Columnist for The Observer, Musician, Producer
The evolution of culture and the importance that a unified cultural connection has for producing innovative ideas are among the central themes covered in keynote speeches by Brian Eno.
As a visual artist and musician, the speaker articulates the role that the arts have on perceptions of self and the advancement of society.
After graduating from Essex's Colchester Institute art school, he began his musical career with the glam-rock band Roxy Music. He has since recorded numerous experimental albums leading him to be referred to as one of the principal fathers of the ambient music genre. He has also produced albums for popular musicians such as U2, The Talking Heads, Depeche Mode and David Bowie.
His political views are expressed in his column for the British newspaper The Observer and Prospect magazine and these beliefs, which focus on societal advancement, are also recurring themes in the keynote speeches by Brian Eno.