The Hot Spring Network

The Hot Spring Network is a social-networking project, which aims to bring together people with ideas, creative talent and real-world experience, experts, generalists and even the merely curious, from across the world, to share ideas and brainstorm solutions and new directions to major problems facing humanity.

Individuals and institutions are invited to request membership and join our team, working to build a better, more intelligent, more human future. The following are projects connected to our efforts, and we include in our list projects whose aims, method and/or team-members we support, in spirit and/or in practice.


Casavaria Publishing

Casavaria Publishing is an independent publisher, founded in October 2001, focused on print publications, independent poets, Spanish language, and an array of digital publications. It is the central project from which publications like, and, are born.

Cafe Sentido

Cafe Sentido is an online news and politics magazine, focused primarily on American domestic politics, global economics and human rights and democracy issues around the world. In 2007, Cafe Sentido hosted art exhibits and events in the city of Barcelona, Spain, and has evolved into an ecosystem of analysis and debate on major issues of our times.

Elindulnék is a Hungarian word meaning roughly “I would take to the road” or “I would start out”. It is a project designed to highlight new literary creations from a community of writers working primarily in Spanish or English, to work as a forum for sharing of works in progress, debate of workshop exercises and the planning of new book projects.

Revista Naufragios

Naufragios es un proyecto fundado por el taller literario Pinzon Nueve, en colaboración con el programa de maestría de letras hispanas en Villanova University y el Modern Languages Department de Villanova.

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El Dr. Carlos Trujillo, poeta chilote, profesor en Villanova University, y laureado con el premio Pablo Neruda (1991), fundó el taller literario en 1992. Ha dirigido el taller desde entonces, colaborando con colegas, estudiantes y poetas invitados, en desarrollar un nuevo espacio para la creación literaria.

Words Against Chaos

Words Against Chaos is a compendium of publications and reference materials relevant to, forming part of or produced by The Hot Spring Network, Cafe Sentido, Casavaria, or other projects of Joseph Robertson. It is meant to sift the news of the world, and provide comment and analysis, in such a way as to foster a higher level of discourse and a solutions-oriented mindset, regarding issues of global import. 


The GreenNOVAtion site is a project of the Villanova University sustainability community, aimed at coordinating projects and sharing solutions related to sustainability and long-term climate neutrality (elimination of carbon emissions) going on across the campus and in the wider region. The on-campus social networking project, on BlackBoard, began operation in May 2011, and the public site went live in February 2012.

The ClimateTalks roundtable discussion series is a project of Joseph Robertson, organized through Villanova University, in connection with other faculty, students and visiting speakers. The project aims to highlight innovative thinking, cutting edge science and vital economic data, related to solving the climate destabilization and energy crisis.

Citizens Climate Lobby

Citizens Climate Lobby is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, made up of volunteers from around the United States and Canada, who work to build the political will for sustainable national climate policy. They lobby members of Congress, providing factual information and working to build a coalition of support for a transition to clean fuels. Joseph Robertson is involved with CCL NJ, CCL NYC and CCL Villanova.

Futurismo Verde

Futurismo verde es un proyecto de la Hot Spring Network, dedicado al debate, la elucidación y el desarrollo de ideas nuevas sobre la tecnología verde, la ciencia ecológica y el estudio actual y global de la economía a base de la sostenibilidad medioambiental y climática. Es un foro dedicado al desarrollo de estas investigaciones y debates en español.

Quipu Economic Forum

The quipu was a precolombian archival technology used by agents of the Inca emperor. It was used to track the tributes paid by distinct clans and tribes across a unique region, and was encoded by the quipuista, the tax agent. The unique system of encryption gave the quipuista sustainable power in the hierarchy of the Inca empire. The Hot Spring Network proposes to turn this power back to all people everywhere, using Internet technology to harvest useful anecdotal evidence and incentivize pervasive persistent transparency in economic reporting.

Independents of Principle

Independents of Principle is an experiment, designed to explore the ways in which disparate political factions might come together to find common ground and to forge a better future, by cooperating constructively or by putting the principle of service ahead of the perceived value of one’s own factional interests. It is inconceivable to radicals, conspirators and hardliners, that such constructive cooperation could come to exist, but we believe it is possible.

Books in Print (Casavaria)

This list of books in print has been published by Casavaria or in connection with one of its projects. The catalog includes poetry, novels, Spanish and English texts, new authors and the classics El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. More works are on the way in both Spanish and English, so check back often!

Poet Economist’s Deep Green Daily

Deep green economics means thinking beyond sustainability, to forge a future that is not only characterized by a balanced relationship with nature, but by a thorough and civilization-wide commitment to a world in which the principle is not just respect, awareness and sustainability, but pervasive, mutual flourishing. The Deep Green Daily is a publication compiling news related to buildng a deep green economy.

Protect El Yunque

El Yunque is a sacred place, and the only true virgin rainforest in the US National Forest System. It is the most biodiverse place on the island of Puerto Rico and should be valued by all people across the world as a location of global natural heritage. The rainforest preserve is now under threat from corrosive development projects. This online project is intended to serve as a resource for people wishing to learn about, defend, promote and organize events in support of this natural wonder.

Lucid NYC

Lucid NYC is an event series bringing together cutting edge innovators, performers, and thinkers with New York City audiences. Each event is held within a social environment and is focused around three presentations of relevant and original projects, by their creators. Lucid NYC presenters come from many different disciplines, which results in diverse crowds and interdisciplinary discussion, with live music, interactive projects, and social networking with the smartest, sexiest, and coolest crowd in NY! – Click to go to the next Lucid aims to deliver the information and resources needed to build a 100% clean energy economy. The paradigm will be zero combustion—the ability to power our entire technological existence without carbon-based or nuclear fuels, hydrogen or other fuel sources.


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