years leaving a very changed world.
US efforts to forestall greater economic crises left it massively reduced in its financial (and to some extent moral) capacity to act as the world policeman, …(continue reading)


An overview of SUPERSTRUCT, a ‘massively multiplayer forecasting game’ which aims to ‘chronicle the world of 2019 – and imagine how we might solve the problems we’ll face’, developed by Jane Mcgonigal and the Institute for the Future.
SUPERSTRUCT – A Sneak Preview of The Final Threat (External link, IFTF)