A conversation between Brannon Andersen (Furman University) and Bart Everson (CAT+FD) on teaching, learning, problems facing humanity, and the "rapidly emerging transdisciplinary endeavour" of Earth System Science.
Dr. Brannon Andersen came to Furman in 1994 after completing his Ph.D. at Syracuse University, where he also was a senior geochemist studying leachate mitigation as part of the closure of the Freshkills Landfill on Staten Island, NY. He is trained in geology but has morphed into an environmental scientist with a focus on biogeochemistry and sustainability science. Dr. Andersen believes in the transformative impact of undergraduate research experiences and has co-authored over 110 abstracts with undergraduate students that were presented at regional and national professional meetings. He has also published over 28 journal articles/book chapters and has been awarded over $2 million in external grants. Dr. Andersen was profiled in Science Trends in 2017.
Bart Everson is a media artist and creative generalist at Xavier University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development. His recent work draws on integrative learning, activism, critical perspectives on technology, and Earth-based spiritual paths.
Links for this episode:
- Brannon Andersen at Furman University
- The emergence and evolution of Earth System Science (Nature Reviews)
- KimStanleyRobinson.info: The reference site for Kim Stanley Robinson
- Institute for Social Ecology
- Stella Online (free version of modelling and simulation software from Isee Systems)
- The Patterning Instinct by Jeremy Lent
- The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision (An excerpt from Capra's and Luisi's book)
- Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick J. Deneen
- What is degrowth?
- Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
- From Banks and Tanks to Cooperation and Caring: A Strategic Framework for a Just Transition (PDF booklet from Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project)