- The Energy Water Food Stress Nexus
- Unsustainable Fishing
- Keeping pace with a digital revolution
- Global health in the 21st Century
- Adapting to an urban future
- Educating for tomorrow
- Digital technology in Africa
- Persistent poverty in Britain
- Can the UK ever be sustainable?
- Plastic pollution in the oceans
- Natural disasters: how to improve?
- Not In My Back Yard
- Digital Divide in the UK?
- Importing goods, exporting drought?
- Britain’s ageing population
- Engineering our climate
- The future shape of Capitalism
- Migration: skills and the job market
- Razing the Rainforest
- London under water
- Concreting the countryside
- Future of low carbon energy
- Africa in the 21st Century
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INTERVIEW: Tom Chatfield
Tom Chatfield is a British writer and commentator. He is the author of four books exploring digital culture – most recently How to Thrive in the Digital Age (May 2012, Pan Macmillan) as part of a new series in association with the School of Life. His work has appeared in over a dozen territories and languages.
His 2010 book on the culture of video games, Fun Inc, was published by Virgin Books in the UK and Pegasus in the US. In July 2011, Activism or Slacktivism? – looking at new media, protest and the future of politics – was published by Vintage Digital. And 50 Digital Ideas You Really Need to Know was first published by Quercus in September 2011.
Tom is especially interested in the interactions between media, culture and public life, and in improving people’s experiences of technology in education, politics and art. As a writer and consultant, I’ve worked with companies including Google, Teach For All, Mind Candy, BBC Worldwide, We Are What We Do, Channel 4 Education, Six to Start, VCCP, Red Glasses and Intervox.
He has worked as a writer and consultant with companies including Google and Mind Candy, and spoken at forums including TED Global and the World IT Congress. Tom also writes a fortnightly column for the BBC.