FutureEverything Fireside Chats are a series of intimate, exploratory conversations with internationally renowned artists, designers, thinkers and business leaders from across the FutureEverything Festival programme. They offer an opportunity for a more in depth, nuanced exploration of the work and ideas of captivating festival guests. Hosts include Luke Turner, editor of The Quietus.

Matt Adams is an artist, and one of the founders of Blast Theory, an adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. He has taught widely on performance, new media and interdisciplinary practice at institutions such as the Royal College of Art, the Australian Network for Art and Technology and Pace University in New York. He is a Visiting Professor at the Central School of Speech and Drama and is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter. He is a member of the South East Area Council for Arts Council England and is on the Board of Trustees for Lighthouse.