The North Sea
The Energy Today Lab is a research lab/maker space/creative hub at Georgia Tech. We conduct research, create art, and develop pedagogical tools for addressing sociopolitical questions about energy, the environment, and climate change. We look to initiate and sustain dialogue on energy across fields, modes of thought, and methods. Interdisciplinary thinking across the humanities and STEM governs ETL's work.
Why Energy Today?
What is Energy Humanities?
The Energy Humanities is a field of study that considers the geopolitical, biopolitical, and historical underpinnings of how societies access and consume energy. This can entail studying the history - both technical and social - of energy structures, contemplating the ethics of energy and climate policy, or examining the representation of energy in literature, film, and other cultural artifacts to discern the ways in which diverse forms of energy have been folded into collective memory. This can, and should, also comprise thinking about energy as an issue of inclusion, equity, and justice: who has access to (clean) energy? Where? Who has to live with the consequences of emissions? These are the kinds of questions that ETL asks and studies.
Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research output focused on energy, the environment, and sustainability rooted in a holistic approach across the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and STEM
Creative workings that question the divide between creation and analysis
Testimony collection, documentation, and "doing history"
Interdisciplinary collaborations with units across GT, Atlanta, and beyond
Pedagogy and course development, including FREN 4813 "Energy Humanities" and an Energy Humanities VIP
Campus and community programming and engagement
Learn more about initiatives led by ETL's founder and director, Dr. Stepanov: African Studies Minor
An annual speaker series, which centers on the African Studies Minor and focuses on inclusive pedagogy, has been established. The series fosters partnerships with the diverse community surrounding Georgia Tech and examines a broad set of questions concerning equity, ecology, energy, social justice, and sustainability. In addition to programming, resources have been set aside to help build a diverse library collection.
Near Eeklo, Belgium
Near Selfoss, Iceland