Category Archives: Events

The Downloadable Brain

I was really pleased to be asked to write a story for Cognitive Sensations’, The Downloadable Brain.

William Dreams was the result.

At the launch event I talked about the inspirations behind the story, including how the power of human dreaming, collaborations with A.I. rather than competition, and scenario planning for smart cities could coalesce in the future.


William Dreams is published by Cognitive Sensations and free to read.


Illustration by Gosmowdesign (2020)

Smart Health?

Recently, I wrote a story for the first in a CyberSalon series of interdisciplinary, technology and policy investigations through science-fiction storytelling.

The first was on health and it’s worth taking a look; you can read the summary, watch the event and read the stories.

Eva Pascoe, chair of CyberSalon, describes the four stories as: “ranging from Robo-Bot for Health Insurance app going tragically wrong (by Jule Owen), a food-whores brothel where people pay vagrants to eat the unhealthy food for them (by Stephen Oram), examining the case of elderly medical surveillance app gone rouge (Britta F Schulte), to being lured into swapping your health data for a rare chance to travel to space (Ben Greenaway).

Take a look, and have a think… what future do you want (to avoid)?

Stop Hate UK

I’m proud to be a contributor to Stop Hate UK’s 25th anniversary festival.

I chose to read Kept Apart from Biohacked & Begging and explain why before reading the story (and then a bit more after).

Please watch and share the video below and then donate to this important cause.


Artwork: from “Kept Apart” by Kim Hutson @batfacedartgirl