Tim is an author and speaker who began working life as founder of one of the first video stores in Melbourne, back when VHS was cutting edge technology. He received a PhD in Communications and has lived in London and Washington DC, and in the US. He became interested in online technologies as agents of social change. He was an early political blogger and wrote a seminal text (The New Front Page) on the changes wrought to journalism by digitisation. He has subsequently written two other books (Why The Future Is Workless and The Future of Everything). He is committed to the idea of bottom-up democratic reform and his writing reflects that commitment. His most recent book is an edited volume (with Elise Klein and Jennifer Mays), Implementing Basic Income in Australia.