Hi, I’m Matt Webb.
- Here’s my blog. New thoughts weekly+.
2023: I’m available for product invention via my new boutique vehicle, Acts Not Facts. If you’re in we-need-to-figure-it-out mode, let’s chat (here are my interests). (Contact deets below.)
In 2022 I was CPO at a super early stage startup HQ’d in London, heading up design and product exploration in the multiplayer web.
Over 2020—2022, as a consultant, I was part of the editorial team on an internal publication with the Google AI group, bridging the research and product organisations.
(Here’s another old project with Google. I'm often in the exploration/invention space.)
Previously I was MD of two London startup accelerators with R/GA Ventures. Before that I was CEO and co-founder of the design studio BERG (here’s the public work). We invented new software products for clients, shipped our own consumer electronics, had work added to the permanent collection of the New York MoMA, got recognised by Fast Company as one of the world's most innovative companies, and span out a venture-backed Internet of Things platform startup.
More… I co-wrote Mind Hacks (Amazon/Amazon UK) which has been translated into seven languages. Way back when, in 2004, I worked at the BBC and set up their first podcast — we were the first national broadcaster to do so. My name is on three issued patents (six filed). I built an internet-connected vending machine to sell books. From time to time I give talks.
About the blog
I’ve been writing at Interconnected since February 2000. It’s my public notebook, and I use it to speculate about the future of technology, design, and society. That description makes it sound fancier than it is. Here are the top posts of 2022 of 96 published (also 2021; also 2020). Topics include software interface design and psychology; frozen heads; ideas about robots; etc.
Other places you can find me
- On Twitter, Mastodon, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
- I write short fiction from time to time: read The search for another intelligence (2017) and The Prompt Whisperer (2022).
- My not-recently-updated consultancy site: Mwie Ltd.
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