Stuart Candy, a.k.a. the sceptical futuryst, is a consulting futurist, educator, and transmedia producer. He is currently Foresight + Innovation Leader for the Australasia region at the global design firm ARUP, and has brought his unique perspective as a foresight practitioner to diverse settings: facilitating workshops for Singularity University, the TED Conference, and the Sydney Opera House; consulting on Wired magazine’s back-page feature ‘Found: Artifacts from the Future’; serving as Game Master on the Institute for the Future’s award-winning forecasting game Superstruct; and advising the ‘Future We Want’ project for the upcoming United Nations Rio+20 summit.
Dr Candy has lectured at venues including UC Berkeley, New York University, and the Royal College of Art, and created the popular Strategic Foresight course in the Design Strategy MBA at California College of the Arts. He holds degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Melbourne, and earned his Ph.D. in the futures studies program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, for groundbreaking work on experiential futures, an emerging practice blending foresight and design to produce immersive encounters with possible worlds. He is an Executive Board member of the World Futures Studies Federation, and in 2006, became the first Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation in San Francisco, a unique cultural organisation dedicated to fostering long-term thinking and responsibility.