Michiel Schwarz is a cultural thinker, innovator and policy consultant working from Amsterdam and Berkeley. He has advised public organizations and has initiated a wide range of projects on global issues, sustainable futures, design strategies, media culture and innovation. In 2011 he published, with visual designer Joost Elffers Sustainism Is the New Modernism(DAP Distributed Art Publishers, New York: www.sustainism.com). Earlier publications include The Technological Culture andSpeed: Visions of an Accelerated Age. Michiel Schwarz can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.