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  1. YANSS 227 – How games can teach us how to see the future coming so we can feel ready for anything

    From Publishers Weekly: “Futurist and game designer McGonigal delivers an illuminating look at how imagining the future can help to change one’s own life while making a difference in the world. … Expertly blending practical advice and big-picture thinking, this is a stimulating guide to preparing for the future. Readers will be inspired to put their imaginations to use.” Get your copy of Imaginable and upgrade your imagination now. And another rave, from Kirkus Review: “A fascinating book about how the future does not have to be an undiscovered country…. Some of the games she describes are for individuals, and some are for groups; the latter can be useful for team bonding, generating ideas, and, of course, having fun. The author includes a number of scenarios as the basis of gaming and discussion, but many readers will find that making up their own is even more enjoyable and productive. A wealth of interesting ideas combined with practical guidance for new thinking.”

    Jane McGonigal, PhD, is a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games — or, games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems.

    She believes game designers are on a humanitarian mission — and her #1 goal in life is to see a game developer win a Nobel Peace Prize.

    She is a two-time New York Times bestselling author: Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully.

    Her TED talks on how games can make a better world and the game that can give you 10 extra years of life, are among the all-time most popular TED talks, and have more than 15 million views.

    She is best known as the inventor and co-founder of SuperBetter, a game that has helped more than a million players tackle real-life health challenges such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. SuperBetter’s effectiveness in treating depression and concussion recovery has been validated in clinical trial and randomized controlled studies, and is used by professional athletes, children’s hospitals, substance recovery clinics and campus health centers worldwide. Since 2018, the SuperBetter app has been evaluated independently in multiple peer-reviewed scientific articles as the most effective app currently in the app store for treating depression and anxiety, and chronic pain, and for having the best evidence-based design for health behavior change.

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  2. Monocle: Meet The Writers: Nicholas Jubber

    Nicholas Jubber is a travel writer, journalist and award-winning author. He speaks to Georgina Godwin about his fifth book, ‘The Fairy Tellers’, which offers a fresh perspective on some of our most well-known stories and recounts their provenance for the contemporary reader. Filled with adventure, tragedy and real-world magic, this bewitching book uncovers the strange lives behind the strangest of tales.

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  3. The Futures Archive S1E8: Daruma Doll

    What do your possessions say about you? Which ones speak the loudest? On this episode of The Futures Archive Lee Moreau and Sarah Nagle Parker discuss Daruma dolls and the importance of objects to people and design research.

    With additional insights from Hiroko Yoda, Dori Tunstall, and Daria Loi.

    Lee asked Sarah to tell us about an in-depth project researching people where she tracked the relationship between the objects that people have around them: When I was with the innovation team we created the Advanced Mountain Kit for North Face. We spent a year with athletes at the top of their game—climbers that can climb the highest peaks in the world. These are the type of athletes that know exactly what their pack and everyting in their kit weighs. They were cutting toothbrushes down to an inch, that type of stuff. But there are always these things that they had with them that reminded them of home or the people that they love. These things weighed more than they needed it to weigh, but they had really significant stories. Lee Moreau is President of Other Tomorrows, a design and innovation consultancy based in Boston, and a Lecturer in MIT’s D Minor program.

    Sarah Nagle Parker is a Design research leader and Senior Director of Insights and Design Thinking, Venture Foundry at VF Corporation.

    Daria Loi is the Head of Innovation at Avast, was recognized as one of Italy’s 50 most inspiring women in tech, and is the principal at Studio Loi.

    Dr. Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall is Dean of Design at OCAD University. She is a design anthropologist and advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design.

    Hiroko Yoda is co-founder of AltJapan Co., Ltd, a Tokyo based photographer, and author of Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide.

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  4. Monocle: The Entrepreneurs Eureka 272: Masterclass

    David Rogier is the CEO and founder of Masterclass, the online learning platform on which a host of global leaders and celebrities teach their craft. From Martin Scorsese offering tips on film-making to Malala Yousafzai discussing how to drive change, and Ringo Starr teaching you how to play the drums, the video lessons are created as a celebration of learning. Rogier spoke to Monocle’s Tomos Lewis about what they’ve discovered about the way in which people learn.

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  5. Monocle on Culture: Iceland’s art scene

    While many galleries and museums are still closed across Europe, we head to Iceland – where coronavirus cases are low, arts centres are open and the government’s interest in visual art is growing – to see how the past year has affected its scene. Kimberly Bradley meets various artists, directors and designers, including Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir at the opening of her new show, to talk about Iceland’s art history and its future.

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  6. Monocle on Culture: The Power of Sound: Ben and Max Ringham

    Brothers Ben and Max Ringham are known for their immersive, 3D sound design for theatre shows such as ‘Blindness’ at the Donmar Warehouse last year, and ‘Anna’ at the National Theatre. They tell us about the power of binaural sound, how it can transport an audience through different scenes, and how they use everyday objects to build up sonic atmospheres.

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  7. Monocle: The Entrepreneurs Craven Dunnill Jackfield

    Simon Howells is the managing director of Craven Dunnill Jackfield, a company that has been making handmade ceramic tiles to decorate public spaces, homes and hospitality establishments since it was founded in 1872. On the eve of its 150th anniversary, Howells discusses some of the company’s many projects, including dozens of London Underground stations, the Houses of Parliament and the food Hall at Harrods.

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  8. Monocle: Big Interview AC Grayling

    Philosopher and author AC Grayling is one of the foremost thinkers of our time. He is founder of and master at the New College of the Humanities and has written and edited more than 30 books. He sat down with Monocle’s Georgina Godwin to talk religion, humanism and the role ethics can play in our lives, electoral reform and more. All of which are discussed in his latest book, ‘The Good State: On the Principles of Democracy’.

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