Ep. #61 – Geoffrey Bowker

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017
Ep. #61 – Geoffrey Bowker

On this week’s spring break edition of the Cultures of Energy podcast, Cymene and Dominic talk about the dangers of hiking and Trump’s budget. Then [10:37] we welcome to the podcast the ever delightful Geof Bowker. With Geof we talk about why infrastructure studies has become such a lively area of research in the human […]

Michael Marder and the Crisis of Energy

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017
Michael Marder and the Crisis of Energy

Michael Marder’s latest project Energy Dreams: Of Actuality (Columbia, 2017), calls on us to ask a question that has—inexplicably—been missing from public and intellectual discourse: the question of energy. Making this initial claim of Marder’s so surprising is the fact that energy has been something of a buzzword of late, with global warming, peak oil […]

SESYNC Requests Proposals for Graduate Student Socio-Environmental Research

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017
SESYNC Requests Proposals for Graduate Student Socio-Environmental Research

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland seeks proposals from highly qualified graduate students interested in conducting team-based socio-environmental synthesis research (i.e. “Graduate Pursuits”). Socio-environmental synthesis focuses on understanding connections between social and biophysical systems and emphasizes the importance of understanding them from a systems perspective. It is a process that brings together […]

CFP: Connecting with a low-carbon future – the challenges for the arts and humanities”

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017
CFP: Connecting with a low-carbon future – the challenges for the arts and humanities”

Conference on “Connecting with a low-carbon future – the challenges for the arts and humanities” Where: University of Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom (http://www.stir.ac.uk/) When: 19 and 20 April 2017 Contact us: lawandphilosophy@stir.ac.uk Overview and main themes This conference is part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network in the Arts and Humanities “Connecting with […]

Ep. #60 – David Hughes

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017
Ep. #60 – David Hughes

Cymene and Dominic read their spam and ruminate on the evolving alien intelligence of the interweb. Then (14:40) our old friend David Hughes from Rutgers joins the conversation. We consider the carbon footprint of academic life and then turn to his excellent and brand spanking new book, Energy Without Conscience: Oil, Climate Change, and Complicity […]

Climate, History, and the Poetry of Place

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017
Climate, History, and the Poetry of Place

  For all our friends and followers in the Houston area, be sure to check out this reading by Eric Magrane, poet-in-residence at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The event takes place tomorrow—Thursday, March 9th—on the campus of the University of Houston!

Ep. #59 – Lisa Messeri

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017
Ep. #59 – Lisa Messeri

Dominic and Cymene marvel at the rise of transplanetary anthropology on this week’s podcast, as well as outer space films (and sexed up goblins). Then (16:08) we welcome the University of Virginia’s celestial Lisa Messeri to the conversation. A lively chat about her research with exoplanetary scientists follows. Lisa reminds us of the extraterrestrial roots […]

CFP: Science Fiction Studies special issue on “Science Fiction and the Climate Crisis”

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017
CFP: Science Fiction Studies special issue on “Science Fiction and the Climate Crisis”

From the Science Fiction Studies facebook page: “Science Fiction Studies is planning a special issue on “Science Fiction and the Climate Crisis” that we see as part of an urgent and ongoing conversation with colleagues in the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. In the energy humanities and other interdisciplinary fields, the climate crisis unfolds […]

Ep. #58 – Standing Rock Forever (feat. Jaskiran Dhillon)

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017
Ep. #58 – Standing Rock Forever (feat. Jaskiran Dhillon)

On this week’s episode of the Cultures of Energy podcast Cymene processes the news of the clearance of the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock with the help of Jaskiran Dhillon (New School). They talk about the origins of the #NoDAPL resistance, what it achieved, the new front lines of the struggle and what will […]