- Welcome to Anime & Manga Notes!
- About Me …
- About My “futuristguy” Content Blogs …
- … and My Media Notes Blogs
Welcome to Anime & Manga Notes!
About Me …
I’m known online mostly as “futuristguy,” and I’ve been blogging since 2003. This is something like my 10th blog during that time (not all of them are even available anymore as, sadly, my favorite blogging host from the mid-2000s was irreparably hacked and eventually folded). As I noted on my eBay “About Me” page, I have four unusual amateur “professions” that I pursue as pastime activities:
I am a strategic-foresight futurist, helping everyday people create a better future, not simply survive into the future.
I am a media culturologist, studying films, print and digital materials, and toys to create fun learning exercises that train leaders.
I am a social activist, helping create a sustainable world with a “quadruple bottom line” approach that benefits people/community, the planet/ecology, profit/economy, and personal change/spirituality.
I am an organizational ecologist, helping people: (A) figure out their organization’s “DNA,” (B) discern what it has the potential to become, and then (C) strategize a healthy trajectory to get from starting point A to fulfillment point B.
… About My “futuristguy” Content Blogs …
My “futuristguy” blog is the main one dealing with thoughts on those four topics. I have been writing about them for at least 20 years, producing about 300 to 500 pages of material per year – articles, reviews, simulation games, other kinds of immersion learning exercises. I’ve been blogging more intensively about these topics since the mid-2000 decade and, more recently, boiling those thousands of pages of primary work into a curriculum.
That forthcoming training curriculum is the subject of my Opal Design Systems blog (curriculum and blog both still under construction). Its purpose is provide “Resources for designing holistic social transformation with a systems perspective, intercultural paradigm, and interdisciplinary processes.” I’ve designed it with enough flexibility for use by teams in non-profit or business settings, collaborative partnerships across organizations, and short- and long-term social change projects.
… and My “futuristguy” Media Notes Blogs
My series of futuristguy media notes blogs is mostly a fun hobby for me. But it’s also a way I can source some serious media materials to train the next generation of leaders interested in the future, culture, social justice, and sustainability. (You’ll find hints of the practical how-to aspects on the blogs, but the workbook sections in my Opal Design Systems curriculum contain far more on how to use specific media elements as training materials.)
As time goes by, I plan to add other “Media Notes” blogs for other books, films, and media. The links will show up in the sidebar blogroll when I do. Also, I plan to keep on adding information and images to many of the media blogs I’ve already created. So, if you’re interested in updates, subscribe!
About This Website’s Header Image
The illustration in this blog’s background is Fotolia #57476747, “cartoon ninja in action, (c) ayelet_keshet, licensed to Brad Sargent.