My name is Johannes Kleske. I’m a critical futurist and partner at Third Wave. Thank you for opening my newsletter.
Last time, I told you about my notes blog, which I use to expose seedlings—rough and unpolished thoughts—to the open air. It’s been less than a month since the last edition, which I take as a sign that I might have stumbled upon a concept and a setup that works for me. I’ve also set up a digital garden—a space for the seedlings to grow and intertwine—at garden.johanneskleske.com. While the notes blog is for publishing ideas, the digital garden is for putting them into context and developing a wiki-style repository of terms and concepts.
I finally have a space now where I can translate my master’s thesis on future imaginaries and connect it to other concepts in (critical) futures studies. As you can see, one purpose of the garden is to create explainer articles that I can link to instead of having to explain them in every new piece.
Below you’ll find the latest seedlings from the notes blog. As always, please feel free to hit ‘reply’ and let me know your thoughts and questions.