Solarpunk Prompts

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Have you been unable to see our podcast for a week? Oops! We forgot to enable IPv6. Thankfully @slatian@pleroma.envs.net pointed it out and now we're back in business for everyone.

I'm getting over a cold very slowly, but once my voice is back you can look forward to new episodes once again.
Solarpunk Prompts
S02E07 - The Tower

Displaced people are moved into a new sustainable climate-controlled tower designed to help them find community. For some it's a dream come true, for others a culture shock. How will this setting come to life as a vision for a Solarpunk future? How can we envision a better way of living by focusing on their humanity?
The Tower
S02:E07
The Tower
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The Epidemiologists

How will a Solarpunk future address community distrust in public health? How will we restore faith in vaccines or heal the long history of abuse of minority and indiginous peoples? Is it hopeless? Today's episode of Solarpunk Prompts takes a look at difficult themes and finding a better future.
The Epidemiologists
S02:E06
The Epidemiologists
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S02E05 - The Miners

Rare earth metals are essential for our modern life, whether in EV motors, cell phones, or in electronics in general. Mining these metals is notoriously difficult and dirty. How might a Solarpunk future address this issue? How might we get there from where we are today? Through this prompt we explore the realities of rare earth mining today and a few ways it might evolve into a sustainable future.
The Miners
S02:E05
The Miners
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S02E04 - The Pharmacists

How will access to pharmaceuticals impact the Solarpunk future? In this prompt we explore data miners seeking to liberate the data buried by intellectual property to find new cures and hopes for their communities. We also discuss the state of the pharma industry in the global south and how the reality of today shapes the futures of tomorrow.
The Pharmacists
S02:E04
The Pharmacists
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S02E03 - The Disabled Community

How will our Solarpunk future be shaped by the tenacity and activism of the disabled community? What role does inclusivity and accessibility play in creating that future vision? What new challenges await us all?

Special thanks to Martyna Lysiakiewicz for a sensitivity read on this episode.
The Disabled Community
S02:E03
The Disabled Community
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The Moonshot

How can Solarpunk address the problems of a massive project, like travel to the moon? Will the genre crumble under the need for macro-level power and industry? Come explore the latest story prompt and dream of a future together.
The Moonshot
S02:E02
The Moonshot
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In this episode a group of henchmen hired to work for a billionare on his post-apocalyptic stronghold inherit the keys from their former boss. They explore their options at community building and outreach with the surrounding towns as communities collide.
The Henchmen
S01:E14
The Henchmen

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@SolarpunkPrompts People who are army trained are committed, able to work as part of a team, focus on a task, problem, solve, communicate with others, negotiate, they know (or should know) when to act and not to, e.g when to shoot and when not to, follow instructions and lead others. So they have a lot of transferable skills.
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In this episode we discuss hackers, hacker culture, and hackerspaces before using this setting for the basis of our latest writing prompt. What does playful discovery have to do with Solarpunk? Can we find a modal for the future in these communities of today?
The Hackerspace
S01:E05
The Hackerspace
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In this episode our writing prompt brings us to the mess hall of an isolated scientific community surrounded by difficult conditions. We explore the justaposition of these challenges in their mission with the everyday humanity of their unique culture.
The Canteen
S01:E04
The Canteen
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In this episode our writing prompt explores the transformative power of libraries and community centers. With the power to train communities and empower them with knowledge, what would happen if such a place grew into a place sought by pilgrims for inner truth?

#solarpunk #writing #podcast
The Community Center
S01:E03
The Community Center
Solarpunk Prompts
For those of you unable to listen to the podcast audio due to disability, I have transcripts available as well. When I create the video versions of these episodes I plan on adding subtitles to those based on the transcripts. In the meantime, just ask and I can share the text with you.
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In this episode our writing prompt takes us to a near-future town that has grown out of a refugee camp. We discuss refugee camps today, community organizations, makers, and the creation that comes from them. We also discuss creole languages and the truths they reveal about a community.

#solarpunk #writing #podcast
The Refugee Camp
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The Refugee Camp
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What is Solarpunk and why should we care? Why would I want to write Solarpunk stories?

In this introduction video I talk briefly about what Solarpunk is and why it is
important to create new stories with its unique optimistic framing. This video
sets the stage for a series of videos with individual writing prompts, and
grounds the writer firmly in the genre with guidelines to follow.
An Introduction
S01:E01
An Introduction
Solarpunk Prompts
Announcing a brand new podcast for NaNoWriMo 2022! Solarpunk Prompts will explore the Solarpunk movement through writing prompts and real-world examples and inspirations happening today. If you're a writer or artist, come join me on this limited series and help shape the future.