by Institute for the Future (IFTF) SEO Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
What does it take to design new worlds and tell powerful stories about possible futures? On July 16, 2020, IFTF’s Director of Game Research and Development Jane McGonigal hosted a free, public-facing webinar with guest Leah Zaidi, master storyteller and founder of the strategic foresight consultancy Multiverse Design to hear some of Leah Zaidi’s most surprising recent forecasts on the future of love technology and the future of work, as she unpacked the process of how she created them. Leah gave an up-to-date look at how the possible long-term consequences of our global COVID-19 response are changing and playing out differently in different parts of the world. Jane and Leah also explored the connections between game design and the seven foundations of worldbuilding, inspired by how science fiction writers imagine and communicate new possibilities.