TPFH Part 5 | 30 March – 19 April: Living after the Future – Visions, Narratives and Transformation



Doreen Stabinsky, Climate change leadership on the road to paris and beyond

Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, A New Politics for a New Century

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Dougald Hine, CEMUS intro lecture (lecture starts 10 minutes into the recording)

Course Goal from Syllabus for Part 5

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

- analyse different views on the role of technology in society, the relationship between technology and sustainable development, and how individual human beings influence and are influenced by different technologies;

- apply conceptual, analytical and ethical tools to understand the role of technology in individual as well as collective meaning making processes;

- critically review different technologies, the use and development of technology and its consequences from a power perspective, and methods for risk assessment and evaluation of these consequences.


The online seminar for part 5 takes place on April 17th (or a date the same week that you agree upon within your group). Detailed seminar instructions will be posted the week before the seminar.


In course books

Nye, Technology Matters (course book): Not Just One Future

Edgerton, Shock of the Old (course book): Invention

Hulme, Can Science Fix Climate Change? (course book), chapter 5.


Other readings

Healy, S., 2003. Epistemological pluralism and the “politics of choice.” Futures, 35(7), pp.689–701.

O'Brien, K., 2012. Global environmental change II: From adaptation to deliberate transformation. Progress in Human Geography, 36(5), pp.667–676.

Karlsson, R., 2013. Ambivalence, irony, and democracy in the Anthropocene. Futures, 46, pp.1–9.

Dark Mountain Manifesto:

#Accelerate Manifesto

Trembath et al, Our High-Energy Planet: A Climate Pragmatism Project

Roberts, D.(2014) How can we get energy to the poor without frying the planet?

Roberts, D.(2014) What will it take to get electricity to the world’s poor?