20 Jan Petrocultures 2018 Conference Recordings

The Just Powers conference write-up

The Petrocultures 2018: Transitions conference took place at the University of Glasgow in August and September of 2018. The Just Powers team recorded several of the plenary panels, as well as their own presentations and workshops.

These presentations and workshops include:

  • Just Powers: Energy. Feminism. Decolonized Futures
    • Presenters: Sheena Wilson, Sourayan Mookerjea, Angele Alook, Natalie Loveless, Mary Elizabeth Luka
  • Art, Ecology, Energy and Speculative Energy Futures
    • Presenters: Jessie Beier, Natalie Loveless & Sheena Wilson
  • iDoc: Documenting Designs for the Future & Perfect Storm Game-Playing Workshop
    • Presenters/Facilitators: Sourayan Mookerjea, Jessie Beier, Mary Elizabeth Luka, Sheena Wilson, Danika Jorgensen-Skakum and Charles Stubblefield (in absentia)


Recorded Plenary lectures include:

  • Plenary Lecture — Beside the Ocean of Energy Future Time
    • Presenter: Laura Watts, University of Edinburgh
  • Plenary Lecture — The Future of Dependency: Shell’s Foresight and the Petrocultural Penumbra
    • Presenter: Jeff Diamanti, University of Amsterdam
  • Plenary Lecture — “Oil was the hidden actor”: Gender, Sexuality and Resource Imperialism in World Petro-fiction
    • Presenter: Sharae Deckard, University College Dublin
  • Plenary Lecture — Melt/Rise: A Song of Flood and Ice
    • Presenters: Dominic Boyer & Cymene Howe, Rice University
  • Town Hall — Life After Oil: Scotland and the Transition
    • Speakers: Imre Szeman (University Research Chair and Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo), Patrick Harvie (MSP/Co-convener, Scottish Green Party), Claire Mack (CEO, Scottish Renewables), Gavin McLeod-Little (Professor of Environmental & Public Law, University of Stirling), Ben Twist (Director of Creative Carbon Scotland), and Laura Watts (Interdisciplinary Senior Lecturer in Energy & Society at the University of Edinburgh).Audio Player
  • Town Hall — Life After Oil: Scotland and the Transition
    • Speakers: Imre Szeman (University Research Chair and Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo), Patrick Harvie (MSP/Co-convener, Scottish Green Party), Claire Mack (CEO, Scottish Renewables), Gavin McLeod-Little (Professor of Environmental & Public Law, University of Stirling), Ben Twist (Director of Creative Carbon Scotland), and Laura Watts (Interdisciplinary Senior Lecturer in Energy & Society at the University of Edinburgh).
  • Panel — Modalities of Transition
    • On Energy Impasse: Cultural and Social Barriers to Energy Transition
      • Speakers: Mark Simpson & Imre Szeman
    • How to Read a Novel in Light of Climate Change
      • Bob Johnson, National University in San Diego, California
    • Genre, Energy and Community in the Transition
      • Rhys Williams, University of Glasgow  

The recordings are available here at the Just Powers website.