Hi 👋 I’m Jay Springett
This is where I live on the Internet
I’m a writer, podcaster, and strategist.
I am working to develop 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 currently interested in creation of hybrid environments, governance & coordination mechanisms, permissive IPs, power fandoms, and the ‘worlds‘ the produce together.
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 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 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
- 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
You can contact me about working together (or for any reason really) – here
You can read about how I use the web, and where you can follow me – here
If you’re so inclined, subscribe and support my public work – here
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.