We are ever more living at frontiers. How we eat, where we live, how we communicate and simply what we encounter on earth, change now over the span of our lifetimes. We tend to see this change more in what we do not want than what we do, in the sense that we give more effort to understanding illness than wellness and the sustenance of health. Whether it is the future of medicine, or the future of music, learning to see opportunity in the breathlessness of ambiguity and doubt is imperative to collective participation in the creating of tomorrow. The Forum aims to bring this learning to millions of people to promote hope and human wellness through frontier discoveries and the processes that make them possible. In a world of frontiers, how we learn, organize, and eventually change behavior is finally connected to how broadly we enjoy the adventure. These are the issues of the World Frontiers Forum.
The World Frontiers Forum was founded by Dennis Ausiello (Harvard Medical School/MGH), David Edwards (Harvard, ArtScience), and Robert Langer (MIT). WFF partners include Verily (an Alphabet company), Global Good, VIA Art Fund, Harvard University (SEAS, GSD, HBS), the Rolex Institute and Northstar Advisors. The Forum is run by the Cloud ArtScience Foundation, which oversees the culture center and Cafe ArtScience, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.