WRITING

I began my career as a journalist in California, where I won awards for feature, commentary and investigative writing. I have written journalism and essays consistently since then and have also published two books, Lost in Space and The Emissary, which you can buy via all the usual online sources. Some journalism and essay highlights are playfully presented on this page.

In recent years, I’ve taken my writing in new directions that more closely connect with my  work in Facilitation and through Nimble Fish.  Through what I’ll call organisational ‘impact’ writing, I help positioning ideas, projects, research and people in the public eye through writing. To date, I’ve done this kind of writing for the London School of Economics and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I’ve also begun to write and edit learning resources that focus on helping teachers harness the power of arts and creativity. Recent projects include the Tate Year 3 Project, an epic school-driven artwork created by Turner Prize winning artist (and Oscar winning director) Steve McQueen that will premiere at Tate Britain in 2019.

The Immortals’ Club

I've come close more than once to writing a book about the sociology and science behind radical life extension, aka living forever. This and the Better Humans essay were attempts to work through some of the key ideas and players. New Scientist...

Hay Festival

If you click here, you can listen to a podcast of my talk on Lost in Space at the 2004 Hay Festival. If you listen very closely, you'll occasionally hear my daughter, then two years old, calling out, 'Daddy'. Always good to have at least one fan in the audience......

Microsoft Research Video

A video of a talk to Microsoft Research in Seattle, on Lost in Space and SETI - useful as a portal to my lost youth if nothing...