Hi 👋 I’m Jay Springett
This is where I live on the Internet
I’m a writer, podcaster, and strategist.
My current work attempts to shape and define the emerging discipline of world running.
I have expertise in the design + management of techno-social systems, web3, and world building. I am particularly interested in governance & coordination mechanisms, permissive IPs, power fandoms, and the ‘worlds‘ they may produce together in future.
Since 2018 I have been the host of
A personal podcast, 301 seconds in length
I play bass guitar in a ‘slow & sad’ country band called Forest Bed
We have been described variously as ‘celtic cowboy’ music and making the perfect tunes for ‘the comedown after the hoedown’.
In a former life I was a concert grade flautist + piccolo player.
I speak regularly at conferences and events
I’ve spoken on various topics around the world, at events like: Sonar+D (ES), Unsound Festival (PL), Fiber Festival (NL), Theorising the Web (US), and Transmediale (DE).
Currently & Recently
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No, I will not send you my résumé.
Here’s a more formal bio I send to conferences, events, etc
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 co-founded the decentralised creative exchange guild.is and is 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.