Topical Tag: Narrative
How to keep the environment from getting snubbed: Q&A with writer Emma Marris
Marris joins environmental philosopher Dale Jamieson and Jedediah Purdy, an expert in the intersection of law and social and political thought for "A Conversation on Politics, Ethics and Well-Being in the Anthropocene." The free 2/22 event will be held at UCLA Fowler Museum.
UCLA researchers’ study of apocalyptic entertainment reveals lack of science
This ignorance can result in insufficient responses to real threats like climate change
Panel Discussion: Biodiversity in the Anthropocene
Join the UCLA Botanical Garden for an expert discussion about species that are flourishing in a rapidly changing world
Biodiversity is undergoing tremendous change at the hands of humanity. As some habitats disappear and many wild organisms face extinction, other species flourish in novel ecosystems. Join us for an expert panel discussion which will examine the current state of biodiversity and the narratives which shape related public opinion and policy as we ask the question: how can we successfully coexist with nature on an increasingly technological planet?
Environmental Storytelling Collaboration with KCET
LENS has launched a major collaboration with KCET, Southern California’s independent public TV and digital media company. The project provides a public platform for LENS members’ research on environmental narrative and culture and for the innovative work of UCLA Film and Television faculty and students. Working with KCET producers and editors, we are developing immersive...
Our community outreach includes visiting schools, hosting groups for tours, mentorship, and research experience for high school students and teachers and members of the public.
Communications, science, and authoritarianism: then and now
This seminar class explores the role communications and science play in societies trending toward authoritarianism, tribalism and insularity.
Published Work | 2017 | American Literary History
Published Work | 2017
In the News
People of the Condor and Eagle
by Danfung Dennis, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist In the Amazon rainforest an ancient Indian prophecy warns of humankind splitting into two people. The people of the Condor would live in harmony with the earth. Their path would be guided by feeling and intuition. When the earth felt pain, they would feel...
Satellite images for vivid environmental stories
by Dan Hammer, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist I don’t know what to trust in the news anymore. I have taken to reading The Onion for hard-hitting investigative journalism. This is an especially troubling proposition for environmentalism. Any efficient or equitable allocation of natural resources depends crucially on open and trustworthy information...
Author, artist shed light on meaning of surfing at salon series
The City of Malibu Arts Commission helped sponsor the event, which was moderated by Jon Christensen, senior fellow and journalist-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies and Center for Digital Humanities.