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I will give my talk "Technological Narratives: Solarpunk, Cyberpunk, Popculture" at this year's ! Day 3 (29.12), 13:30, Art&Play Stage!

Hypothesis: corporations & hierarchies aren't more efficient than horizontal, organic forms of organization.

There's just more research into top-down management, which started with applying mathematics to management by the army in the second world war.

A wonderful introduction to what a is! people, you may be interested in this form of technological commons:

That is not an easy quest: we can try doing it with a hands-on approach, a call to adventure, a promise to see the fruits of your labour yourself, being more than a spreadsheet row.

With that we should be careful not to go into the "adventure economy" too much, not to land into the exploitation of Uber.

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Today I realized that stories need to focus on people losing their jobs and respecializing. There are millions of miners worldwide who need to know that learning a new trade is normal and should have a promise, a vision of a good life after that.

Otherwise Solarpunk fails its most important duty: to dream up a better future for everybody, not just for the few of us who were lucky to choose "future-oriented" professions.

Finally finished the long-overdue

Solarpunk, cyberpunk, popculture: technological narratives tl;dr may be a good response to , going into more ecological themes when thinking about design of our technology

@fence The actual point is that IRC is a public and open protocol, while Discord is a proprietary and centralized service. Using Discord as their main form of communiction is against several of Mozilla's own missions statements. (

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"Elements of our reality correspond to elements of fictional ones, sure. But I’m not saying that we live in a cyberpunk world. Rather, we live in a world that can be productively viewed through a cyberpunk lens. The difference is subtle but important — cyberpunk is the map, not the territory. "

Very important text I recommend to all and fans.

Do you know if an unpaid talk about technology and culture is counted as a copyright exception in Germany? I'm struggling to find good illustrations for what I'll be talking about on Creative Commons only.

I don't know if I posted about my latest blogpost:

Hackers in popular culture - the curse of being an eternal rebel

> Using "computeromancy" as an aesthetic makes true hacking much more tame and hackers' criticism of our capitalist culture - toothless. They're dangerous because they're skilled criminals / geniuses, not because they see more than us or raise valid points against how we use technology.

I'm looking for creators of … petition / photographers missing their right hand. I'm working on a left-hand grip for DSLR cameras with multiple buttons.

An idea for my / Technology Narratives talk at re:publica:

Four drawings with the exact same characters and composition, but:

1. Realistic, modern day with Elon Musk on the screen and people looking at their phones.
2. Superheroes fighting in futuristic armors / with lasers.
3. Grim'n'gritty cyberpunk with people shooting each other.
4. Solarpunk, where the characters work together on something. No visible hierarchy.

Loop back to 1 to show the contrast.

My talk "Solarpunk, cyberpunk and popculture: Technological narratives tl;dr" was accepted at the re:publica conference happening this May 6-8 in Berlin!


Do you know any popculture / fictional stories / comics / graphic novels about and the movement?

With all its problems I think it's one of the most utopian movements out there, giving free knowledge to everyone on the planet. I don't understand why it's so absent in the popular culture.

Idea: a local meetup, once a week, on Sundays.

Not just a lecture & goodbye, but a place to spend the day, play boardgames, meet new people, discuss different things and give each other hope.

We could start with a talk and / or some workshop, but for the next few hours everybody could work on their project or just hang out.

A proper, hopeful, common space.

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