JAY SPRINGETT

Writer. Theorist. Strategist.
About

Jay Springett is a Solarpunk, Theorist and Strategist for hybrid environments. His concerns are with culture, humans and technology and the environment. He is currently writing his first public book: Land as Platform.

Projects

Jay is a founding member of the decentralised creative exchange Guild.is.
A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), and Associate of the Institute for Atemporal Studies

BLog

Jay works freelance with individuals, and companies on a project basis. Recent activities include: social media strategy, pre-investment ops // people planning, narrative engineering, blockchain, sociotechnical systems design, business optimisation & CXO level accountability coaching.

ProjectS

Strategy
Narrative
Process
Change

Interests

Hybrid Enviroments
Minimum Viable Bureaucracy
High Growth Planning
Techno-Social Systems

activities

Workshops
Consulting
Coaching
Project Initiation

Areas

Operations
Product
Marketing
Talent

GET IN TOUCH

Get In Touch!

Jay is a regular public speaker and was one of WeAreEurope’s 64 Faces of Europe (2019 Cohort). He has spoken at various events including: Unsound Festival, Sonar+D, Fiber Festival and Transmediale.

Talks

UPCOMING TALKS

2020
Social Distancing?

PAST

2020
Mar –
Prayer, Meditation, and Ancestors (Paywalled) – @The Tea Room – #RSPM Webchat
Mar Food Forest Of Souls (Paywalled) @Treadwells Bookshop – London

2019
Oct  – Interspecies Solidarity (Panel Discusion) @Unsound Festival – Krakow
Oct – Solarpunk: Life in the future beyond the rusted chrome of yestermorrow @Unsound Festival – Krakow
Aug – Location, Notation, Vocation. IOT Agents in Infrastructure Space @Blockhack #15 – London
Jul New Internet (Panel Discusion) @Sonar-D – Barcelona
Jun – Solarpunk And The Great Unfolding: Building Keystones Of Continuity @Border Sessions – The Hague

2018
Oct – Beyond Cyberpunk (Panel Discussion) @Unsound Festival – Krakow
Oct – Public Discourse in the Age of Conspiratainment @Unsound Festival – Krakow
Sep – Solarpunk – Tolhuistuin Festival @Tolhuistuin – Amsterdam
Sep – Land As Platform – Coded Matter(s) #15 @Fiber Festival – Amsterdam
Sep – Realty Hacking – New Frontiers World Building BA @Brakke Grond | Vlaams Cultuurhuis – Amsterdam
Aug – Solarpunk as Civic Imaginary @Citizen Sci-Fi Alliance – London
Jul – New Age of Cults @Acclerate Working Group #3 (#AWG3) – London
Jun – Owning Digital Stuff Is Going to Get Weird @Blockhack #4 – London
May – Solarpunk : A Grand Dress Rehearsal – Terra Fiction @Het Nieuwe Instituut – Rotterdam
May – Deep Sensing  – 2p2 Web Berlin @Trust  -Berlin

2017
May
– Squarial @Debcon (Airstrip One) – London

2015
Jun
 – Panel Respondent – Staying With The Trouble @The White Building – London
Jan – #Stacktivism Mobilising Infrastructure Space Workshop @Transmediale – HKW Berlin

2014

Oct – Dissembling Stacktivism – (Dis)Assembling #stacktivism @ Goethe Institut – London
Apr – Colonising the Clouds  @Theorizing the Web (#TTW14) – NYC

2013
Aug
 – Not Dying (The Means Of) @CRESC Annual Conference – UCL London
Jul – Seeing The Stack –  #Stacktivism Unconference @Thought Menu #7 – London
May – New Luddism – Immaterial Labour Isn’t Working @Autoitalia – London
Feb  – Viewer Discretion Cannot Be Advised – PKLZBYOB @Limazulu London

2012
Jul
– More Amps Less Angst – Thought Menu #2 – @Limazulu London

Envoi…

Selected Writing

SSR001 – Your Attention Is Sovereign
You, personally, get to decide where you put your attention

SOLARPUNK : A REFERENCE GUIDE
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?”

Seeing Through The Debris
Towards a bootstrapped postmodern hermeneutics

Colonising the Clouds
Infrastructure Territory and The Geopolitics of The Stacks

The Coming Asperity
A definition and some speculation

Press

Trips Festival for the Digital Age – Long Now Foundation Blog

Is Ornamenting Solar Panels a Crime? Interview – E-Flux

La science fiction pourra-t-elle sauver la planète ? [French] Profile / Interview – Ulyces Magazine

21st century – Radio Interview [Spanish]  Interview – Siglo 21, RTVE.ES

Gordon White & Jay Springett in “Notes Toward a Manifesto” // Solarpunk, Hopepunk & the Magic of Envisioning a Better Future Podcast / Interview – Occulture Podcast

Solarpunk – The Sunny Therapy Against The Endtimes – [German’] Interview – arte.tv

‘Solar Punk, a framework for hopeful futures’  Interview – Clot Mag

MUSIC

Quod Sum Eris – Slingshot Around the Moon

Design

Multispecies Imaginaries Political Compass – Design Layout
Resilience Maps – Icon Set (With Andrew Brown)
This Is Not Revolution Rock Compilation #1 – Cover photo
There’s No Place Like Home – Design / Layout

EVENTS

The Thought Menu – CoFounder
Geekscene DIY Collective – (waybackmachine link 2003)