#039 Anab Jain - Curating the Future by On The Edge

In this conversation I connected with Anab Jain who is a designer, futurist, filmmaker and educator.

As Co-founder and Director of Superflux - the multi-award winning design agency - they translate future uncertainty into present day choices

Over the last 15 years, Anab has gained international recognition for her work and commentary on design, innovation, emerging technologies and complex futures. She is the recipient of many, many awards.

She has delivered talks and keynotes at several conferences including TED, MIT Media Lab and MOMA’s to name but three.

In addition, Anab was appointed Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2016, where she leads the Design Investigations (ID2) Program.

In this conversation we talked about how and why we think about the future is all wrong. In particular we talked about:

  1. Who or what gives you hope for the future?

  2. How do you translate future uncertainty into present day choices?

  3. What is human exceptionalism, and why are you calling time on it?

So I started out by asking her, why do you not like to make predictions about the future? Enjoy!