An article by CENHS predoctoral fellow Derek Woods on the activist art project Fossilized in Houston. Fossilized was begun by former CENHS postdoctoral fellow Matthew Schneider- Mayerson in 2015 to draw attention to the relationship between species extinction and climate change. Watch for further developments of the project this fall.
A Post from Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium speaker Chantal Bilodeau. Bilodeau is a New York-based playwright and translator originally from Montreal. She is the founder of the blog Artists And Climate Change and the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle, an organization created to support the writing, development and production of eight plays that explore the impact […]
Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa’s documentary Powerless screens at 14 Pews on April 12th. The film deals with conflicts over electricity in the Indian city of Kanpur. Learn more here. 14 Pews is a fantastic art house theatre in The Heights neighborhood of Houston, not least because it serves beer in what was once a church.
Ian Garrett “Arts, the Environment and Sustainability in the Near Future” March 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m., Hamman Hall (Reception to Follow Talk) Sponsored by the Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts, Rice School of Architecture, Humanities Research Center, Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) BA, Rice University, Architectural Studies and Art History MFA, […]
Lecture: Thursday, February 12th at 5:30 pm, Rice University Chapel Conversation: Friday, February 13th at 4pm, Herring Hall 100, Rice University CENHS and the Energy Arts Cluster are excited to welcome poet Brenda Hillman to Rice. Hillman is one of the most acclaimed environmental poets in the United States. Her work engages a wide range […]
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 […]
This new book continues the academic and artistic dialogue on the Anthropocene that we at CENHS have tried to facilitate and disseminate. The publisher of Making the Geologic Now, Punctum Books, is one of the most interesting new presses facilitated by digital reproduction. Punctum also published Marina Zurkow’s Petroleum Manga, to which several members of CENHS […]
This lecture by architect Rodolphe El-Khoury continues recent discussion about the internet of things, or the idea of integrating billions of everyday objects into the web. As media theorist Benjamin Bratton notes, the internet of things is a not only a fascinating technological feat but a potential energy issue. Techno-utopian promises about the internet of […]
Conference on ‘Energies and the Arts’ next Fall in Australia: Energies and the Arts Conference Presented by National Institute for Experimental Arts in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia 13-15 August 2015 Energy often serves as a word-when-lost-for-words to describe situations of great intensity, or to describe something that fuses disparate elements or is […]
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 […]