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.
Ellie, founder of MNDFUL, shared with us the journey of creating MNDFUL and her thoughts on the current mindfulness trend.
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.
Susan presented an impassioned plea for our cities to be planned with respect for movement, nourishment and community at Rising Minds Sydney.
Gordon spoke at Rising Minds Sydney about using technology to help consumers make more informed, more ethical choices.
Speaking in New York, Tobias Peggs spoke about how Square Roots is incubating urban farming on city lots.
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.
Elena shared her insights into the future of work, how to better connect money and meaning, and how you can get started.
Andy Gibson shared with the Rising Minds New York audience some insights on how we can all lead more mentally healthy lives.
Joe discussed the future of data driven design within the context of cities, and what it means to be truly connected.
Tara St James, Founder and Creative Director, Study NY discusses her work moving towards creating a sustainable, fair future.
Richard discusses the potential of the micro home in illustrating how we can live well with less material and less energy in 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.
Eric Bunge, one of the principal architects behind Carmel Place, discusses micro-apartments and high density cities.
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.
Comedian Jonny Drewek takes us on a journey through the rich history of idiot wisdom, and looks at why culture needs stupidity to thrive.
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.
How can design influence social interactions?
Chris talked about about the messiness of our everyday lives, and how understanding it helps us create a better, more accommodating world.
Plan's Kevin McCullagh looks beyond the hype to ask the critical question: what are wearables for?
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.
Debbi talked about the creation of Libertine magazine and her mission to rebrand feminism.
Wearable technologies are the next great leap for the integration of human and machine.
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.
Inside the black box of social media analytics:The rise of social media has changed the landscape of public engagement.
What if businesses were as concerned with empathy as they are with data and statistics?
Films are often closer to the truth, why fiction is vital for everyone and how to apply that to work and life.
Flora explained how she's used art as a medium to help people explain how they experience the world around them.
User experience powerhouse Jason Mesut takes us on a tour of the design and technology trends you need to know about.
Lewis walked us through a portfolio of work that includes collaborations with Nokia, Barclaycard, Daniel Avery and Erol Alkan.
Lee Sankey talks about building a culture of design at one of the world's most recognisable banking brands.
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.
Andy's a bright mind working at one of London's brightest tech startups, BERG.
Alice Taylor founded Makielab, a new toys and games company based in Shoreditch, London, in February 2011. Within their magic midden, they’re making a new kind of future-smashing toy: customisable, 3D-printed, locally made, and game-enabled.
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".