I wrote up my 2019 Unsound Festival talk: Solarpunk — Life in the Future Beyond the Rusted Chrome Of Yestermorrow on my blog.

It covers DIY Punk, Cultural Fracking, The Chrome Of Yestermorrow, Cyberpunk, Solarpunk, Visions of the Future and the Anthropogreen and more.

Here’s what the sentiers.media newsletter said about it:

Fascinating piece here (based on a presentation so lots of visuals) by Jay Springett who sets the table by covering some memetic theory and media narratives, to then beautifully present and explain what Solarpunk aims to achieve. He presents punk and mainstream, how our interests and where we…


Right now, across disparate fields, a future is being built. But the future does not passively ‘arrive’ fully formed from the aether, we must first meet it the way humanity has always done: though dreams, stories and song. This talk will explore narrative strategies and strategic narratives to make life more wonderful for us right now, and more importantly for the generations that follow.

This talk was delivered at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam on the 18th of May 2018. I spoke along side Jaya Klara Brekke as part of the public start of the Terraforming Earth programme, a series of lectures and design labs about 21st-century society.

I cut the audio from my talk to slides from Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam on the 18th of May:


Part 2 of my interview with Jesse Grimes, who’s one of my favourite YouTubers. He is currently running a gofundme to take him to the The Ecological Landscaper Immersion program (details below).

In Part 1 we talked Permaculture, Ant Village at Wheaton Labs and Standing Rock.

In Part 2 we talk Technology, bikes and the future!

This post is mirrored on the solarpunks.tumblr here if you prefer.

Bikes

SPS! From your videos it seems that bikes and BMX played a big role in your life growing up. When did you start riding and how has it influenced you as a person?


I interviewed Jesse Grimes who’s one of my favourite YouTubers. He is currently running a gofundme to take him to the The Ecological Landscaper Immersion program (details below).

In Part 1 we talk Permaculture, Ant Village at Wheaton Labs and Standing Rock.

In Part 2 we talk Technology, bikes and the future!

This post is mirrored on the solarpunks.tumblr here if you prefer.

SPS! Where did you grow up? What was your local/neighbourhood environment like as a kid?

I lived in Chandler, Arizona until I was 12 years old, in a pretty typical suburban tract home. There were lots of…


The below was compiled by solarpunks.net the short link for sharing is solarpunks.net/Ref

Last update: 06.Feb.18

Solarpunk

Solarpunk is a movement in speculative fiction, art, fashion and activism that seeks to answer and embody the question “what does a sustainable civilization look like, and how can we get there?” The aesthetics of solarpunk merge the practical with the beautiful, the well-designed with the green and wild, the bright and colorful with the earthy and solid. Solarpunk can be utopian, just optimistic, or concerned with the struggles en route to a better world — but never dystopian. As our world roils with…


Welcome to Biketopia!

This is a cross post from solarpunks.tumblr.com where I interviewed Elly Blue about her newest Kickstarter campaign (details at the bottom of this post)

@solarpunks spoke with Elly Blue who is the co-owner of Microcosm Publishing. Where she publishes books about the feminist bicycle revolution among many other topics related to self-empowerment. She’s the author of several books including Bikenomics; How Bicycling Can Save the Economy. She lives in Portland, Oregon, USA, which isn’t really the bicycle utopia everybody thinks it is.

Publishing

SPS! What is about physical publishing that excites you in 2017?

EB: Oh, I love…


Towards a bootstrapped postmodern hermeneutics

This post is mirrored on my blog thejaymo.net here.

Seeing through the debris

I was out drinking with Gordon White shortly before his personal #Brexit to the land down under. There was no booze or food left to raid at the Treadwells event when we got there — so more beers and even higher levels of street harassment we were receiving continued at another Fitzrovia location. We were discussing the state of the world and everything else that is happening right now on the outskirts of the mainstream’s peripheral vision.

“Another thing people seem to have missed about the…


Infrastructure Territory and The Geopolitics of The Stacks

Medium has broken/changed many of the elements in this essays original layout. This post is now mirrored on my website thejaymo.net

Slides and Notes from a presentation given at Theorising the Web #TTW14 NYC April 2014 with updated/expanded comments.

You can read the abstract/submission for this talk here. I embedded a video of the full panel and the Q&A from #TTW14 at the bottom of this post if you prefer.

:: Note to mobile and tablet users :: I was playing with Medium’s fancy parallax scrolling and the visual pacing that it affords, so it looks best on desktop (or…


chernobyl power Pylons / @thejaymo

a definition and some speculation

This post is now mirrored on my website thejaymo.net

What happens when new / bright green environmentalism isn’t enough?

If things continue under the ‘business as usual’ moniker of global capitalism, eventually (despite all the warnings) humanity will reach a climate cliff, and just as the financial sector drove right over it in 2008 I don’t hold out much hope that we won’t do the same with the climate. Just as the result of the 2008 crash brought austerity and immediate, drastic cuts to budget deficits: If we drive over the climate cliff will bring us immediate, drastic cuts to fossil fuel use — Asperity.

I’ve sketched out a working…

Jay Springett

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