The Future Lab with Lee Schneider

This week on the FutureX Podcast, you’ll meet Matt Gemmell, a writer of thriller, horror, and suspense novels. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife Lauren, their son Calum, and a labradoodle named Whisky. Matt first tried his hand at writing stories when he was in his early teens. Writing had to wait for a while as he got a degree in Computing Science and then had a successful career as a software engineer for Apple and other companies. He also released software of his own. 

When it was time to try novel-writing again, Matt started with techno thrillers, and has since developed a large body of work. We talk about building a community for Matt’s writing online, and we discuss the benefits of Mastodon. 

Creators & Guests

Lee Schneider
Artistic Director of FutureX.Studio
Matt Gemmell

What is The Future Lab with Lee Schneider?

What if we simply stopped trying to predict the future, based on various passive indicators, and simply seized the future as ours, and shaped it into what we need it to be?

Upcoming seasons of the podcast will cover how to envision cities in the future so that they, and we, evolve and thrive.

Past seasons of the podcast have covered indie publishing and book marketing. The episodes are an open conversation about how to create online communities that are diverse, welcoming, and safe. In each episode, Lee Schneider interviews a platform creator, an author, or publisher about their projects and the communities they are building online.