FutureFest - Shaping Things to Come

28 - 29 September
2013
Shoreditch Town Hall
eden

FutureFest Highlights

Watch the highlights from the whole FutureFest weekend!

Watch the highlights from the whole FutureFest weekend!

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FutureFest Highlights

Watch the highlights from the whole FutureFest weekend!

JP Rangaswami

JP Rangaswami

JP Rangaswami speaks about how businesses will have to change, letting go of old methods and becoming more open if they are to survive in the future.

JP Rangaswami speaks about how businesses will have to change, letting go of old methods and becoming more open if they are to survive in the future.

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JP Rangaswami

JP Rangaswami speaks about how businesses will have to change, letting go of old methods and becoming more open if they are to survive in the future.

Ian Goldin

Ian Goldin

Ian Goldin examines how our actions do not fit with the new global nature of the world, and suggests some institutional solutions for taking responsibility of the world.

Ian Goldin examines how our actions do not fit with the new global nature of the world, and suggests some institutional solutions for taking responsibility of the world.

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Ian Goldin

Ian Goldin examines how our actions do not fit with the new global nature of the world, and suggests some institutional solutions for taking responsibility of the world.

Charles Leadbetter

Charles Leadbetter

Author and political advisor Charles Leadbetter brings Futurefest to a close in a talk that spans across the two days to pluck out the major themes of the event.

Author and political advisor Charles Leadbetter brings Futurefest to a close in a talk that spans across the two days to pluck out the major themes of the event.

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Charles Leadbetter

Author and political advisor Charles Leadbetter brings Futurefest to a close in a talk that spans across the two days to pluck out the major themes of the event.

Andrew Blum

Andrew Blum

Andrew Blum talks about his journey to discover the material infrastructure needed to keep the internet running and what we’ll have to build as our online needs expand.

Andrew Blum talks about his journey to discover the material infrastructure needed to keep the internet running and what we’ll have to build as our online needs expand.

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Andrew Blum

Andrew Blum talks about his journey to discover the material infrastructure needed to keep the internet running and what we’ll have to build as our online needs expand.

Rohan Gunatillake

Rohan Gunatillake

Rohan Gunatillake argues that our networked devices don’t have to have a negative impact on our social and mental wellbeing- they can be harnessed to improve them.

Rohan Gunatillake argues that our networked devices don’t have to have a negative impact on our social and mental wellbeing – they can be harnessed to improve them.

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Rohan Gunatillake

Rohan Gunatillake argues that our networked devices don’t have to have a negative impact on our social and mental wellbeing – they can be harnessed to improve them.

Sadie Creese

Sadie Creese

Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Oxford, Sadie Creese talks about the increasing vulnerability of our systems and what we will need to do to protect them.

Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Oxford, Sadie Creese talks about the increasing vulnerability of our systems and what we will need to do to protect them.

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Sadie Creese

Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Oxford, Sadie Creese talks about the increasing vulnerability of our systems and what we will need to do to protect them.

Tom Kenyon

Tom Kenyon

Tom Kenyon talks about how education needs to change to take advantage of new digital technologies.

Tom Kenyon talks about how education needs to change to take advantage of new digital technologies.

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Tom Kenyon

Tom Kenyon talks about how education needs to change to take advantage of new digital technologies.

Drew Hemment

Drew Hemment

Drew Hemment considers how festivals allow people to participate in the future.

Drew Hemment considers how festivals allow people to participate in the future.

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Drew Hemment

Drew Hemment considers how festivals allow people to participate in the future.

Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom

Jumping between extremes, Nick Bostrom of the Oxford Martin School looks at the most optimistic and pessimistic visions of the future and asks if a ‘superintelligence’ is necessary to cope.

Jumping between extremes, Nick Bostrom of the Oxford Martin School looks at the most optimistic and pessimistic visions of the future and asks if a ‘superintelligence’ is necessary to cope.

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Nick Bostrom

Jumping between extremes, Nick Bostrom of the Oxford Martin School looks at the most optimistic and pessimistic visions of the future and asks if a ‘superintelligence’ is necessary to cope.

Ben Hammersley

Ben Hammersley

Technologist and writer Ben Hammersley talks about how outdated many nation’s borders are now and asks what criteria should be used to redraw them.

Technologist and writer Ben Hammersley talks about how outdated many nation’s borders are now and asks what criteria should be used to redraw them.

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Ben Hammersley

Technologist and writer Ben Hammersley talks about how outdated many nation’s borders are now and asks what criteria should be used to redraw them.

Vinay Gupta

Vinay Gupta

Disaster consultant Vinay Gupta asks if eco-tech and radical innovation could create a future where the rush to cities slows instead of increases?

Disaster consultant Vinay Gupta asks if eco-tech and radical innovation could create a future where the rush to cities slows instead of increases?

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Vinay Gupta

Disaster consultant Vinay Gupta asks if eco-tech and radical innovation could create a future where the rush to cities slows instead of increases?

Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong’s looks at the concept of ‘Next Nature’ and how we can base the technologies of the future on nature.

Rachel Armstrong’s looks at the concept of ‘Next Nature’ and how we can base the technologies of the future on nature.

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Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong’s looks at the concept of ‘Next Nature’ and how we can base the technologies of the future on nature.

Ruth Little

Ruth Little

The writer and co-founder of the Cape Farewell project talks about her experiences running expeditions with artists and scientists to areas affected by global warming.

The writer and co-founder of the Cape Farewell project talks about her experiences running expeditions with artists and scientists to areas affected by global warming.

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Ruth Little

The writer and co-founder of the Cape Farewell project talks about her experiences running expeditions with artists and scientists to areas affected by global warming.

Alex Fleetwood

Alex Fleetwood

Alex Fleetwood argues for gamespaces built to enable the easy creation and display of games.

Alex Fleetwood argues for gamespaces built to enable the easy creation and display of games.

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Alex Fleetwood

Alex Fleetwood argues for gamespaces built to enable the easy creation and display of games.

Andoni Luis Aduriz

Andoni Aduriz

The no. 3 chef in the world reflects on the evolution of cookery through history and predicts how it will change in the future.

The no. 3 chef in the world reflects on the evolution of cookery through history and predicts how it will change in the future.

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Andoni Aduriz

The no. 3 chef in the world reflects on the evolution of cookery through history and predicts how it will change in the future.

Marek Kohn

Marek Kohn

Marek Kohn presents his suggestion that Britain will escape fairly unscathed geographically from climate change but warns that the global impact will have just as catastrophic an effect on the UK.

Marek Kohn presents his suggestion that Britain will escape fairly unscathed geographically from climate change but warns that the global impact will have just as catastrophic an effect on the UK.

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Marek Kohn

Marek Kohn presents his suggestion that Britain will escape fairly unscathed geographically from climate change but warns that the global impact will have just as catastrophic an effect on the UK.

Alice Casey

Alice Casey

Nesta’s own Alice Casey on how digital collaboration is rising in both the developed and developing world.

Nesta’s own Alice Casey on how digital collaboration is rising in both the developed and developing world.

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Alice Casey

Nesta’s own Alice Casey on how digital collaboration is rising in both the developed and developing world.

Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

Economist Diane Coyle explains how our economic system is based on extreme short-termism, the costs of this approach and what needs to change.

Economist Diane Coyle explains how our economic system is based on extreme short-termism, the costs of this approach and what needs to change.

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Diane Coyle

Economist Diane Coyle explains how our economic system is based on extreme short-termism, the costs of this approach and what needs to change.

Bridget McKenzie

Bridget McKenzie

A consultant on digital strategy and the environment, Bridget talks about Bioliteracy and the importance of understanding our environment so that we can look after it better.

A consultant on digital strategy and the environment, Bridget talks about Bioliteracy and the importance of understanding our environment so that we can look after it better.

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Bridget McKenzie

A consultant on digital strategy and the environment, Bridget talks about Bioliteracy and the importance of understanding our environment so that we can look after it better.

Roberto Unger

Roberto Unger

Philosopher and teacher Roberto Unger beams in from across the Atlantic to talk about creating a religion of the future.

Philosopher and teacher Roberto Unger beams in from across the Atlantic to talk about creating a religion of the future.

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Roberto Unger

Philosopher and teacher Roberto Unger beams in from across the Atlantic to talk about creating a religion of the future.

Kathy Hinde

Kathy Hinde

Kathy Hinde talks about how animal imagery and noises can be incorporated into art, using her Bird Piano as an example.

Kathy Hinde talks about how animal imagery and noises can be incorporated into art, using her Bird Piano as an example.

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Kathy Hinde

Kathy Hinde talks about how animal imagery and noises can be incorporated into art, using her Bird Piano as an example.

Smari McCarthy and Francesca Bria

Smari McCarthy and Francesca Bria

A hacker activist and an academic come together.

A hacker activist and an academic come together.

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Smari McCarthy and Francesca Bria

A hacker activist and an academic come together.

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Alice Taylor

The toy maker and entrepreneur Alice Taylor takes us on a trip through the future of mass personalisation and toys of the future.

The toy maker and entrepreneur Alice Taylor takes us on a trip through the future of mass personalisation and toys of the future.

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Alice Taylor

The toy maker and entrepreneur Alice Taylor takes us on a trip through the future of mass personalisation and toys of the future.

Sir Martin Rees

Sir Martin Rees

The Astronomer Royal discusses mankind’s future and how we will have to adapt to take advantage of new possibilities.

The Astronomer Royal discusses mankind’s future and how we will have to adapt to take advantage of new possibilities.

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Sir Martin Rees

The Astronomer Royal discusses mankind’s future and how we will have to adapt to take advantage of new possibilities.

Halima Khan

Halima Khan

Halima Khan, Director of the Public Services Lab at Nesta, talks about what parts of the health system require innovation and how to accomplish it.

Halima Khan, Director of the Public Services Lab at Nesta, talks about what parts of the health system require innovation and how to accomplish it.

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Halima Khan

Halima Khan, Director of the Public Services Lab at Nesta, talks about what parts of the health system require innovation and how to accomplish it.

Tamar Kasriel

Tamar Kasriel

Futurologist Tamar Kasriel explains what tools and techniques individuals and organisations can use to avoid future-shock and make the most of new technologies.

Futurologist Tamar Kasriel explains what tools and techniques individuals and organisations can use to avoid future-shock and make the most of new technologies.

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Tamar Kasriel

Futurologist Tamar Kasriel explains what tools and techniques individuals and organisations can use to avoid future-shock and make the most of new technologies.

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Robin Ince

The comedian, bookworm, science fan and general all-round brainiac explains how the future is already here and full of the most blossomy blossoms.

The comedian, bookworm, science fan and general all-round brainiac explains how the future is already here and full of the most blossomy blossoms.

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Robin Ince

The comedian, bookworm, science fan and general all-round brainiac explains how the future is already here and full of the most blossomy blossoms.

Jaan Tallin

Jaan Tallin

Skype has made millions for its Co-founder, Jaan Tallin, and had a huge effect on the communications industry. Jaan talks about how Skype was ran to encourage innovation.

Skype has made millions for its Co-founder, Jaan Tallin, and had a huge effect on the communications industry. Jaan talks about how Skype was ran to encourage innovation.

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Jaan Tallin

Skype has made millions for its Co-founder, Jaan Tallin, and had a huge effect on the communications industry. Jaan talks about how Skype was ran to encourage innovation.

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Bertolt Meyer

‘Bionic Man’ Bertolt Meyer shares his experience of creating his own cyborg self, and looks ahead to a world where [...]

‘Bionic Man’ Bertolt Meyer shares his experience of creating his own cyborg self, and looks ahead to a world where the disabled will have an unfair advantage over ‘norms’.

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Bertolt Meyer

‘Bionic Man’ Bertolt Meyer shares his experience of creating his own cyborg self, and looks ahead to a world where the disabled will have an unfair advantage over ‘norms’.

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Nick Harkaway

Sci-Fi Nick Harkaway wants you to be wrong in glorious and unpredictable ways. The future, he argues, is made by those willing to explore the craziest ideas.

Sci-Fi Nick Harkaway wants you to be wrong in glorious and unpredictable ways. The future, he argues, is made by those willing to explore the craziest ideas.

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Nick Harkaway

Sci-Fi Nick Harkaway wants you to be wrong in glorious and unpredictable ways. The future, he argues, is made by those willing to explore the craziest ideas.

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Lily Cole

Social entrepreneur and model Lily Cole explores a new type of economy of the future – the giving economy.

Social entrepreneur and model Lily Cole explores a new type of economy of the future – the giving economy.

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Lily Cole

Social entrepreneur and model Lily Cole explores a new type of economy of the future – the giving economy.

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Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

The designer Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg explains the exciting new science of synthetic biology, including how to make edible cheese out of your own bacteria.

The designer Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg explains the exciting new science of synthetic biology, including how to make edible cheese out of your own bacteria.

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Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

The designer Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg explains the exciting new science of synthetic biology, including how to make edible cheese out of your own bacteria.

anab-jain

Anab Jain

The brilliant designer and futurologist takes us to a world where the NHS is now the National Insurance Service.

The brilliant designer and futurologist takes us to a world where the NHS is now the National Insurance Service.

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Anab Jain

The brilliant designer and futurologist takes us to a world where the NHS is now the National Insurance Service.

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Paul Mason

Journalist Paul Mason explores how we will organise ourselves in the future based on current trends.

The Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News explores how we will organise ourselves in the future as the battle between those who love hierarchies and those who love networks comes to a head.

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Paul Mason

The Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News explores how we will organise ourselves in the future as the battle between those who love hierarchies and those who love networks comes to a head.

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Mark Stevenson

The eternal optimist, author and stand-up argues that we need to renew our sense of wonder about the future.

The eternal optimist, author and stand-up argues that we need to renew our sense of wonder about the future.

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Mark Stevenson

The eternal optimist, author and stand-up argues that we need to renew our sense of wonder about the future.

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Peter Gregson

The expert cellist argues that the arts are an essential part of how the future is imagined and then made.

Peter Gregson, a technologist and an expert cellist, argues that the arts are an essential part of how the future is imagined and then made. Have a listen to his amazing recital too!

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Peter Gregson

Peter Gregson, a technologist and an expert cellist, argues that the arts are an essential part of how the future is imagined and then made. Have a listen to his amazing recital too!

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Mark Miodownik

The BBC presenter looks at the future of materials, including self-healing concrete and colour-changing buildings. He also gets his blowtorch out and burns stuff.

The BBC presenter looks at the future of materials, including self-healing concrete and colour-changing buildings. He also gets his blowtorch out and burns stuff.

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Mark Miodownik

The BBC presenter looks at the future of materials, including self-healing concrete and colour-changing buildings. He also gets his blowtorch out and burns stuff.