Tom Chatfield



Tom Chatfield is a leading writer and thinker on technology and digital culture, and has consulted for firms ranging from Google and Teach for All to SAGE and Mind Candy.
A prolific author, Tom's books have been published in over a dozen languages and include: How to thrive in the Digital Age (2012), which explores what our newly 'wired lives' are, for better or worse, doing to our minds; 50 digital ideas you really need to know (2011), which navigates the muddy world of internet concepts and mechanics; Activism or Slacktivism? (2011), which explores the potential disruptions and limits of digital campaigning; and Fun Inc: Why games are the 21st century's most serious business (2010), which explores what the worlds of business and culture can learn from video games.
His book Netymology (2013), explores the language of the internet, telling the remarkable stories behind the terms and technologies that define our present.
A TED Global speaker and faculty member at Alain de Botton's School of Life in London, Tom lectures and broadcasts internationally, and is a regular on BBC radio and television. His contributions also regularly appear in print media such as the Independent, Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, New Statesman, Prospect, New Scientist, Wired, Aeon and the TLS.
Tom is a cutting edge thinker on how the internet is fundamentally changing society, business and politics. As well as discussing the broader philosophical issues presented by the digital age, he is also expert in the practical opportunities the internet offers for businesses. 

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