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Backcasting with Japanese Animation

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Presented at the first Columbus, Ohio Ignite event in November 2008.

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Backcasting with Japanese Animation

  1. 1. Backcasting with Japanese Animation <ul><li>by Dan Rockwell (Columbus, OH - Ignite 2008) </li></ul>
  2. 2. What and Why? <ul><li>the future is a gamble </li></ul><ul><li>inspire and create the next gen thing </li></ul><ul><li>exercise your mind </li></ul>
  3. 3. choose a path predict look at today envision tomorrow backcast establish a future state look back on what created it
  4. 4. What’s cool about anime? mecha cool UI crazy tech ninjas
  5. 5. why anime? <ul><li>lush world </li></ul><ul><li>wide variety of potential futures </li></ul><ul><li>whole vs slice </li></ul><ul><li>story, character, and “why” supported world </li></ul>
  6. 6. for best results <ul><li>techno/space/computer | target related </li></ul><ul><li>saga vs one off </li></ul><ul><li>establish what you want to learn </li></ul><ul><li>have fun </li></ul>
  7. 7. anime from the year 1984 flat panels in advertising holograms the roomba?
  8. 8. its not all gravy.. from 1984 that’s a serious PC
  9. 9. components for analysis <ul><li>pick, watch, target </li></ul><ul><li>observe and take notes </li></ul><ul><li>return to 2008, identify seeds </li></ul><ul><li>blow out the crux What does this future depend on? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Macross Frontier squeezable phone concept
  11. 11. Macross Frontier squeezable phone concept really really far into the future 2008 seeds target
  12. 12. Macross Frontier squeezable phone concept really really far into the future 2008 seeds target big advances on mold-able flexible + mobile power systems and displays, obsessive cute factor crux
  13. 13. augmented reality future DennouCoil LBS + tagging need glasses to see the AR world visualized virus protection
  14. 14. augmented reality future DennouCoil really really far into the future 2008 seeds target unified data layer massive consistent data infrastructure Google + CISCO backbone players crux
  15. 15. life in the wired Serial Experiments Lain pressures of your online digital self visualized twitter
  16. 16. life in the wired Serial Experiments Lain tomorrow? 2008 seeds target multiple identities online online affects real world blurred line between wired and the real its here now crux
  17. 17. ideas Watch Macross for: advertising digital signage everyday objects complex UI transportation
  18. 18. shows to watch <ul><li>dennou coil </li></ul><ul><li>serial experiments lain </li></ul><ul><li>macross frontier </li></ul><ul><li>ghost in the shell </li></ul><ul><li>akira </li></ul><ul><li>neon genesis evangelion </li></ul><ul><li>gundam </li></ul><ul><li>laputa </li></ul>
  19. 19. i believe <ul><li>dennocoil 50% fate probability </li></ul><ul><li>serial experiments 75% fate probability </li></ul><ul><li>stretch your mind </li></ul><ul><li>tell your team its ok to dream </li></ul><ul><li>write, draw, sketch your own </li></ul>
  20. 20. Backcasting with Japanese Animation <ul><li>by Dan Rockwell (Columbus, OH - Ignite 2008) </li></ul>

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