The Round Table
The potential of future cities is explored in this round table discussion, featuring futurist Adah Parris, visionary Håkan Schildt, writer Leigh Alexander and social entrepreneur Jean Rose, each of whom bring their unique insights into the debate.
By Leigh Alexander
“Our crown Jules,” sang Clarice, her face popping up suddenly in the workstation display. “Deadline day tomorrow, huh? Can’t wait to see what you’re gonna come up with!”
Julia didn’t like being called Jules, especially by Clarice from the West Coast office. Most Junimo animators worked at a state-of-the-art home station like Julia’s, an uneasy collaboration with the West Coasters, continually connected across multiple displays.
“Can’t wait to see what you’re going to come up with too,” replied Julia anxiously, forcing the corners of her mouth up. On her desk sat a small, pyramid-shaped virtual assistant and its little blue light indicated when her colleagues could see her…