New digital magazine focuses on hopeful science fiction
, 2021-11-03 07:00:00,
“Demand utopia!” That’s the tagline for a new digital magazine based in Eugene, Oregon. Solarpunk Magazine will focus on optimistic ideas about the future. What if humans came together to solve the climate crisis? What if people from marginalized groups all felt safe in society? The solarpunk genre imagines creative answers to these questions. Solarpunk Magazine will feature fiction, poetry, essays and interviews that fit into this relatively new genre. The editorial team raised $27,306 on Kickstarter and is currently reviewing submissions for its first issue, due out in January. We hear from co-editors-in-chief Justine Norton-Kertson and Brianna Castagnozzi about their plans for the magazine and what solarpunk means to them.
This transcript was created by a computer and edited by a volunteer.
Dave Miller: This is Think Out Loud on OPB. I’m Dave Miller. Move over steampunk. Solarpunk is here to point a way to a better future. Two years ago, the solarpunk manifesto was published. It says the movement seeks to answer and embody the question: What does a sustainable civilization look like and how can we get there? It does so through speculative fiction, art, fashion and activism. Now the movement has spawned a new digital magazine based in Oregon. For more on the solarpunk movement and this new magazine, I’m joined by its two co-editors-in-chief, Justine Norton-Kertson and Brianna Castagnozzi. Welcome to Think Out Loud.
Brianna Castagnozzi: Thank you for having us.
Justine Norton-Kertson: Thanks.
Miller: Justine first. What is your own personal definition of solarpunk?
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