Open-source foresight project on future media

2020 Media Futures is an ambitious, multi-industry strategic foresight project designed to understand and envision what media may look like in the year 2020; what kind of cross-platform Internet environment may shape our media and entertainment in the coming decade; and how our firms and organizations can take action today toward capturing and maintaining positions of national and international leadership.

Explore Scenarios for 2020

The four worlds at the corners of this matrix reflect contemporary hopes and anxieties within our media economy, articulating tensions between top-down and bottom-up, uncertain future of major media institutions like the CBC, and the role of big-name telcos in media infrastructure and distribution.


Review Research Findings

The 2020 Media Futures Trends Package developed by Suzanne Stein (Super Ordinary Lab, OCAD University) and Scott Smith (Changeist) presents thirty key trends for future books, magazines, music, film, TV, interactive, convergent, and transmedia.


Watch Industry Interviews

“One thing that may need to change is levels of funding in certain...legacy institutions.... There is less need for those things to be supported and more need for the monies that are spent supporting that extremely expensive infrastructure to be turned into research and development. I think we would find that there was a great deal more innovation in all aspects of content creation if there was more investment being put into content R&D.” –David Plant, Cameron Thomson Group