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Other aspects of Solarpunk include a quasi-{{Utopia}}n setting, usually TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, with the occasional CrystalSpiresAndTogas and even sometimes [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Animals]] ([[BioAugmentation Bio(-genetic) engineered]] or not) to add weirdness or other unwanted proposed elements. Like the Tumblr community that fostered the genre, Solarpunk also tends to feature a high level of cultural awareness, gender equality, self-expression, and artfulness. Likely to combine lighter and more utopic versions of [[BioPunk Biopunk]], [[OceanPunk Oceanpunk]] and [[TheSkyIsanOcean Skypunk]] themes, randomly set in the near/far future (rarely in the far past), with [[MagicalRealism realistic]] [[ScienceFantasy (sci-)fantastic]] elements.

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Other aspects of Solarpunk include a quasi-{{Utopia}}n setting, usually TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, with the occasional CrystalSpiresAndTogas and even sometimes [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Animals]] PettingZooPeople ([[BioAugmentation Bio(-genetic) engineered]] or not) to add weirdness or other unwanted proposed elements. Like the Tumblr community that fostered the genre, Solarpunk also tends to feature a high level of cultural awareness, gender equality, self-expression, and artfulness. Likely to combine lighter and more utopic versions of [[BioPunk Biopunk]], [[OceanPunk Oceanpunk]] and [[TheSkyIsanOcean Skypunk]] themes, randomly set in the near/far future (rarely in the far past), with [[MagicalRealism realistic]] [[ScienceFantasy (sci-)fantastic]] elements.


Other aspects of Solarpunk include a quasi-{{Utopia}}n setting, usually TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, with the occasional CrystalSpiresAndTogas and even sometimes [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Animals]] ([[BioAugmentation Bio(-genetic) engineered]] or not) to add weirdness or other unwanted proposed elements. Like the Tumblr community that fostered the genre, Solarpunk also tends to feature a high level of cultural awareness, gender equality, self-expression, and artfulness. Likely to combine lighter and more utopic versions of [[BioPunk Biopunk]], [[OceanPunk Oceanpunk]] and [[TheSkyIsanOcean Skypunk]] themes, randomly set in the near/far future (rarely in the far past), ith [[MagicalRealism realistic]] [[ScienceFantasy (sci-)fantastic]] elements.

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Other aspects of Solarpunk include a quasi-{{Utopia}}n setting, usually TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, with the occasional CrystalSpiresAndTogas and even sometimes [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Animals]] ([[BioAugmentation Bio(-genetic) engineered]] or not) to add weirdness or other unwanted proposed elements. Like the Tumblr community that fostered the genre, Solarpunk also tends to feature a high level of cultural awareness, gender equality, self-expression, and artfulness. Likely to combine lighter and more utopic versions of [[BioPunk Biopunk]], [[OceanPunk Oceanpunk]] and [[TheSkyIsanOcean Skypunk]] themes, randomly set in the near/far future (rarely in the far past), ith with [[MagicalRealism realistic]] [[ScienceFantasy (sci-)fantastic]] elements.


Other aspects of Solarpunk include a quasi-{{Utopia}}n setting, usually TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, with the occasional CrystalSpiresAndTogas and even sometimes [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Animals]] ([[BioAugmentation Bio(-genetic) engineered]] or not) to add weirdness or other unwanted proposed elements. Like the Tumblr community that fostered the genre, Solarpunk also tends to feature a high level of cultural awareness, gender equality, self-expression, and artfulness. And there even likely combine lighter and more utopic versions of [[BioPunk Biopunk]], [[OceanPunk Oceanpunk]] and [[TheSkyIsanOcean Skypunk]] themes that randomly set in near/far future with rarely set in far past (again) with [[MagicalRealism realistic]] [[ScienceFantasy (sci-)fantastic]] elements.

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Other aspects of Solarpunk include a quasi-{{Utopia}}n setting, usually TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, with the occasional CrystalSpiresAndTogas and even sometimes [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Animals]] ([[BioAugmentation Bio(-genetic) engineered]] or not) to add weirdness or other unwanted proposed elements. Like the Tumblr community that fostered the genre, Solarpunk also tends to feature a high level of cultural awareness, gender equality, self-expression, and artfulness. And there even likely Likely to combine lighter and more utopic versions of [[BioPunk Biopunk]], [[OceanPunk Oceanpunk]] and [[TheSkyIsanOcean Skypunk]] themes that themes, randomly set in the near/far future with rarely set (rarely in the far past (again) with past), ith [[MagicalRealism realistic]] [[ScienceFantasy (sci-)fantastic]] elements.


* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the plane of Kaladesh, where the technology is directly influenced by the wildlife. It helps that the technology is based on [[AppliedPhlebotinum Aether]],[[note]]Think petroleum oil, just replace carbon with {{Mana}} and have it collected from clouds instead of drilling[[/note]] which is a relatively green power source for its cities.
** In Ravnica both the Selesnya and Simic guilds use this aesthetic, blending nature with civilisation, the former focused more on aesthetics and the latter more on bio-engineering.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the plane of Kaladesh, where the technology is directly influenced by the wildlife. It helps that the technology is based on [[AppliedPhlebotinum Aether]],[[note]]Think clean-burning, ethically-sourced, {{Mana}}-based petroleum oil, just replace carbon with {{Mana}} and have it collected from clouds instead of drilling[[/note]] oil.[[/note]] which is a relatively green power source for its cities.
** In Ravnica On the [[CityPlanet City-Plane]] of Ravnica, both the Selesnya Conclave and Simic guilds Combine use this aesthetic, blending nature with civilisation, civilization, the former focused more on aesthetics and the latter more on bio-engineering.


Solar Punk is a genre of SpeculativeFiction that focuses on craftsmanship, community, and technology powered by renewable energy, wrapped up in a coating of ArtNouveau blended with African and Asian aesthetics. It envisions a free and egalitarian world with a slight bend toward social anarchism. Standing as both a reaction to the nihilism of CyberPunk and a solution to a lot of the problems we face in the world, Solar punk works look toward a brighter future ("solar") while deliberately subverting the systems that keep that brighter future from happening ("punk").

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Solar Punk Solarpunk is a genre of SpeculativeFiction that focuses on craftsmanship, community, and technology powered by renewable energy, wrapped up in a coating of ArtNouveau blended with African and Asian aesthetics. It envisions a free and egalitarian world with a slight bend toward social anarchism. Standing as both a reaction to the nihilism of CyberPunk and a solution to a lot of the problems we face in the world, Solar punk works look toward a brighter future ("solar") while deliberately subverting the systems that keep that brighter future from happening ("punk").


Solar Punk is a genre of SpeculativeFiction that focuses on craftsmanship, community, and technology powered by renewable energy, wrapped up in a coating of ArtNouveau blended with African and Asian drawings. It envisions a free and egalitarian world with a slight bend toward social anarchism. Standing as both a reaction to the nihilism of CyberPunk and a solution to a lot of the problems we face in the world, Solar punk works look toward a brighter future ("solar") while deliberately subverting the systems that keep that brighter future from happening ("punk").

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Solar Punk is a genre of SpeculativeFiction that focuses on craftsmanship, community, and technology powered by renewable energy, wrapped up in a coating of ArtNouveau blended with African and Asian drawings.aesthetics. It envisions a free and egalitarian world with a slight bend toward social anarchism. Standing as both a reaction to the nihilism of CyberPunk and a solution to a lot of the problems we face in the world, Solar punk works look toward a brighter future ("solar") while deliberately subverting the systems that keep that brighter future from happening ("punk").


The genre started on Website/{{Tumblr}} in 2014 when [[http://missolivialouise.tumblr.com/post/94374063675/heres-a-thing-ive-had-around-in-my-head-for-a a single post]] swept bloggers into an excited frenzy.

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The genre started was coined on Website/{{Tumblr}} in 2014 when [[http://missolivialouise.tumblr.com/post/94374063675/heres-a-thing-ive-had-around-in-my-head-for-a a single post]] swept bloggers into an excited frenzy.


Solar Punk is a genre of SpeculativeFiction that focuses on craftsmanship, community, and technology powered by renewable energy, wrapped up in a coating of UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau blended with African and Asian drawings. It envisions a free and egalitarian world with a slight bend toward social anarchism. Standing as both a reaction to the nihilism of CyberPunk and a solution to a lot of the problems we face in the world, Solar punk works look toward a brighter future ("solar") while deliberately subverting the systems that keep that brighter future from happening ("punk").

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Solar Punk is a genre of SpeculativeFiction that focuses on craftsmanship, community, and technology powered by renewable energy, wrapped up in a coating of UsefulNotes/ArtNouveau ArtNouveau blended with African and Asian drawings. It envisions a free and egalitarian world with a slight bend toward social anarchism. Standing as both a reaction to the nihilism of CyberPunk and a solution to a lot of the problems we face in the world, Solar punk works look toward a brighter future ("solar") while deliberately subverting the systems that keep that brighter future from happening ("punk").


* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'': Wakanda is an [[{{Afrofuturism}} Afrofuturist]] paradise, thanks to its abundance of [[AppliedPhlebotinum vibranium]]. The major conflict of the movie boils down to whether Wakanda should be doing more to share their resources and technology to help the world, which they [[spoiler:ultimately opt to do]]. The design of Wakanda has many elements commonly seen in solarpunk, such as vertical gardens, renewable and nonpolluting energy in the form of vibranium, and high tech in naturalistic and simple forms. ({{Afrofuturism}} and Solarpunk as movements are quite friendly due to the mutual focus on better, more equal, and diverse futures and have a small but noticeable influence on each other.)

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* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'': Wakanda is an [[{{Afrofuturism}} Afrofuturist]] paradise, thanks to its abundance of [[AppliedPhlebotinum vibranium]]. The major conflict of the movie boils down to whether Wakanda should be doing more to share their resources and technology to help the world, which they [[spoiler:ultimately opt to do]]. The design of Wakanda has many elements commonly seen in solarpunk, such as vertical gardens, renewable and nonpolluting energy in the form of vibranium, and high tech in naturalistic and simple forms. ({{Afrofuturism}} and Solarpunk as movements are quite friendly due to the mutual focus on better, more equal, and diverse futures and have a small but noticeable influence on each other.often share themes or outright crossover.)


* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'': Wakanda is an [[{{Afrofuturism}} Afrofuturist]] paradise, thanks to its abundance of [[AppliedPhlebotinum vibranium]]. The major conflict of the movie boils down to whether Wakanda should be doing more to share their resources and technology to help the world, which they [[spoiler:ultimately opt to do]].

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* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'': Wakanda is an [[{{Afrofuturism}} Afrofuturist]] paradise, thanks to its abundance of [[AppliedPhlebotinum vibranium]]. The major conflict of the movie boils down to whether Wakanda should be doing more to share their resources and technology to help the world, which they [[spoiler:ultimately opt to do]]. The design of Wakanda has many elements commonly seen in solarpunk, such as vertical gardens, renewable and nonpolluting energy in the form of vibranium, and high tech in naturalistic and simple forms. ({{Afrofuturism}} and Solarpunk as movements are quite friendly due to the mutual focus on better, more equal, and diverse futures and have a small but noticeable influence on each other.)

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* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'': Wakanda is an [[{{Afrofuturism}} Afrofuturist]] paradise, thanks to its abundance of [[AppliedPhlebotinum vibranium]]. The major conflict of the movie boils down to whether Wakanda should be doing more to share their resources and technology to help the world, which they [[spoiler:ultimately opt to do]].


* [[http://www.philipsibbering.com/wh40k/03-ecopolis.shtml Ecoriums]] of Philip Sibbering's ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' fanfiction are a dark subversion of this trope. They are sustainable environments run entirely by renewable energies, designed to meet every community need... which are sealed away completely from the outside world in colossal, Gothic structures to prevent nuclear attack. Most of their inhabitants live a dismal existence reminiscent of medieval peasants, and it's explicitly mentioned that the vast, vast majority of their inhabitants [[CityInABottle will never see the Sun, or even go outside]] unless [[FromBadToWorse they're conscripted]] into the [[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guard]].

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* [[http://www.philipsibbering.com/wh40k/03-ecopolis.shtml Ecoriums]] of Philip Sibbering's ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' fanfiction are a dark subversion of this trope. They are sustainable environments run entirely by renewable energies, designed to meet every community need... which are sealed away completely from the outside world in colossal, Gothic structures to prevent nuclear attack. Most of their inhabitants live a dismal existence reminiscent of medieval peasants, and it's explicitly mentioned stated that the vast, vast majority of their inhabitants [[CityInABottle will never see the Sun, or even go outside]] unless [[FromBadToWorse they're conscripted]] into the [[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guard]].


* [[http://www.philipsibbering.com/wh40k/03-ecopolis.shtml Ecoriums]] of Philip Sibbering's ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' are a dark subversion of this trope. They are sustainable environments run entirely by renewable energies, designed to meet every community need... which are sealed away completely from the outside world in colossal, Gothic structures to prevent nuclear attack. Most of their inhabitants live a dismal existence reminiscent of medieval peasants, and it's explicitly mentioned that the vast, vast majority of their inhabitants [[CityInABottle will never see the Sun, or even go outside]] unless [[FromBadToWorse they're conscripted]] into the [[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guard]].

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* [[http://www.philipsibbering.com/wh40k/03-ecopolis.shtml Ecoriums]] of Philip Sibbering's ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' fanfiction are a dark subversion of this trope. They are sustainable environments run entirely by renewable energies, designed to meet every community need... which are sealed away completely from the outside world in colossal, Gothic structures to prevent nuclear attack. Most of their inhabitants live a dismal existence reminiscent of medieval peasants, and it's explicitly mentioned that the vast, vast majority of their inhabitants [[CityInABottle will never see the Sun, or even go outside]] unless [[FromBadToWorse they're conscripted]] into the [[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guard]].

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* Gerard K. O'Niell's 1981 futurist non-fiction book, ''2081: A Hopeful View of the Human Future'', posited a society with elements that fall somewhere between a {{Zeerust}}y "World of Tomorrow" ''a la'' Disneyland and this trope.


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** In Ravnica both the Selesnya and Simic guilds use this aesthetic, blending nature with civilisation, the former focused more on aesthetics and the latter more on bio-engineering.

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