This book argues that, as industrial capitalism enters a period of prolonged crisis, a new paradigm of 'industrious modernity' is emerging. This timely analysis of the new forces of change in our societies today will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the impact of digital technologies and the future of capitalism.
Envisioning what we need, when it doesn't yet exist: this, Thomas Fisher tells us, is what design does. In doing so, this book opens up possible futures--and better futures--than the unsustainable and inequitable one we now face.
Explores the connection between social movements, technology, and inequality. It also shows how just as new technologies helped fuel the growth of new movements throughout U.S. history, even newer technologies have emerged in the last decade that are beginning to help groups counter different forms of inequality.
A bold new framework, demonstrating how and why meaningful change actually happens in the world and providing concrete lessons and a practical model for businesses, policymakers, civil society organizations, and individuals who seek to transform our world for good.
The five approaches outlined in this book offers the systems thinking practitioner a range of interchangeable tools for pro-actively making systemic improvements amidst complex situations of change and uncertainty.