Energy Cinema in Houston: “whiteonwhite: algorithmicnoir” (Reviewed by Derek Woods)

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012
Energy Cinema in Houston: “whiteonwhite: algorithmicnoir” (Reviewed by Derek Woods)

(review begins beneath the image) Eve Sussman’s film whiteonwhite: algorithmic noir screened at Aurora Picture Show Nov. 9, 10, and 11. You can learn more about the film, and buy tickets, at http://aurorapictureshow.org/calendar.asp?pageid=83&calid=779 and at http://www.rufuscorporation.com/wowpr.htm. An expedition to the banks of the Caspian landed Rufus Corporation in a dystopian “future-opolis” that became the location for […]

Rice Architecture students win the 2012 Odebrecht award for sustainable development

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012
Rice Architecture students win the 2012 Odebrecht award for sustainable development

  Cultures of Energy would like to congratulate Rice School of Architecture students Joanna Luo, Alex Yuen, andWeijaSong, winners of this years Odebrecht award in sustainability for their project “Adressing the Logistical Crisis of Offshore Oil Extraction: A New Model of Water-based Urbanism Off the Southeast Coast of Brazil.” This project details the findings of […]

Dominic Boyer announces Rice’s E2I intiative and introduces Laura Nader

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012

            Welcome and thank you. Before properly introducing our distinguished   guest, Prof. Laura Nader of UC-Berkeley, this afternoon, I’d like to comment on some recent good news here at Rice. As many of you already know, since the last time we gathered together for a “Cultures of Energy” lecture, Rice […]

Rice Architecture Students finalists for the 2012 Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012

Cultures of Energy congratulates Weijia Song, Alex Yuen, and Joanna Luo, three Rice architecture students named as finalists for the prestigious Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development. The project was developed in Floating Frontiers Studio project conducted by Neeraj Bhatia at Rice University in the Spring of 2012. The project addresses the logistical crisis of offshore oil extraction and […]

Cultures of Energy welcomes Dr. Laura Nader, Thursday October 18 4:30-6pm (100 Herring Hall).

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012
Cultures of Energy welcomes Dr. Laura Nader, Thursday October 18 4:30-6pm (100 Herring Hall).

“Energy: The Specialist and the Generalist” Abstract: Overhauling specialization can have devastating consequences for energy planning and works against a more holistic thinking.  The generalist perspective allow us to see how pieces of energy fit together in the context or do not.  In contrast, short term specialist thinking results in distorted views of life on […]

Cultures of Energy welcomes Dipesh Chakrabarty, Thursday, Sept. 13 at 4pm (Herring Hall 100)

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012
Cultures of Energy welcomes Dipesh Chakrabarty, Thursday, Sept. 13 at 4pm (Herring Hall 100)

“Climate Justice and the Anthropos of the Anthropocene” Abstract: This lecture discusses the impact of the science of climate change on received traditions of humanist thought. It focuses in particular on how we think of globalization and intra-human justice in an age when humans act like a geophysical force on the planet, raising questions of […]

No Ordinary Quest

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011
No Ordinary Quest

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin, whom the New York Times calls “America’s most influential energy pundit,” will be speaking at the University of Houston on Monday, October 31, at 5:30pm. Yergin will discuss his new book The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, which was published by Penguin earlier this year. […]