Episode 19

Futurism and the Power of Being On Trend – A Conversation with Dr. Devon Powers


March 12th, 2020

55 mins 28 secs

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About this Episode

    <p>In this conversation, Philip spends time with Prof. Devon Powers, Associate Professor of Advertising at Temple University and the author of <em>On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future</em>. We discuss the trendy nature of predicting the future and what are the implications for business specifically and society more generally. Issues of diversity, rigor and time are all part of the conversation about how we talk about our potential futures.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The Drop </strong>– The segment of the show where both Philip and his guest share tasty morsels of intellectual goodness and creative musings.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Philip’s Drop:</strong> <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10482560/" target="_blank">Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts</a></p><p><strong>Dr. Power’s Drop:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7767422/" target="_blank">Sex Education</a></p><p><strong>Black Software:</strong> <a href="https://global.oup.com/academic/product/black-software-9780190863845?cc=us&amp;lang=en&amp;" target="_blank">The Internet &amp; Racial Justice, from the Afronet to Black Lives Matter – Charlton D. McIlwain</a></p><p><br></p>