Ep. #64 – Hannah Appel

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017
Ep. #64 – Hannah Appel

Dominic and Cymene discuss this week’s rollback of the Clean Power Plan and Cymene’s 1980s close encounter with Adam Ant. Then (14:55) we are delighted to welcome UCLA anthropologist Hannah Appel to the podcast. We grade Rex Tillerson’s performance as an oil exec and transition from there to Hannah’s research on the oil industry in […]

Teaching Counterfactuals and Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017
Teaching Counterfactuals and Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

It was more than a little fortunate that the volume Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities (2016), edited by Stephen Siperstein, Shane Hall, and Stephanie LeMenager appeared in print shortly before I was set to teach an ecologically-themed, undergraduate introductory science fiction course at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I am now more than halfway […]

Ep. #63 – TheGreatClimatePodSummit2017 (feat. Kate Aronoff and Daniel Aldana Cohen)

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017
Ep. #63 – TheGreatClimatePodSummit2017 (feat. Kate Aronoff and Daniel Aldana Cohen)

On this week’s special bonus episode, ClimateKitten45 and CarbonYeti27 kick things off by scheming on how to get a million YouTube subscribers. Then we expand to become a fantastic foursome of climate podcasters when we welcome (10:23) writer Kate Aronoff (In These Times) and writer/sociologist Daniel Aldana Cohen (U Penn), co-hosts of the Hot & […]

Ep. # 62 – Stephen Gardiner

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017
Ep. # 62 – Stephen Gardiner

Cymene and Dominic honor the new river citizens of Aotearoa-New Zealand and India and try to give certain politicians credit where credit is due. Then (13:53) we welcome to the pod University of Washington philosopher Stephen Gardiner to talk about his philosophical work on climate change. We discuss his background in virtue ethics and how […]

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 […]