Solarpunk Prompts

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Season 2 episodes (7)

Season 2 Introduction
S02:E01

Season 2 Introduction

Season 2 Introduction Welcome back to season two of Solarpunk Prompts. In this brief introduction to the season we talk about the “punk” in Solarpunk, and the need for continuity between our world today and the good place to come. Transcript: https://wiki.tomasino.org/writing/Solarpunk-Prompts---Season-2-Introduction Links mentioned: Solarpunk - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solarpunk In our first season - https://podcast.tomasino.org/@SolarpunkPrompts/episodes?season=1 National Novel Writing Month - https://nanowrimo.org/ Music from: The Roche Limit by State Azure - https://stateazure.bandcamp.com/track/the-roche-limit (CC-BY-SA)

The Moonshot
S02:E02

The Moonshot

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. Transcript: https://wiki.tomasino.org/writing/Solarpunk-Prompts---The-Moonshot Links mentioned: Our world energy production - https://ourworldindata.org/energy-mix Frying potatos in space - https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Research/Flying_frying_in_microgravity Our Shared Storm - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58690965-our-shared-storm “Terra Ignota” tetralogy by Ada Palmer - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26114545-too-like-the-lightning Music from: ‘Last And First Light’ and ‘Artemis’ by Scott Buckley - www.scottbuckley.com.au (CC-BY 4.0)

The Disabled Community
S02:E03

The Disabled Community

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. Transcript: https://wiki.tomasino.org/writing/Solarpunk-Prompts---The-Disabled-Community Links mentioned: Defying Doomsday - http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/ 2022 report - https://accesstomedicinefoundation.org/resource/what-are-pharma-companies-doing-to-expand-access-to-insulin-and-how-can-efforts-be-scaled-up Access to Medicine Foundation - https://accesstomedicinefoundation.org 99% Invisible - https://99percentinvisible.org Curb Cuts - https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/curb-cuts/ Carol J. Gill - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11435/ Music from: ‘Adrift Among Infinite Stars’ and ‘Bring Me The Sky’ by Scott Buckley, released under CC-BY 4.0. www.scottbuckley.com.au

The Pharmacists
S02:E04

The Pharmacists

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. Transcript: https://wiki.tomasino.org/writing/Solarpunk-Prompts---The-Pharmacists Links mentioned: …because they are too cheap - https://www.economist.com/international/2019/09/14/a-dire-scarcity-of-drugs-is-worsening-in-part-because-they-are-so-cheap Malaria could be eradicated by 2050 - https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/9/10/20857132/malaria-eradication-2050-gene-drive-lancet-study Music in this episode is: “$50 to Breathe”, “It Will Make You Feel Better If You Put It In the Right Place”, and “I Refuse to Accept That There’s Nothing I Can Do About It” from Angie’s Sunday Service by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY 3.0 Deed)

The Miners
S02:E05

The Miners

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. Transcript: https://wiki.tomasino.org/writing/Solarpunk-Prompts---The-Miners Links mentioned: https://www.escatec.com/blog/rare-earth-elements-electronics-manufacturing https://getrepowered.org/rare-earth-metals-recycle-technology/ https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2019/3/234917-electronics-need-rare-earths/abstract https://www.sciencenews.org/article/rare-earth-mining-renewable-energy-future https://www.snexplores.org/article/recycling-rare-earth-elements-hard-reuse-greener-technology https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2213297X1730054X https://www.ica.coop/en/cooperatives/cooperative-identity https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Bookchin Music in this episode is: “Golden” and “Kelp Grooves” by Little Glass Men (CC BY)

The Epidemiologists
S02:E06

The Epidemiologists

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. Transcript: https://wiki.tomasino.org/writing/Solarpunk-Prompts---The-Epidemiologists Links mentioned: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-485129230 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6768751 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_Syphilis_Study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2702151/ https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2023/07/13/nation-world-news/canadas-indigenous-women-forcibly-sterilized-decades-after-other-rich-countries-stopped/ Music in this episode is: Suspension and Homage by Kjartan Abel (CC BY-SA 4.0)

The Tower
S02:E07

The Tower

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? Transcript: https://wiki.tomasino.org/writing/Solarpunk-Prompts---The-Tower Links mentioned: https://unece.org/climate-change/news/future-sustainable-building-wood Palaces For The People by Eric Klinenberg https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/news/article/in-defence-of-density-benefits-of-highly-populated-city https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/urban-density-and-sustainability/241696/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-12-10/why-denser-cities-are-smarter-and-more-productive https://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2014/jul/29/cities-density-building https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/2023/04/17/when-density-good-and-when-it-harmful-cities https://www.npr.org/2023/10/08/1203950823/15-minute-cities-climate-solution Music in this episode is: ‘Moonlight’ and ‘A Kind of Hope’ by Scott Buckley (CC-BY 4.0)