Hi 👋 I’m Jay Springett
A writer, podcaster, and strategist
I have expertise in the design + management of techno-social systems, web3, and world building.
I am interested in creation of hybrid environments, governance & coordination mechanisms, permissive IPs, power fandoms, and the ‘worlds‘ the produce together.
All these interest combine in the emerging discipline of world running.
Since 2018 I have been the host of
A personal podcast, 301 seconds in length
I’ve been involved with the speculative genre of Solarpunk since its early origins
My short story ‘In The Storm, A Fire’ was long listed for the 2020 BSFA Award for Short Fiction. I have also been an admin solarpunks.net since 2014.
I play bass guitar in a ‘slow & sad’ country band called Forest Bed
We have been described variously as ‘celtic cowboy’ music and making tunes for ‘the comedown after the hoedown’.
In a former life I was a concert grade flautist + piccolo player.
EP coming soon!
I speak regularly at conferences and events all around the world
I’ve spoken about technology, the future, and regenerative cultures at events such as: Sonar+D (ES), Unsound Festival (PL), Fiber Festival (NL), Theorising the Web (US), and Transmediale (DE).
Currently & Recently
- Podcast Host Permanently Moved
- Writing Dimensino
- Long-time admin @ Solarpunks.net
- Founding member 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
- Co-Pilot Come Internet With Me
- Writing Land as a Platform (Book)
- 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
I also make a zine called Start Select Reset
Start Select Reset Zine (SSRZ) is a physical newsletter posted via snail mail 4 times a year.
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Event & Speaker Bio
Jay Springett is a consultant strategist and writer. He works with individuals and organisations to create cohesive worlds. Hybrid environments that create a culture via the interaction of 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 Jay Springett was selected as one of WeAreEurope’s 64 Faces of Europe. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts. He a founding member of the decentralised creative exchange guild.is and a member of the Global Regeneration CoLab.
Jay is currently an instructor at The New Centre.
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.