The ‘Texas Monthly’ on Jon Gnarr’s time in Houston

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015
The ‘Texas Monthly’ on Jon Gnarr’s time in Houston

“An Anarchist Icelander Walks Into a Texas University . . . When Jón Gnarr became mayor of Reykjavik, the atheist comedian with no civic service background disrupted the county’s political structure. It caught the attention of the world, and Rice University, which brought him to America to see if his radical ideas could work here. […]

Re-Launch of texasclimatenews.org

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015
Re-Launch of texasclimatenews.org

Texas Climate News has recently re-launched its website. Given the recent and violent flash floods in our state, the launch couldn’t be more timely. TCN is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan magazine that publishes reporting and analysis about climate and sustainability. CENHS director Dominic Boyer sits on the TCN advisory board. CENHS is excited to collaborate with TCN in the […]

Breakdown Break Down: Culture Carrying Us into a Post-Oil World

Posted by on May 20, 2015
Breakdown Break Down: Culture Carrying Us into a Post-Oil World

Image Credit: Edward Burtynsky Breakdown Break Down is a new artist collective devoted to developing post-oil culture. Their account of petrosubjectivity is especially worth a look. “How do we individually and collectively de-industrialize our sense of self and place? “Breakdown Break Down is a long term effort to organize cultural workers, artists, activists, and those interested in […]

Climate Odyssey – A Sailing Expedition

Posted by on May 6, 2015
Climate Odyssey – A Sailing Expedition

In June 2015 hydrologist and climate science researcher Zion Klos and environmental artist Lucy Holtsnider, will embark on Climate Odyssey, a year-long sailing expedition spanning the Atlantic coast and northern Caribbean. Learn more and/or donate here.

Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015
Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard

Have a look at this interview with CENHS writer-in-residence Jón Gnarr in the Rice Standard: “Jón Gnarr is a renaissance man of sorts. Before forming the satirical Best Party in Reykjavik, Iceland and serving an extremely successful term as the city’s mayor from 2010 to 2014, he was known primarily as a comedian and punk rock […]

“Fossilized in Houston,” by Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Friends

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015
“Fossilized in Houston,” by Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Friends

CENHS Postdoc Matthew Schneider-Mayerson’s great new art project draws attention to the relationship between climate change and the extinction of animal species. Learn more and order stickers, posters, and lawn signs here. Matthew’s project involves the collaboration of local artists. Fossilized in Houston is made possible by the Idea Fund. Houston, Climate Change, and the Ongoing Mass Extinction […]

CENHS Symposium 2015: Dates and Speakers

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015
CENHS Symposium 2015: Dates and Speakers

CENHS’s fourth annual symposium will take place April 16-18, 2015. The symposium is open to the public, with food and coffee provided, and we hope to see you there. Our previous symposia gathered speakers from fields such as philosophy, anthropology, literature, and climatology. You can read summaries of our 2013 and 2014 symposia. Video from the […]

‘Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians’ – CENHS screening Nov. 5th

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014
‘Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians’ – CENHS screening Nov. 5th

HUICHOLES: THE LAST PEYOTE GUARDIANS (Argentina-Mexico, 2014, 110 min.)   U.S. premiere at Rice Cinema!   Wednesday November 5th 7pm   The event is co-sponsored by Rice University Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, Rice Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, RIce Left,Rice Anthropology Department The Américas Research Center, and T.E.J.A.S. […]

Reykjavík’s Jón Gnarr to be CENHS Writer-in-Residence, Spring 2015

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014
Reykjavík’s Jón Gnarr to be CENHS Writer-in-Residence, Spring 2015

Rice University’s Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) is delighted to announce that Icelandic writer, comedian and actor, Jón Gnarr, former Mayor of Reykjavík, will serve as the first CENHS Writer-in-Residence during Spring Semester 2015. Gnarr (b. 1967) was diagnosed as a child with severe mental retardation due to dyslexia, […]

DEAR CLIMATE

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014
DEAR CLIMATE

Dear Climate is a new project by Marina Zurkow, Una Chauduri, Oliver Kellhammer, Fritz Ertl, and Sarah Rothberg. Text from the website: What is Dear Climate? Just a conceptual nudge (not a paradigm shift). The old joke—“Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it”—isn’t so funny anymore. Lots of people are trying to […]