Live Talks Los Angeles event:
in conversation with Felicia Day
“Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything―Even Things that Seem Impossible Today”
at Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Los Angeles, CA 90010
$20 General Admission
$48 General Admission + Signed Book
and access to watch the virtual version of the event that airs on March 31 at 6pm PT, 9pm ET
You can purchase a virtual event only ticket here (also includes a signed book)
— Proof of fully vaccinated required to attend this event
— Face masks required to attend this event
A world-renowned future forecaster and game designer teaches us to envision the future before it arrives—and gives us the tools to help shape the world we want to live in.
Jane McGonigal is a future forecaster and designer of reality games created to improve real lives and solve real problems. She is also the author of two New York Times bestselling books, Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World (2011) and SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully (2016), and her TED talks on how gaming can improve our lives have more than 15 million views. She is the Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future, a non-profit research group in Palo Alto, California, currently teaches the course “How to Think Like a Futurist” at Stanford University, and is the lead instructor for the Institute for the Future’s series on the Coursera platform.
Felicia Day is an actor, producer, writer and streamer. She has written two New York Times bestselling books. She streams on Twitch weekly, has three podcasts, and writes a bi-weekly newsletter “Felicitations!” (on Substack.) She recently recurred on the CW show Supernatural, and the SyFy series The Magicians. She is best known for her work in the web video world. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s SingAlong Blog, which was ranked in the “Top 10 Best TV of 2008” by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine and won an Emmy in 2009. She also created and starred in the seminal web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons. The Guild won numerous awards for web video excellence, garnering a PGA nomination for best web series. She expanded the brand into numerous merchandizing opportunities, including a hit comic book series with Dark Horse Comics. Recently, costume and props from the show were admitted to the Smithsonian American History collection as examples of early web media pioneering.
“Jane McGonigal is unusually adept at anticipating events that most of us can’t even fathom. In this eye-opening, actionable book, she teaches you how to widen your peripheral vision, extend your imagination farther into the future, and conceive of the inconceivable.” —Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
The COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most disruptive events in human history, has made it more challenging than ever to feel prepared, hopeful, and equipped to face the future with optimism. How do we map out our lives when it feels impossible to predict what the world will be like next week, let alone next year or next decade? What we need now are strategies to help us recover our confidence and creativity in facing uncertain futures.
In Imaginable, Jane McGonigal draws on the latest scientific research in psychology and neuroscience to show us how to train our minds to think the unthinkable and imagine the unimaginable. She invites us to play with the provocative thought experiments and future simulations she’s designed exclusively for this book, with the goal to:
- Build our collective imagination so that we can dive into the future and envision, in surprising detail, what our lives will look like ten years from now
- Develop the courage and vision to solve problems creatively
- Take actions and make decisions that will help shape the future we desire
- Access “urgent optimism,” an unstoppable force within each of us that activates our sense of agency
Imaginable teaches us to be fearless, resilient, and bold in realizing a world with possibilities we cannot yet imagine—until reading this transformative, inspiring, and necessary book.