173 – Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019
173 – Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Dominic and Cymene talk about sunburns, the petrocultural epic that is the reboot of Dynasty, and whatever ASMR is. Then (19:46) the terrific Dina Gilio-Whitaker joins us to talk about her new book, As Long as Grass Grows:The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock (Beacon, 2019). A member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, Dina […]

Solar Studios Screens Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019
Solar Studios Screens Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

As part of the 2019 CENHS Symposium, Solar Studios presents Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: a short, visual reflection on the recent Deer Park ITC fire disaster. Shot primarily through a car side-mirror two weeks after the fire had “ended,” this piece reflects on the role that perspective and (in)accessibility play in […]

172 – Climate Leviathan (feat. Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright)

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019
172 – Climate Leviathan (feat. Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright)

Cymene and Dominic discuss last month’s catastrophic blackout in Venezuela on this week’s podcast. Then (17:39) we’re thrilled to have the chance to chat with Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright about their fascinating, provocative new book, Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future (Verso, 2018). We start with how the book came to be and […]

171 – Jerome Whitington

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019
171 – Jerome Whitington

Cymene and Dominic celebrate a podcast milestone and bid adieu to 1990s Democrats and their market-loving, head-kissing ways on this week’s show. Then (15:40) Dominic has a chance to chat with NYU’s Jerome Whitington who has just published a fascinating book on hydropower in Laos—a country some are calling the “battery of Southeast Asia”—entitledAnthropogenic Rivers: […]

170 – Ursula Biemann

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019
170 – Ursula Biemann

Dominic and Cymene talk about the weltschmerz of turning 10, review this week’s flood & fire news and offer handy recycling tips (e.g. don’t recycle snakes!) on this week’s podcast. We then (19:08) are delighted to welcome the marvelous video artist, curator and theorist, Ursula Biemann (https://www.geobodies.org) to the conversation; Ursula has thematized energy and […]

Solar Studios and CENHS Screen Abbas Kiarostami’s “Five Dedicated to Ozu”

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019
Solar Studios and CENHS Screen Abbas Kiarostami’s “Five Dedicated to Ozu”

Following on from Peter Hutton’s At Sea (2007), Solar Studios and CENHS continues its Slow Cinema Series with Abbas Kiarostami’s contemplative 2003 work, Five Dedicated to Ozu. Serving as a visual homage to legendary Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu, Five consists of five 16 minute shots taken by the Caspian Sea in northern Iran and San […]

Cultures of Energy 8: Schedule of Events

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019
Cultures of Energy 8: Schedule of Events

We are thrilled to announce the schedule for Cultures of Energy 8, taking place Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13, 2019. Unless otherwise indicated, all events will take place in The Founder’s Room, Lovett Hall, Rice University. Thursday, April 11: 3pm – Welcome & Opening Remarks: Dominic Boyer (Director, CENHS), Kathleen Canning (Dean, Humanities) […]

169 – Tim Ingold

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019
169 – Tim Ingold

Cymene and Dominic talk corporate irresponsibility—looking at you ITC and Boeing—on this week’s podcast. Then (13:44) we welcome the legendary Tim Ingold to the conversation. We start by talking about his new book, Anthropology: Why it Matters (Polity Press, 2018) and Tim explains why he thinks the practice of science should be grounded in art. We move […]

168 – Lauren Berlant & Katie Stewart

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019
168 – Lauren Berlant & Katie Stewart

Cymene discovers the joy of Bob Ross on this week’s edition of the podcast and your co-hosts take a moment to discuss the scandal that is pay to play higher education. Then (18:09) we welcome to the pod the dynamite duo of Lauren Berlant and Katie Stewart to talk about their marvelous new book, The Hundreds […]

167 – Lucas Bessire

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019
167 – Lucas Bessire

Cymene’s sushi confessions on this week’s podcast lead us to the idea that supporting daydrinking and carb-heavy lunches in the oil industry might be an effective way to slow down the advance of petroculture (Behold, the Napocalypse!) Then (14:25) we welcome to the podcast the fantastic Lucas Bessire (University of Oklahoma). We talk with Lucas […]