Denis Rivin allows himself to be consumed by critical optimism encouraged by the astonishing opportunities that exponential technologies expose.
Denis has a background in art history from Copenhagen University and embodies the learning-by-doing approach to life. He ventured into cultural entrepreneurship at an early age and worked with such different fields as poetry slam, publishing, managing bands, organizing concerts, and curating exhibitions, activism and performative happenings. Then Denis started appreciating the man-made cosmos that the Internet is.
Increasingly preoccupied with the public’s ability to organise and address local and global challenges through technological advancements, Denis turned his attention to future studies and enrolled at the IT University of Copenhagen. Within months he founded his first startup and got in touch with the most progressive entrepreneurial environments in the world, rapidly expanding his vision and mindset.
Having achieved substantial understanding of the imminent technological development, it has become a crucial concern of Denis’ to communicate these insights to the public. Because ultimately, he believes that we should all see the future and our world for what it is – extraordinarily within reach for us to shape.
Futurist, art historian and entrepreneur. Associate partner at DareDisrupt. Founder of public education platform Of Course Off Course and co-founder of think tank Nordic Bildung.
Denis talks on Exponential Mindset, Future of Education, Mass Collaboration and Critical Optimism.