MTM EP 1 - Strategy in the Age of Internet Memes w/ Robert Bolton
Air Date: April 9, 2018
On the 1st episode of Mind To Make, I speak with friend and collaborator Robert Bolton. We talk about rap music's power to shape lyrical minds, how strategic foresight maps well onto being a musician, Robert's latest project From Later and what inspired it, as well as his love and respect for internet meme culture. Read Rob's bio below to get a more full picture of everything he's involved in.
Robert Bolton is a Canadian artist and strategist.
As Head of Foresight Studio at Idea Couture, Robert led interdisciplinary teams, using design thinking and foresight methods, to solve complex problems and generate brand, revenue, and profit growth for Fortune 500 clients.
In collaboration with Policy Horizons Canada, an innovation lab within the Government of Canada, Robert led the design of the board game, Impact, which is used to teach federal public servants the discipline of strategic foresight and encourages deliberate thinking about long-term future developments and uncertainties.
As a songwriter, Robert’s work has been featured in Warner Bros., MTV, CBS, A&E, CBC, and EA Sports productions. His work with Tanika Charles on her album, "Soul Run" earned a Juno nomination for Soul/R&B Recording of the Year 2017. Robert’s graphic narrative-poem, Orpheus was mounted at TEDxToronto and the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, Krazy: The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art. His latest work of song, Lonely Arcade, combines his passions for music and futures thinking.
Robert co-authored a perspective on policy, Biohackers: The Science, Politics, and Economics of Synthetic Biology, published in Innovations Journal (MIT Press, 2014). He was a National Science Foundation AoSL Innovation Fellow and holds a Masters of Arts in the Humanities from the University of Chicago.
Rob will performing as Arowbe on tour throughout Europe supporting Phèdre on the following dates...
04/09 BRUSSELS, CHAFF
04/10 LIÈGE, KulturA.
04/11 AMSTERDAM, WTF Queer Wednesday's Vrankrijk
04/12 PARIS, Supersonic
04/13 RENNES, Festival Treize