We're a foresight company.
We identify future market opportunities and challenges in digital and virtual domains through research, analysis, and exploratory fiction.
We make sense of tomorrow, today.
Our work considers the challenges and opportunities that will emerge when new technology transforms society. We explore the space where the real and virtual environments converge.
The Virtual Economy - An exploratory deepdive
The Virtual Economy is a system of sophisticated platforms, fledgling marketplaces, skilled nixers, volatile assets, and ambitious pioneers that exist uniquely in virtual environments.
The Virtual Economy Technology Radar - An interactive map
This interactive visualisation features 54 key emerging technologies underpinning the Virtual Economy - their current capabilities, level of activity, likely trajectory, and research ecosystem.
Social Mobility in the Digital Age - How technology changes the dynamics of social mobility
This project explores the ways in which technology is constraining, facilitating and exacerbating issues with social mobility in developed capitalist democracies.
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Jul 15 2021
Anthony KellyDigital AnthropologyTechnologyCulture
Censorship by design: Emoji regulation and its implications on meaning
A tension exists between creativity and control, and it defines the relationship between users of digital technologies and the organisations that produce and manage them. This tension plays out on a variety of scales.Read more
Jul 8 2021
The future of education is continuous, gamified and adaptive
On its face, nothing could be further from that active-questions philosophy of education than the progressive use of technology in learning. Kenneth Koedinger, a professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), makes a passionate case to the contrary.Read more
Sep 25 2020
L'Atelier BNP Paribas
Video: Welcome to L'Atelier
Using synthetic media technology to tell the next chapter of L'Atelier.
May 18 2020
People are earning six-figure salaries in the virtual economy
Hundreds of thousands now earn a good living in a virtual economy immune to shutdown. Is this the future?
We are an interdisciplinary team of economists, journalists, scientists and researchers interested in the consequences of technological and societal change.