updated August 23, 2011

Chris Carlsson

(415) 608-9035 (cell)

Writer • editor • producer • indexing
graphic & multimedia design • The Nowtopian (MY BLOG!)


NowtopiaProcessed WorldShaping San FranciscoCritical MassBike Tours

6" x 12" plastic (!) perfect for hanging from bicycle!


6" x 12" plastic (!) perfect for hanging from bicycle!


Talk at Car-Free Vancouver Day, June 2010, (youtube) Part I, Part II

August, 2010 interviewed in viva-la-bici, viva-la-bici in Spanish

Speech at the 2nd Urban Cycling Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico
English / Spanish

At the World Social Forum, Brazil, Jan 30, 2009: YouTube, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Mind Over Matters, Seattle, YouTube version

Three Monkeys Online: December edition

CBC Radio "The Current" with David Suzuki

Ten Years That Shook the City: 1968-78 Vanished Waters:
A History of San Francisco's Mission Bay

How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and
Vacant-Lot Gardeners Are Inventing the Future Today!

Nowtopia cover
Available from Full Enjoyment Books!

Also From Full Enjoyment Books
After The Deluge

by Chris Carlsson

Available from Full Enjoyment Books / ISBN 0-926664-07-7
$13.00 postpaid from Full Enjoyment Books, 2844 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
distributed by AK Press

A teenage arsonist threatens a partially submerged mid-22nd century San Francisco. As a Public Investigator "tryout" seeks evidence across the utopian city full of canals and veloways, political and social conflicts erupt. When there is no such thing as property, what is crime, and how does a utopian society protect itself from bad behavior? Should scientists be as free as artists to create? What is a "free market" for work without and money and commodities?

"A provocative and speculative journey to the Bay Area of 2157... more an imaginary treasure map than utopia-by-the-numbers blueprint... This book might show much more in common with Starhawk's Fifth Sacred Thing if Carlsson weren't so precisely and persistently allergic to the kind of earth religion Starhawk promotes. After The Deluge is for atheists and agnostics and activists who don't need the goddess to get their revolutionary groove on."
—Anu Bonobo, Fifth Estate Magazine, Fall 2005

pedaling half as hard at Burning Man 2002

visiting Toronto in 1982, trying to make
some mysterious point!