Dr Tom Chatfield (@TomChatfield) is a British writer, broadcaster and tech philosopher. The author of six books exploring digital culture – most recently Live This Book! (Penguin), How to Thrive in the Digital Age (Pan Macmillan) and Netymology (Quercus) – his work has appeared in over two dozen territories and languages. He also creates and designs content for games, apps and interactive media, including the award-winning game The End.
As a consultant and designer, Tom is interested in improving our experiences of digital technology, and in better understanding its use in policy, education and engagement. He’s currently a Visiting Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute, where he is researching a book on critical thinking. Past collaborators include Google, the BBC, Channel 4 Education, Mind Candy, Shift, Flamingo London, Six to Start, Preloaded, Firefish, Future Lab, Sense Worldwide, SAGE Publications, Sugru and Allianz.
Tom is currently technology and media advisor to Agathos LLP; a faculty member at London’s School of Life; a Master’s Committee member at the Economics Research Council; a past guest faculty member at the Said Business School, Oxford; and a senior expert at the Global Governance Institute.
He speaks and broadcast around the world on technology, the arts and media. Appearances include TED Global and the Cannes Lions Festival; authors@Google; the World Congress on Information Technology; Science Foo Camp; Intelligence Squared; the Houses of Parliament; Aspen Seminars for Leaders; and venues ranging from the Sydney Opera House to the Googleplex.
A launch columnist for the BBC’s worldwide technology site, BBC Future, he writes and commentate widely in the international media, as well as guest lecturing at universities in the UK and Europe. Appearances include BBC One Breakfast, BBC Two Newsnight, BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and the World Service, and others ranging from NPR and ABC to Radio New Zealand.
He is managed by Chartwell for speaking, and United Agents for writing and broadcasting. When not working, he plays jazz piano and drinks too much coffee.