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Andy Polaine

Offenburg, Germany

I am a freelance writer, designer and lecturer with over
130 published articles and chapters to my name. I write a
monthly column called Foreign Policy for Desktop
magazine in Australia and I have written for several other
magazines and newspapers.

In 1994 I co-founded an award-winning interactive
agency in the UK, Antirom, and have since gone on to be a
Senior Lecturer and Professor of new media in Australia
and Germany (where I now live).

I write about design, education and emerging cultural
forms, media and technologies. I often forecast trends
and am an able and entertaining public speaker. I have
travelled widely, lived in three different countries and
speak three languages (just about). I'm in the process of
finishing my PhD on the topic of play and interactivity. My
academic life is concerned with the future of education
and convening worldwide online collaborative projects
that deal with issues of ethics and social awareness
through creative means.

Alongside my non-fiction writing I am also working
through the second draft of a novel to prepare it for
submission to agents and publishers. When I have a spare
moment, I also write short stories.

You can visit me here: http://www.polaine.com/playpen/

Interests: Design, culture, new media, emerging technologies, education, eLearning, fiction, future trends, forecasting

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes