Let’s scale good ideas

Spark.sx directs digital content that tries to improve on societal problems. From web tools that teach about a political issue, to editorial support for content about change makers to online animated content about biodiversity issues: Spark.sx helps those who want to scale ideas that fix the world.

Spark is a media consultancy bureau with a focus on

sustainability, science and technology based in Amsterdam.

Our principles

Spark.sx is a future-oriented creative agency that helps to tell stories online.

Optimistic

The future can be bright

People often think that today is worse than yesterday. That war, hunger and poverty are plagues that will forever haunt humanity.

The opposite turns out to be true. We are rapidly feeding the world, increasing living standards, reducing fertility rates, and ending wars. Humans are living more peaceful and prosperous than ever before.

There is no guarantee however, that we will keep this up. We will have to work together and actively agree to choose the right solutions that benefit the most.

By telling stories about the future that don’t only inspire and warm hearts - but are also truthful - we can build possible scenarios for the future that we wants to live in.

Sustainability

Sustainable is smart

Burning dinosaur oil to power our civilization was cool for a century, until we realized it's actually a really dumb idea. It will run out, smells stinky, and oh yes: it's destabilizing our atmosphere.

Using the free energy that rains down on us daily from our own fusion reactor in the sky is really smart. Electric machines are usually a lot less noisy, shaky, and dirty than anything that uses a flame. And there is much less loss of energy, so it’s much more efficient. That's why electrification is a continuing trend in the world.

There are only a surprising few people actually coming up with the engineering solutions needed to wane us off of fossil fuels. And the women and man who do, are some of the unsung heroes of the sustainable revolution. We should embrace and celebrate them more.

Spark.sx has worked with engineers and scientists to tell their stories to a wider audience. Like that of All Electric Living: a scalable solution thought up by a smart engineer that takes a Dutch houses off of gas using existing technology.

(Bio)Diversity

Care and be responsible

There is so much beauty in this world to cherish, that it is sickening us every day how much damage humans have wrecked on the endless, most beautiful forms on this planet and on each other. Usually not by malevolence, but by ignorance.

Our inflated daily needs have blinded us to the needs of others, which includes everything that is not a human. We have to care for each other, and not try to grow at the expense of others. We should find a more harmonious co-existence with nature, and not offer it on the altar of human enjoyment or convenience.

Irresponsibility, bias and blind spots are ubiquitous in the world - we all have it from time to time. Intelligence is knowing how to deal with it and prepare for it.

Spark.sx works only on projects that are responsible and care about the perspectives of those that are affected by our projects.

Updates

News
March 27, 2021

The Digital Underwater Forest

Through landscape design firm Living Landscapes and with the help of the creative developers from Pursuit, Spark helped envisage the Digital Underwater Forest. Water quality has been an issue for almost as long as the Dutch have dug out a swamp to build their country, and the dams in the rivers more upstream took away the natural dynamics of the open ecosystem that was the Dutch river delta. Through a…
Projects
July 9, 2020

How to break the Dutch addiction to natural gas?

An ongoing project to help find solutions for one of the Netherlands' biggest energy challenge.
Projects
July 9, 2020

Scientific conference on psychedelics

There are many issues in our society that are hard to talk about. Sometimes because they’re too personal, sometimes because they’ve been politized, and in rare cases because they’ve been criminalized.
Projects
July 9, 2020

Giving a face to anonymous sources

In an interactive documentary, anonymous sources haunted by the War on Drugs had to feel relatable.
News
November 4, 2016

Film for the future

Fastned was an early player in the EV-scene in Europe. Spark.sx helped them with a video that matched their ambition.

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