Sue Thomas

life nature technology


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Consultancy, Speaking and Writing

I’ve written six books, numerous articles and chapters, and given talks and workshops in many countries including China, India, Russia, France, Australia, Canada and the USA. Most of my presentations have been in person but I’ve also presented online. I have extensive experience of running workshops and managing projects, both online and offline.

The topic I’m asked to speak about most often is the research behind my book  ‘Technobiophilia: nature and cyberspace‘.  I talk about the connections between nature and our wired lives, and about practical ways to benefit from these synergies through biophilic design and digital well-being. I’m especially interested in developing workshops to explore and experiment with these ideas. Find out more about this ongoing research at my blog and my personal website.

Recent collaborations and appearances

  • Member of the EU Cyberparks Network “Fostering knowledge about the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies and Public Spaces supported by strategies to improve their use and attractiveness”
  • Beyond Balance: How digital technologies are affecting our work, our homes, and everything in between.  Savoy Place London, Jun 2016.
  • Biomimicry and Future Cities, Bristol Festival of the Future City, Nov 2015
  • Technobiophilia: soothing our connected minds and easing our wired lives, Biophilic Cities Network Webinar, May 2015
  • Art, landscape and health – Biophilia Film Channel & Drawing Inspiration, Keynote, Dorset County Hospital, Jan 2015
  • Technobiophilia Hackathon – apps and wearables connecting you to nature. Rio de Janeiro, Online, Oct 2014
  • Technobiophilia: stories of nature in the wired world, Keynote, Brunel University/University of Westminster, June 2014

Transliteracy and Transdisciplinarity

I also speak on transliteracy, the unifying approach to literacy which was developed at De Montfort University and has enabled readers, writers, librarians and scholars to take a contextual approach to literacy past, present and future. More broadly, I have found that my experience of conceiving and managing transformational projects is useful to institutions engaged in supporting innovation and transdisciplinarity. Examples of my work in this area include the Institute of Creative Technologies, the Transdisciplinary Common Room, and Amplified Leicester with its partner project Vision 2020.

More at my personal website

Contact Me

If you have an interesting project which could use my expertise, do get in touch!

For more information and rates, please contact me.

Sue Thomas at FutureEverything 2011 – Why Geeks Go Camping and Other Brushes with Nature from Littlestar on Vimeo.

“You are an adventurous explorer who comes back from your explorations to inspire others.” (Howard Rheingold, writer, critic and teacher, Mill Valley, California.)

Virtual Futures, Warwick University. 2011

Virtual Futures, Warwick University. 2011

“Brilliantly original, inspirational to work with, Sue stimulates new ideas with vision and true originality. If you have the chance to work with her grab it with both hands, you won’t regret it !” (Sue Tilley, Head of Inward Investment, Prospect Leicestershire.)

Vision 2020, Leicester 2010.

Vision 2020, Leicester 2010.

“Sue Thomas is a creative and visionary thinker who established transliteracy with a collaborative team of interdisciplinary colleagues. The impact of her work in this area is profound.” (Tom Mackey, Dean, Center for Distance Learning, SUNY Empire State College, New York.)

Institute for the Future, Palo Alto, 2007.

Institute for the Future, Palo Alto, 2007.

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