What are you reading?

What are you reading?

Hello friends, Things may have been quiet in my published writings, but I’ve been head down working behind the scenes. I’ve recently begun tutoring for University of Technology Sydney (UTS), on a fantastic new undergrad subject calledĀ Envisioning Futures...
A Foresight-informed Theory of Change

A Foresight-informed Theory of Change

At it’s heart, foresight is a practice of engaging with the potential of what the future might hold so we can better play our part in creating a future worth wanting (thanks to Sam Yu for this very catchy phrase). But how does thinking and talking about...
When does the future start?

When does the future start?

When I tell the story of how I became a futurist, people are often surprised to learn that my training as an artist was just as helpful for developing my practice as my experience in change, improvement and innovation. On the surface, it might seem there is not much...
What colour is the universe?

What colour is the universe?

To answer this question, we need to zoom out – wayyyy out. In 2002, astronomers from John Hopkins University set out to answer this question by taking a census of all the observable light in the universe to calculate the average colour. The answer: Cosmic Latte,...
Envisioning another world

Envisioning another world

Part of the challenge of transformational change is learning to extend your imaginative capability to see a myriad of ways that the world could be made different. No matter how much reflection and introspection you’ve done, we all have assumptions and beliefs...
Finding a path through play

Finding a path through play

How can play help build our resilience and ability to adapt to massive challenges like climate collapse? Last week I had the pleasure of playtesting a new game with the crew from Amble Studio exploring that question. It takes a planetary crisis and zooms in to see how...