This video from B Corp is inspiring.
The video above was launched during and event called the Disruptive Innovation Festival, which is happening right now. It is a free, entirely online, festival that is run by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (full disclosure: I work there) for 3 weeks each year. Essentially, it is a collection of live studio interviews, podcasts and films (long and short) that explore anything related to technology, design, economics and innovation.
We are now in the 3rd and final week of the festival and there have been loads of properly interesting discussions! This one involved a studio guest melting glass and smashing mugs live in the studio and was absolutely riveting. And in this one I was in the host’s chair interviewing experts on the global food system to find out the likelihood of the world running out of food (turns out it probably won’t happen).
The video at the top of this post features my colleague, Joe Iles, in conversation with Azeem Azhar, author of the extremely popular weekly newsletter The Exponential View. For nearly an hour they wandered around an art gallery discussing the future of work and the impact of technology. Don’t let the time put you off, every minute of the discussion is interesting and engaging.
- I was completely absorbed by this fun interactive explainer of the madness of crowds!
- A chap called Gordon Brander has put together a catalogue of tools for thinking that includes everything from rules-of-thumb to tried and tested methodologies.
- According to Dezeen, drones are going to completely change our cities.
- So will car sharing.
- In case you need reminding, this is what the internet used to look like.
- This skyscraper scaling raccoon!
- Another interactive explainer, this time exploring the fundamental physics of sound.
- Expert explainers, Kurzgesagt, explore the idea of a universal basic income in this video.
- If you fancy a long read, this New York Times article examines the impact of austerity on the people of Britain.
- Words are powerful and Donald Trump has expertly turned them into weapons.
- This weekend the little island I call home, the Isle of Wight, hosts what was at one time the largest human gathering in the world – the Isle of Wight Festival. These photos capture the spirit of those early years.