About Creative Next
Creative Next is a podcast exploring the impact that automation driven by artificial intelligence will have on the future of creative work.
Creative Next is organized by seasons. Each 12 episode season focuses on a particular theme related to creative work. Season 1 is about Learning. It debuts with the launch of episodes 1-3 on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Then, for each of the following nine weeks, one episode will be released on Tuesday, with the final episode of the season releasing on Tuesday, April 23.
and more to come!
OUR FOUNDING SPONSORS
GoInvo, is a design practice dedicated to innovation in healthcare whose clients are as varied as AstraZeneca, 3M Health Information Services, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn more at goinvo.com.
A new kind of museum, Design Museum Foundation believes design can change the world. They’re online, nomadic, and focused on making design accessible to everyone. Their mission: bring the transformative power of design everywhere. You can learn about their exhibitions, events, magazine, and more at designmuseumfoundation.org
Asapurpose-driven rm,BIFis committed to bringing design strategy where it is needed most – health care, education, and public service to create value for our most vulnerable populations. To learn more and connect, visit them at www.bif.is.
Creative work is being disrupted by a seemingly unlikely source: automation. Thanks to advances in deep learning and arti cial intelligence, smart machines will signi cantly contribute to our creative work. This is a remarkable development. We need knowledge and guidance to prepare for and adapt to these advances.
Creative Next future-proofs designers, engineers, writers, researchers, and entrepreneurs to prepare for collaboration with smart machines, enabling us to positively transform your job and improve your life.
Optimistic about humanity and technology
Generous in sharing what we learn
Open-minded about our perspective
Diligent in seeking different views and insights
Vigilant about the future
Dirk Knemeyer – Producer
Dirk is a social futurist, helping to imagine and implement social systems that better humanity. His research on the human condition has taken him around the world, from North Korea to Nepal, and from an anti-immigration parade in Germany to meeting with a community leader in Ferguson, Missouri. Previously a design entrepreneur, he created successful technology companies in Silicon Valley, Boston, and his native Ohio.
Jonathan Follett – Producer
Jon is a writer, musician, and emerging tech researcher who is a principal at GoInvo, a design practice dedicated to innovation in healthcare. His published books include science ction novel “Marvin and the Moths” with Scholastic and “Designing for Emerging Technologies” with O’Reilly. He produces electronic dance music under the name Jonny Fallout.
Cynthia Lara – Art Director
Cynthia is a creative and entrepreneur who is a principal of Fenrir Studio, a Cancun, Mexico- based agency that offers design, marketing, and social media services. She is a trained designer and illustrator whose work, in addition for studio clients, is used in various applications such as games.
Michael Hermes – Audio Engineer
Michael is an audio engineer and composer and has engineered podcasts for over a decade including for the Idle Thumbs Network. He produces soundscapes and atmospheres under the name Hermbot; his latest album is Moonbase Alpha.
Elsie Escobar – Executive Producer
Elsie is a ten year plus veteran in the podcasting industry and inductee to the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame. Since 2007 she has worked for Libsyn, the leading podcast host and distribution network, where today she is their Community Manager and produces The Feed: The Of cial Libsyn podcast. She also co-runs She Podcasts, the largest women only Facebook group for podcasters and its podcast. She consults with podcasts of all sizes on strategy and development.
OUR SEASON 01 GUESTS
S01 E01 – Carie Little Hersh
Anthropology Teaching Professor, Northeastern University
S01 E02 – Tobi Bosede
Principal Engineer – Machine Learning, Capital One
S01 E03 – Leandro Agro
Executive Digital Director – Design Group Italia – San Francisco Bay Area
S01 E04 – Christopher Chabris
Cognitive Scientist and Professor
S01 E05 – Noam Brown
Computer and Research Scientist
S01 E06 – Ben Saxton
S01 E07 – Stephen Anderson
Head of Practice Development, Capital One
S01 E08 – Pam Pedersen
Principal of Innovations Early College High School
S01 E09 – Ben Nelson
Founder, Minerva Schools
S01 E10 – Vaidheeswaran Archana
Research Engineer, Saama Technologies
S01 E11 – Jessica Yung
Talent & Deal Scout, Backed VC
S01 E12 – Katja Grace
Head of AI Impacts
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