Future(s) of Work and Play

Global discourse around technology adoption tends to focus on the future of the workplace and labour forces, especially after the pandemic-driven shift to online, remote, and AI-driven workmodes. This is an essential conversation, but in isolation, it might limit our understanding of the social harms or the generative potentials of new technologies.

Future(s) of Work and Play re-imagines and reinvigorates our understandings of the ways technology can influence and shape our future in work, leisure, entertainment, storytelling, social participation, and more. Explore all FoWP content here.

Case Study The Future of Work and Play in Asia

From December 5th through 7th, 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand, The Future(s) of Work and Play workshop was held by the Digital Asia Hub and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Political Dialogue Asia. This workshop brought together experts across industries and disciplines to explore the future of digital technology through the concepts of play and work

This report draws on the questions and content generated from the workshop in order to articulate predictive findings about the future of work in play in Asia, as well as questions for further research and exploration. This report presents three broad case studies as a method for exploring the potential future of digital technology and how it will shape the relationship between work and play.

Reading List

From video games and dating apps, to algorithmic biases and the geopolitics of the metaverse, ponder the future with us through our curated reading list.

Future(s) of Work and Play Workshop: Dec 5-7, 2022

On December 5-7, a group of academics, futurists, artists, and builders, joined us for our Future(s) of Work and Play workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more here.

More information about the workshop, including participant profiles, can be found on the dedicated Notion site here.

Lighting Talk Gallery

Review detailed summaries of the topics covered during our Dec 5-7, 2022, workshop here.