Jess Miller, from City of Sydney and Republic of Everyone, spoke about life. More specifically the challenges that lie in un-linear thinking and structures. Why are so many of our decision-making processes, plans, and organisational structures all so reliant on 'straight lines'? Wouldn't it make more sense if they way we interacted with each other reflected the intricate interdependencies, and elegance the design we find in nature?
Professor Nick Enfield spoke about the age of truth decay. We heard about the rise of a post-truth era, the spread of fake news, the ills of social media and the new infosphere. Nick described the roots of the problem, some of its key features, and some directions for designing ways to overcome it.
Dr Allan McCay explored how well criminal law placed to deal with neurobionic crime?' - for those playing at home - that’s crime committed by way of BCI (brain-computer interface). What if someone used a brain-computer interface (BCI) to control a drone so that it flew into another person and killed them? Or if they controlled a cursor by way of BCI in order to engage in revenge porn?
James Winter explored the impact of our urban environments become increasingly populated. How to ensure healthy communities thrive while we live closer yet are feeling so isolated and the role cultural infrastructure plays in enabling connection,
Angela is a government adviser and food tech mentor, she’s here to shake things up. Obesity, older people’s diets, food poverty – her goal is to find innovative, human-centric solutions to the challenges we face as a society.
Kristina Dryza explored the myths influencing the technology, business and culture Zeitgeist and how our lives are on the back of a bigger story when the personal meets the mythical.
In our ‘Future of Work’ series, Yan Chen discussed the impact of Artificial Intelligence on media consumption and what this means for tomorrows technology, content creation and ultimately the future of digital.
Sharing his own personal journey with mental health for the first time - Joel Brydon openly delved into the heights, depths and learning’s he’s had regarding mental health.
The future of Social Innovation: There is no single magic bullet.
Toby explored signals and learning from the ground to help businesses find their social purpose.
If your new Tinder match wanted to see a snapshot of your passport or the details of your most recent sexual health checkup, would you be willing to share that kind of personal info?
Leah Callon Butler delved into this fascinating and sometimes ‘Black Mirror’ world.
Catherine King, Founder of The Romantics spoke about the more complex and harder-to-define issues that don’t offer a simple owner or solution and what we can learn from history to solve them.
Geoff MacDonald inspired us to act in his talk about The Future of Mental Health at our May session in London. What a speaker he was!
Dr Kit Huckvale is Research Fellow in eHealth at the Black Dog Institute, and he will be helping us unpack this tricky issue as part of our global series exploring The Future of Mental Health.
Whitney Hopkins lead us through her thoughts and experience at our April Rising Mind's conversation on The Future of Design Ethics.
Trent and Liam from Indigitek talked about raising awareness of STEM career opportunities for indigenous Australians and the role of social media within digital communities.
Professor Karen Cham asked whether we're prepared for a future in which our brains work in symbiosis with our machines.
Leonie Sanderson shared how she's working to ensure a more inclusive digital future for older Australians.
Dominic Campbell shared how digital technology is shaping the future of governance and democracy at Rising Minds Sydney
Mark Pesce laid out a dystopian vision of our near future, in which social media profiling and augmented reality allows enterprise and governments to shape how we see and experience our world.
Rajene Hardeman presented The Glass Room, and artwork exploring data privacy, and shared ways we can lighten our digital footprint.
Fresh from DJ sets at Vivid and her sold out The Iconic Vogue Ball, Ayebatonye Abrakasa encouraged us to decolonize club culture and emancipate the dance floor.
Peter Xing from Transhumanism Australia explored the use of technology to overcome the limitations of the human species, and challenged the notion of what it means to exist as a human.
Dan Venne discussed his work creating sonic brand signatures and audio experiences for clients such as AT&T, Hulu and HBO.
Gordon spoke at Rising Minds Sydney about using technology to help consumers make more informed, more ethical choices.
As the way women are being portrayed in the media begins to change, Mary Young shared her perspective on what it means for fashion and feminism.
At our Sydney launch event, Michael Lee from MLA opened our minds to the possibility of rapidly manufactured meat, and explored some of the implications for our future food culture.
Nicole chard how she's created a community for fashion entrepreneurs to share knowledge and support one another as they, and their businesses grow.
A panel discussion between Rik Willard (Agentic Group), Louisa Durkin (Future Culture) and our host, Ravi Shukla, that moved us beyond the Bitcoin hype.
Nick Morris owner of trends illumination and market research agency Canvas8 discusses the social, cultural and ethical impact of a world without drivers.
Tara St James, Founder and Creative Director, Study NY discusses her work moving towards creating a sustainable, fair future.
Chenny is exploring the curious paradox at play here. As a species, humans crave certainty - yet our greatest superpower is our ability to navigate uncertainty. How might we better use our superpower to unlock new opportunities?
Adriana discusses how all consumer markets, including hardware technology, are moving away from mass production and into bespoke innovations and learning.
Bridget L. Goodbody of Art Intelligence explores how innovation in digital technology is being woven into the art world and education today.
Tim Kimball CTO at Aire discusses why the future of credit lies beyond cards and borrowing habits, and in data, both online and off
Prof. Sundararajan of NYU Stern discusses his insights on the rise of the Sharing Economy and transition to Crowd-Based Capitalism.
Lolita and Amen Ra will be discussed the NYC Mayor`s office`s efforts to build a truly resilient New York using data analytics.
Jerome Maurey-Delaunay from pioneering VR company Neutral Digital, presents an overview of the future of immersive engagement in VR.
Sheryl Connelly, the head of Global Consumer Trends and Futuring, Ford Motor Company discusses trends in Automated Vehicle technology.
Native advertising, aka branded content, is growing sharply. Nelly looked at how publishers strive to create quality content for advertisers and help them tailor their voice via bespoke multimedia programs.
Terry Moore, founder of The Things Network New York, explains how The Internet of Everything will transform object interaction.
Billie Whitehouse, Designer & Director at Wearable Experiments, is bridging the gap between consumer technology and fashion.
Co-founder of luxury clothing label (re)vision society, Stacey Cotter Manière discusses how we can all play an integral role in designing a hopeful future.
Rachel Briggs (OBE) founder of Hostage UK talks about the impact of a hostage event and the business of kidnapping.
Dr Benjamin Wild will consider the appeal of Heritage for companies and consumers throughout luxury and how to create it in a contemporary context.
Learn how cyborg activist Neil Harbisson and choreographer Moon Ribas help people become cyborgs and promote cyborgism as an art movement.
Navid Khonsari, director of Grand Theft Auto, discusses his new project, an immersive game based on real life events of the 1979 Iranian civil revolution.
Leslie helps us see beyond the technical limitations hidden within our technology's error messages.
Lee-Sean Huang, cofounder and creative director of Foossa, discusses his recent collaboration with UX for Good and the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
James Slezak, Director of Digital Strategy at the New York Times explores how the internet is transforming journalism, posing challenges and opportunites.
Bruce will take a look forward to our technological future, explain why the rights of digital creators must be a central focus moving forward, and he'll suggest ways to ensure this.
Dave Seliger, co-founder of Civic Service at Parsons DESIS Lab, asks: how do we use innovative design to make government better?
Ben put forward a passionate case for why technology, business and cultural sectors need to work better together for the benefit of society, and explored some leading examples in London.
Jimmy discusses the Warholian nature of persona construction, the benefits of the mask, and how time and space can make for an earnest narrator.
Head of Retail at Stylus Media Group and author, Katie Baron, takes us through the future of retail and engagement.
Daniel Perlin, Director of UX at Droga 5, discusses how solving design problems requires us to listen closely.
Chad Jackson of SquareSpace discusses the impact of smart phone use and what this means to today's startups and content providers.
With the advent of the social web, marketing is facing its biggest challenge yet at the junction of technology and humanity.
Chris talked about about the messiness of our everyday lives, and how understanding it helps us create a better, more accommodating world.
Emily Vernon explores the affect of offline community on digital innovation, comparing the tech explosions of San Francisco and New York.
If science fiction inspires science, what will cities look like in 1000 years? Join us for Ed Keller's discussion of design on a post-planetary scale.
A talk by former Creative Director of Granta and multi-disciplinary creative Michael Salu, that looks at how an individually honed creative sensibility can become a useful brand.
We watched him segue from Bach cello sonata to his own sublime composition, telling an impassioned tale about why he wants to shift the classical music game, along the way.
Neil McFarland is director of games at London design studio ustwo ltd, industry leaders in user experience and interaction design, where he has been helping the studio produce its own successful IP since 2009.
Having recently opened two 'Mr Lyan' bars - Henry at the Hudson hotel in New York, and White Lyan in London, Ryan talked about what it takes to stay at the forefront of drinking innovation.
Jonty joined us for a discussion on ‘NotDesign’ and the interesting effect that imperfection has on designers and their work.
Vlad exposed the process and thinking behind his prize-winning architectural project "Minimal Complexity".