Venessa Miemis is a futurist and writer, exploring how social technologies are transforming communication, collaboration, and commerce in a network society.She is Executive Director for Contactcon, a participatory festival that highlights opportunities for new forms of peer-to-peer culture, governance, and collective action. Her recent projects include The Future of Facebook, a 6 part video series, and Open Foresight, a methodology for engaging experts and the public to create collaborative visions of the future together. She recently completed a Masters in Media Studies at the New School for Social Research. She authors the blog Emergent by Design.