Mark Stevenson’s early career saw him mixing two jobs; one as an expert in both prime number cryptography and computer aided systems engineering (writing several very heavy, expensive books on these subjects as part of his tenure at an industry think-tank), the other fronting a pop band, enjoying brief notoriety in Japan, France and much to his surprise, Chile. The videos still embarrass him.
Today he combines two other (more related) careers – one as a successful writer/ comedian (writing for TV, radio and print) and another as a speaker and consultant on future narratives, institutional innovation, engineered serendipity and learning. He is co-founder and director of the cultural learning agency Flow Associates (working with cultural organisations internationally) and the science communication agency ReAgency. A new mobile project, engendering conversations and stimulating learning and direct action within an audience of 100 million users, The Age of Smart, is coming in 2011. Mark is a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.