Taylor McKnight writes about how individuals and communities can build a solarpunk future – a future that is healthier, closer to nature, and more connected.
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Practical tips for navigating modern life and creating a future that is healthier, closer to nature, and more connected
- Micro guide to health and longevity
- Micro guide to seeking tailwinds
- Micro guide to making friends as an adult
- Micro guide to meaningful purchases
- Micro guide to third spaces
- Micro guide to EV camping
- Micro guide to status anxiety
- Micro guide to maximizing and satisficing
- Micro guide to remote work
Possible futures we can build together
- Solarpunk as a brand guide for individuals and communities
- Solarpunk houses can come in many flavors
- Solarpunk third spaces can come in many flavors
- Solarpunk communities can come in many flavors
- An augmented earth can be extraordinary
Personal goals of exploration and experimentation
- Summit Rainier
- Learn underwater photography
- Dive the Galápagos
- Learn to scuba dive
- Learn alpine mountaineering
- Summit Kilimanjaro
- Trek to Everest Base Camp
- Photograph earth from the stratosphere Part II
- Photograph earth from the stratosphere Part I
- Explore inside a retreating Alaskan glacier
McKnight is VP of Design at Industry Dive, a business journalism publisher with 26 publications in 23 industries, 12M readers, 100 journalists, and nearly $100M in annual revenue. After joining Industry Dive as a marketing intern in 2012, McKnight built a 22-member global design department. The department's three teams – Product Design, Brand & Marketing Design, and studioID Design (content marketing design) – work remotely, and their staff are spread across many time zones. In 2020, Industry Dive's design department was recognized as the publishing industry's Design Team of the Year by Folio.
The views McKnight expresses on this website, in his newsletter, and elsewhere online do not reflect the views of his employer.
While studying the impact of the internet on society at The London School of Economics in 2012, McKnight was inspired to jump from the social sciences to the startup world. After completing his MSc in Global Politics, he joined Industry Dive, an 11-month-old business media company, as employee #5 and taught himself the fundamentals of product design, graphic design, and front-end web development.
McKnight grew up in a small town in rural, eastern North Carolina.
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