About Centaur Labs


Centaur Labs is edited by Michell Zappa. I am currently based in Porto, Portugal, and fascinated by exploring possible futures.

Centaur Labs is a space for fellow futurists and technologists to expose their ideas through a regular interview format. The questions are still being formulated, but I hope to launch the series sometime in 2023.


Futurist, information designer and founder. Work aims to illustrate the implications of accelerating change and facilitate a higher level of awareness about our relationship to technology.

Founded Envisioning, technology foresight institute, in 2011 after publishing a series of speculative infographics. Has supported development since day one. Devised initial methodologies and research frameworks. Currently responsible for partnerships.

Collaborated on projects on all continents. He is a public speaker technology strategy consultant. Works with public institutions, companies and academia. Work featured in WIRED and TASCHEN.

Lectures about technological transformation. Responsible for the technology thinking module at THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam. Member of the Association of Professional Futurists and World Future Society. Holds BA in Communications.

Born in Stockholm, raised in São Paulo. Has lived in six countries and worked in over 30. Oversaw design and platform development at Trendwatching in London and Amsterdam before launching Envisioning.

Michell cares intensely about our future and encourages people to do the same.

Through his work, he helps people prepare for and build better futures.


I occasionally agree to speaking engagements for both public and private events. Compensation will vary based on the nature of the customer and event, as well as the topic. I do not do any consulting at this time. Ideal topics are in-line with the topics covered here on Centaur Labs, although tailored topics can be negotiated.