Episode 4 – Log On, Clock In, Drop Out: Tech and Liberation



Andre–aka HydroponicTrash–is a hacker, gardener, organizer, and all-around solarpunk. In this episode we discuss technology: as an industry, as a cultural phenomenon, and as a potential method of liberation. This takes us back to the 60s counterculture, which had a big influence on the early development of the internet, and the neoliberal turn of the 70s and beyond, which played its own major role in shaping technology today.

This is Part 1 of a two part conversation. You can check out Part 2 here.

Follow Andre on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HydroponicTrash
On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@hydroponictrash
On Substack: https://anarchosolarpunk.substack.com/

Further Reading:

Andrewism’s Youtube Channel (videos about solarpunk, social movements, revolutionary philosophies, and so much more!)

Definition of Appropriate Technology from Appropedia, the sustainability wiki

Andre’s Blog Post covering the history of the 60s, and their relation to today’s struggles

Solarpunk Now! is written, hosted, and produced by Luka Dowell. The solarpunk theme is by Red Keener on SoundCloud.

Follow the show on Twitter at @solarpunkcast!

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