MSFW Awards

Hieroglyph Anthology Recognized by Association of Professional Futurists

August 3, 2015 in Hieroglyph

HieroglyphWe were surprised and honored earlier this week with the announcement that our anthology Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future was honored with an award for Most Significant Futures Work (MSFW) by the Association of Professional Futurists.

Established in 2007, the MSFW Awards honors works that advance the work of foresight and futures studies, contribute to the understanding of the future of a significant area of human endeavor or of the natural world, or present new images of the future through visual arts, films, poetry, or fiction.

This year’s judges concluded that Hieroglyph demonstrated “an interesting blend of futures purposes with fiction…with potential for broad dissemination.” We share this year’s award for presenting new images of the future with the outstanding transmedia project Byologyc and The Museum of Future Government Services. Both are certainly worth your attention at some point today.

We’d like to thank the Association of Professional Futurists, the nominating committee, and the judges for this honor, and to wish a hearty congratulations to all of our fellow winners and nominees. We’re also incredibly grateful to our Hieroglyph contributors and community members: your insight, energy, and imagination fuels this project.

Bob Beard is a fan of fandom. From Browncoats to Bronies, SCA members, Trekkers, Steampunks and more, Bob is passionate about understanding the performance and identity practices within various fandoms as well as creation of experiences for members of these groups to publicly advocate for themselves and their ideas. Bob is a Marine Corps veteran and double alumnus of Arizona State University, with a master's degree in Communication Studies and a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a humanities emphasis.