Consultant strategist, currently specialising in the distributed web, early project ops, and world running.
Jay is interested in the creation of hybrid environments: organisational design, technological systems, and basic needs (culture, agency, etc).
Currently & Recently
- Writing Dimensino
- Writing Land as a Platform (Book)
- Co-Pilot Come Internet With Me
- Podcast Host Permanently Moved
- Long-time admin @ Solarpunks.net
- Co-Founder guild.is
- Advisor to several orgs: Novara Media, Common Knowledge Coop, Ignota Books, and more
- 1:2:1 coaching to CxOs
- Possibly an artist without art
- Ten years’ paying dues in HR tech and talent strategy start-ups
- Strong opinions on BizOps & PMOs
- Initiator #stacktivism
- Co-designer simple critical infrastructure maps icon set
- More miscellany here
Jay Springett is a consultant strategist and writer. He works with individuals and organisations to create cohesive worlds. Hybrid environments that create cultures by via the interactions between people, place and technologies.
He is recognised as an articulate voice in the emerging speculative genre of Solarpunk. A movement that seeks to answer and embody the question “what does a sustainable civilisation look like, and how can we get there?”
He has described Solarpunk as a memetic engine – a tool to power the ‘refuturing’ of our collective imagination. His Solarpunk short story ‘In The Storm, A Fire’ was long listed for the BSFA Award for Short Fiction and Chanticleer International Book Awards Short Story Award Semifinalist.
In 2019 he was selected as one of WeAreEurope’s 64 Faces of Europe and is a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts. He co-founded the decentralised creative exchange guild.is and is a member of the Global Regeneration CoLab.
Jay speaks regularly about the future, technology and regenerative culture at events such as Unsound Festival (PL), Sonar+D (ES), Fiber Festival (NL), Theorising the Web (US), and Transmediale (DE).
He describes himself as an artist without art, and has been writing online under the handle @thejaymo since 2001.
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