Play and immersion in virtual worlds
Freelance author, consultant, game writer and theorist
Through increasingly sophisticated digital play we are interacting with technology more intimately than ever before: smart phones are only the beginning. Technology that knows who we are and what we're like is imminent, and will transform everything from the classroom to the high street.
Tom Chatfield has designed, written and consulted for games and media companies including Google, Mind Candy, VCCP, Preloaded, Grex, Red Glasses and Intervox. His first book FUN INC. was published last year. His next book, on Digital Ideas, is due to be published in 2012.
A former senior editor at Prospect magazine, he has a doctorate from St. John's College, Oxford, and writes widely in the national press, including for the Observer, Independent, Sunday Times, Wired, New Statesman, Evening Standard and Times Literary Supplement, and the site Boing Boing. He has spoken on technology, media and gaming at forums including TED Global and TED@Cannes, the House of Commons, the RSA, the ICA, Authors@Google, and the World IT Congress.