Dr Stuart Candy
Experiential futurist, educator, artist and designer
Dr Stuart Candy is an experiential futurist, educator, artist and designer. Originally from Adelaide, he is Director of Situation Lab and Associate Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work aims to increase collective foresight capacity using diverse media, games and live interventions, and it has appeared in museums, festivals, conferences, and city streets, on the Discovery Channel, and in the pages of The Economist and Wired.
With a background including history and law, Stuart has spent over a decade leading the development of new thinking and methods in foresight, and bringing them to organisations, learners, and audiences around the world. Recent project partners include UNESCO, UNDP, Oxford University, IDEO, Interface, the Sydney Opera House, SingularityU Global Summit, the National Film Board of Canada, and Dubai's Museum of the Future.
Stuart is co-creator of the award-winning imagination game The Thing From The Future, and writer of The Sceptical Futuryst blog. He currently serves on the Foresight Advisory Board of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Switzerland), and is a Fellow of The Long Now Foundation (USA), as well as the recently opened Museum of Tomorrow (Brazil).
Futurist and design professor Stuart Candy will open the three-day State History Conference with a public talk, "The Future Lies Behind".
What will we do if no one is coming? Will we act intentionally to co-create the future for South Australia that we desire or will we sleep-walk into the future?...