Frances King

Ideas Editor, Quartz

Georgia is an editor and facilitator born in Melbourne, Australia, and based in New York. Currently the ideas editor at Quartz and formerly the editor of Kinfolk magazine, she has fused her background in lifestyle journalism with her passion for emerging science and technology. Georgia brings a quality-of-life focus to the future’s most pressing topics and translates dense, academic subjects into engaging content. She has edited New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling books, concepted innovative digital projects, and led award-winning teams of journalists and designers. She often jokes that she makes intelligent people more intelligible. Georgia is also a public speaker, workshop facilitator, and panel moderator. She’s spoken about blockchain at the UN, MC’d the AI stage at Web Summit, and talked about evolutionary psychology at Creative Mornings. She is a member of the WEF’s Future of Computing council, focusing on quantum computing and the long-term impact of supercomputing on both industry and society.

I am most excited to work on projects that… can bring the future to the present, and then encourage the public to be involved in the tomorrow they want to create.

I am looking for partners that can help me… Rather, I am looking for partners I can help! I love working with visionary leaders to translate their ideas, refine their messages, and package them for different audiences of stakeholders.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… when I can find a way to turn awareness into action.

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… include brain-computer interfaces, practical applications of augmented reality, and new genetic technologies—and how these advances can help the communities who could benefit from them the most, not just the wealthy elite.