Lindsay Wright is doctoral candidate and futures researcher at the
Queensland University of Technology within the School of
Communication, Faculty of Business (Brisbane, Australia). His
doctoral investigation involves a post-structural analysis of
Japan’s 21st century discourses of the nations
post-bubble futures discourses. While his research over the last
three years has focussed on futures issues relating to Japan, his
main interests in futures thinking include
communication futures, images of the future in arts and aesthetics,
the futures of work, nation-building and self-identity.
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business, School of
Communication, The Communication Centre, Gardens Point Campus,
George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia.
Tel: +61-7-3864 0084 (QUT); Fax: +61-7-3864 2252 (QUT).
Unit 75, 29 George Street, Club Lodge, Brisbane CBD, Queensland
4000, Australia. Tel/Fax: +61-7-3229-0084
P.O. Box 23, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland 4068, Australia.
Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand; majoring in Asian
Ministry of Education scholarship recipient:
Osaka University of Foreign Studies and Osaka University, research
in contemporary technological aesthetics.
Christchurch Polytechnic University.
of Business Communication:
Queensland University of Technology. Thesis Title: “Ashibetsu
City’s Revitalization Strategy in Post-Bubble Japan: A
Multi-Layered Post-structural Analysis of Futures Images”.
currently undertaking research at QUT and PhD studies in Future
Studies within the School of Communication, Faculty of Business. Doctoral
Japan's Goals in the 21st
Reconstructing the Alternative Futures of Resistance”.
experience includes technical translation (Japanese > <
English); market research – especially in pharmaceuticals and
multimedia technologies; multimedia art direction for CD-I, CD-ROM,
computer graphic, video and film; and Japanese language and culture
in futures thinking
Main interests in
futures thinking include communication futures; images of the future
in arts and aesthetics; the futures of work; nation-building and
self-identity; Japanese Futures; and Foucauldian analyses of future
Futures Related Work (as of April, 2001)
of Futures Terminology (sample available)
CARE 2010: The Virtual Promised Land? – Prospects for Interactive
Multimedia on the Health Care Industry in the Year 2010”. Keynote
speech delivered with Dr. Carl S. Jone (Smith, Beecham and Kline) to
the Japan Pharma-Delegates AGM, May 1994.
Foucault to a Future-Oriented Layered Analysis in a Post-Bubble
Japanese Community”, Futures
(forthcoming August, 2001).
/ Reconstructing Images of the Future in a Post-Bubble Japanese
Community Revitalization Program”, Journal
of Future Studies, (forthcoming issue), Tamking University.
David Lindsay Wright [BA (Asian Studies); Diploma Media Production;
Master of Business Communication; PhD Candidate]
Candidate and Futures Researcher
University of Technology