Keisha Howard is the Founder of Sugar Gamers and an advocate for “Girl Power” tells us about the wonderful movement called SolarPunk. Can it change the world? Watch the video and learn more. Ciao from MILANO411.com.
As we imagine what life will be like in the future, often times, our media and entertainment emphasize a world of “Cyberpunk” an idea and aesthetic that focuses on advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics but simultaneously is often dystopic and depicts a breakdown of society. Recently the idea of SolarPunk has been gaining steam (though still a relatively unknown concept). Solarpunk is similar to cyberpunk with a focus on technology, however, Solarpunk offers a version of the future where communities are powered by renewable energy and most people live in a free and egalitarian world. Both ideas of the future focus on mankind and it’s use of tech, but rarely in our media do we see our future from a more positive, sustainable perspective (even though the technology for it already exist). I’d like to consider the idea of what a solarpunk future looks like and consider some avenues on how we get there as a society. Keisha Howard is the Founder of Sugar Gamers and an advocate for “Girl Power” and opening up non-traditional spaces for women.
Keisha Howard is the Founder of Sugar Gamers and an advocate for “Girl Power” and opening up non-traditional spaces for women. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx