iDoc Workshop: Speculating on Future Energy Systems in Salon 8
13:00 - 14:30
iDoc is an Energy Humanities (EH) research undertaking of the $75 million Future Energy Systems (FES) initiative at the University of Alberta. iDoc showcases the knowledge of scientists, cities, activists, policymakers, and citizens, by examining the work of FES teams. The intermedia documentary process probes possible energy systems futures and the technologies envisioned by the teams that they imagine will get us there. iDoc also connects to other FES Energy Humanities (EH) projects--"Speculative Energy Futures", and "Transition in Energy, Culture and Society"--as well as the SSHRC-funded "Feminist Energy Futures: Power Shift and Environmental Social Justice". Each EH project applies systems and social impact analysis through innovative, interdisciplinary methodology.
iDoc research mobilizes an updated social science methodology known as the Fogo method (a dialogue created by exchanging moving image recordings). The Fogo method reciprocally shares recorded discussions among relevant community members, policy-makers, and researchers, to move towards resolution of seemingly intractable problems.