J Paul Neeley
Director of Neeley Worldwide, Head of Design at Parlia and co-founder of the School of Critical Design
J. Paul is a designer and researcher based in London. His current design work explores the social, cultural, economic, and ethical implications of emerging technologies, designing speculative futures that help us engage with possibilities as a way of reframing and understanding anew our current state. His recent projects have focused on climate change, happiness, healthcare & wellbeing, self-quantification, future mobility, AI, synthetic biology, and issues of complexity and computational irreducibility in design and business. J. Paul consults in Service & Speculative Design at Neeley Worldwide with his current focus on Parlia, a company building an encyclopedia of the world's opinions to improve civil discourse and the winner of a Google DNI Grant. He also teaches at the School of Critical Design, an experimental design studio focused on critical issues facing humanity for the next 1,000 years. He runs Masamichi Souzou, an organisation working on the optimisation of happiness through the consideration of everything. Besides, He is a tutor in Service Design at the Royal College of Art, and he has guest lectured at Imperial College: Computer Science, RCA: Design Interactions, RISD, NYU: ITP, Köln International School of Design, and SVA: Design for Social Innovation.