Note — May 26, 2019

‘Hula Hoops Not Bicycles’: Genevieve Bell Talks Anthropology, Technology & Building the Future

Seen in → No.81

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The always interesting and insightful Bell in a fun discussion (podcast) about her work at Intel and the new social science she is hoping to create, including some of the process, through teaching new courses as prototypes of what this science might explore, how it might answers the foundational questions of the field. For forecasters and futurist (“real” or wannabe), pay attention to what she has to say about fads vs facts—as in hula hoops, not bicycles. There’s also a bit about cybernetics, Wiener, and some of the anthropologists around the initial conferences.