This the plant described in Langdon Winner’s The Whale and the Reactor, a classic STS text.
Over the last couple of years, professional thieves and opportunists around the world have turned the Danish building blocks into fat stacks of Benjamins.
Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!
Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics.
A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.
With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!
Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.
So here are some buzz words~
Tailors and dressmakers!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!
Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction! Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?
(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))
Plz bring back art nouveau design in everything *_*
*I like it when people just make up entire cultural sensibilities
I think Solarpunk needs to merge with Health Goth become Solar Goth.
I was impressed that I could squeeze this image out of my phone.
Here was my workflow:
- I shot the oyster mushroom in macro mode.
- After I opened it in the Aviary app, I completely desaturated it.
- I added warmth to make it look how I think photo paper looks in natural light. (It probably took experience developing and printing in a darkroom to know what it “should” look like.)
- I sharpened it slightly to give the detail more contrast.
- When I opened it in Instagram, I cropped it.
I thought writing that down might be helpful for others.
St. Louis alderman Antonio French, who has been on the scene since the beginning, tweeted that outsiders had been “trying to incite a riot” on Monday with an apparent picture of a RCP member. That’s what they do, Gitlin said. RCP members show up at the site of social outrage, trying to spread their message and recruit followers. That is almost the entirety of their operation, so far as he knows.
Last night, I was thinking about how Ferguson is a popular uprising, although the media seems to have taken pains to avoid framing it that way. Despite the military hardware and uniforms appearing on screen, the actions of the people are portrayed as protests and riots. I’ve wondered what scholars of social movements had to say about the action on the ground, so it’s frustrating that someone like Gitlin only gets a call from a journalist about a parasitic fringe group that’s a vestige of the 60s.
The City of Austin’s Animal Services Office and the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department is working to identify a young boy approximately 6-years old who came in contact with a bat that has tested positive for rabies. The incident occurred on Aug. 18 around 9 p.m. under the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge at Lady Bird Lake. The boy was reported to be wearing a green shirt and an observer noted the boy picked up the bat.
Don’t touch the bats!