Gemma Milne

Gemma Milne


Gemma is a Scottish creative science nerd obsessed with tech, design, Irn Bru and pi. She is a Writer & Podcaster, Forbes contributor and freelance writer for The Guardian, Singularity Hub, The Drum, Adweek, Imperica & Ogilvydo, covering science, tech, culture and politics.

Gemma is also Co-Founder of Science: Disrupt – an organisation connecting the innovators, iconoclasts & entrepreneurs intent on creating change in science. Science: Disrupt produces podcasts, events and editorial, and has brought together a large community (both on and off-line) of brilliant thinkers and do-ers. They focus on biotech, energy, space, health, advanced computing & changing the way we do academic research.

Gemma is an International speaker having delivered keynotes at SXSW, TEDx, WPP Stream, Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx and works with the World Economic Forum as one of their Global Shapers.

Gemma is currently training for her pilot’s license and previously, she was the Tech Innovation Strategist at Ogilvy Labs.

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If this checks out, it's absolutely extraordinary – it would mean he'd done a tweak to his website that takes about 10 minutes sleuthing to uncover – and then pointed the world towards it at a sorry-not-sorry press conference.

Classic Dom..?

Been loving relaunching @sciencedisrupt with @lawrenceyolland over the last few weeks - so excited for today's episode to come out, and for the next few guests we have lined up..!

Our wee side-project which got a little neglected during book writing is finally back to life 😇

"We found that national narcissism was strongly associated with the proneness to believe and disseminate conspiracy theories related to COVID-19"

Nicola Sturgeon - We didn't try to retrofit the rules when Catherine Calderwood broke the rules... Boris Johnson is putting his political interests ahead of the public interest.. & the consequences of that could be very serious.

#BBCBreakfast #cummmings

Currently at the stage of editing a piece where I am yelling at the editor's track changes: "why don't you just write it your way then?!"

In many ways all our realisations during this time of horror are just a single, vast realisation: we have no systems to protect us; we only have systems that protect themselves as systems.

Just finished this. Incredible. The last quarter in particular was absolutely stunning, was in tears at so many points. Get yourself a copy of this.

Can’t wait to read more of @YrsaDaleyWard

People often ask me how San Francisco has changed, this is how.

Hard to know what the next few days will bring, but the end of the cult of the disruptor may not be the most terrible outcome.

I hope and expect that when this Civil Servant is identified, the government will accept that they were simply following instinct and doing what any reasonable person would do.

I wrote about duty, science, nuance and my dad for my latest (refreshed!) edition of Brain Reel ✨

Worth a read ⬇️

I wrote about duty, science, nuance and my dad for my latest (refreshed!) edition of Brain Reel ✨

You could have told me that when I could not walk for weeks, with covid, undergoing cancer treatment and looking after three children on my own.

Imagine if they did Project Runway for writers. The early challenges would be like a 250-word review but Taboo-style with a list of words you can't use. Near the middle you have 24 hours to pitch 3 essays, write half of one and do a 4 hour transcription. Somebody's son wins

This, one million times over. ‘My Struggle’ was a struggle.

This is such a fab thread

A short thread on one of many, many weird things Coronavirus is doing to our supply chains – and so to how we live. For farmers, one of the big problems they're now facing has the joyous name of: carcass imbalance.

Here's what that is.

This cover is stunning 😍😍😍