Pioneering into the wilderness of unopened life!

"Numbers may move governments and markets... but data alone does not move communities to action.

Culture is the "data" of the people. Culture is the operating system that guides a community.

- Theo Edmonds

What Is a Cultural Futurist?

My main role as a cultural futurist is helping others fulfill our responsibility to future generations and to provide support for being a good ancestor.

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All Y'all!

Lessons I learned growing up in the Appalachian mountains and insights on where the organization I co-founded, IDEAS xLab, finds HOPE in America's future at the intersection of arts, culture community and health. 

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What a long strange trip it's been.

From being a champion clog dancer who performed on Grand Ole Opry as a kid to being named as one of Southern Living Magazine's 50 People Changing the Face of the South... from corporate healthcare leadership jobs to social justice work at the grass roots level... I have learned a lot about America and her people. As a faculty member at the University of Louisville School of Public Health, I am proud to be part of a university committed to bridging science and culture.