I am a graduate of the Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation program at the Ontario College of Art and Design. My fellow students and I helped businesses and organizations re-design their priorities, operations and communications. As part of my education, I worked with and developed prospective solutions for the Toronto International Film Festival, Corus Entertainment and ReThink Breast Cancer. The foresight scenario I wrote for thesis, on the future of border security, was featured at BoingBoing.net.
I’ve also provided professional consultation or communications assistance to the following companies:
Recently, I worked on the 2020 Media Futures project on the needs of Ontario’s creative and entertainment cluster, and the PLAYPR project on the future of gameplay, performance and storytelling. Both projects involve horizon scanning, trends analysis, and scenario development. In my work I have facilitated foresight workshops, made presentations, written reports, developed communications and conducted research. (A writer’s work is never done.)
For perspective, here is a piece I wrote for Tor.com about the influence of science fiction on my work, and the differences between my work in foresight and in fiction.
I’ve also written about this subject at BoingBoing.net, in a post titled SF vs. SF.