Products

We are continually sharing results of our research through journals, conference presentations and working papers. Here is a summary of research products:

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Bendor, R., D. Maggs, R. Peake, J. Robinson and S. Williams. 2017. The imaginary worlds of sustainability: observations from an interactive art installation. Ecology and Society 22 (2):17.
https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol22/iss2/art17/

Maggs, D. & Robinson, J. (2016). Recalibrating the Anthropocene:
Sustainability in an Imaginary World. Environmental Philosophy 13:2 pp. 175–194 doi: 10.5840/envirophil201611740

Bendor, R., Anacleto, J., Facey, D., Fels, S., Herron, T., Maggs, D., Peake, R., Robinson, J., Robinson, M., Salter, J., Sheppard, S., Vattanawong, O., Wang, A., Williams, S., “Sustainability in an Imaginary World”, ACM Interactions XXII.5 Sept-Oct 2015, p. 54

Books

Robinson, J., Maggs, D., Williams, S. (Under development). Sustainability in an Imaginary World.

Other Publications

Kai Chan and John Robinson, “Culture Clash, concluding thoughts: Can Science Save Us? Can We Save Science?” Chans Lab Views, Mar 4, 2015, http://chanslabviews.blogspot.ca/2015/03/culture-clash-concluding-thoughts-can.html

Kai Chan and John Robinson, “Culture Clash part 5: Who is the scientist, and who the humanist?”, Chans Lab Views blog, Mar 2, 2015, http://chanslabviews.blogspot.ca/2015/03/culture-clash-part-5-who-is-scientist.html

Kai Chan and John Robinson, “Culture Clash part 4: Are Worldviews like Hats (Switchable)? Is Science Morally Prescriptive?”, Chans Lab Views blog, Feb 27, 2015, http://chanslabviews.blogspot.ca/2015/02/culture-clash-part-4-are-worldviews.html

Kai Chan and John Robinson, “Interdisciplinary Culture Clash, part 3: If Not a Religion, Is Science an Ideology?”, Chans Lab Views blog, Feb 25, 2015, http://chanslabviews.blogspot.ca/2015/02/interdisciplinary-culture-clash-part-3.html

Kai Chan and John Robinson, “Interdisciplinary Culture Clash, part 2: Is Science a Religion? Were the Dark Ages Dark?”, Chans Lab Views blog, Feb 23, 2015, http://chanslabviews.blogspot.ca/2015/02/interdisciplinary-culture-clash-part-2.html

Kai Chan and John Robinson, “Interdisciplinary Culture Clash, Part 1: Sustainability in an Imaginary World”, Chans Lab Views blog, Feb 19 2015, http://chanslabviews.blogspot.ca/2015/02/interdisciplinary-culture-clash-part-1.html.

Lectures

John Robinson, “Emergent Engagement: FutureTalks and Sustainability in an Imaginary World”, guest lecture in SSM2020 – Sustainability Ethics, University of Toronto, Sept 28, 2016

Robinson, J., “Emergent Engagement: FutureTalks and Sustainability in an Imaginary World”, Seminar Presentation to the Chalmers Institute for Innovation and Sustainability Transitions, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, Sept 23, 2016

John Robinson, Guest Lecture for Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, “Regenerative sustainability, emergent dialogue, and imaginary worlds: Exploring engagement processes at the community scale” – Making Secondary Mathematics Meaningful, UBC, Vancouver, February 24, 2015

Conference Presentations

Robinson, J., “Sustainability in an Imaginary World: Theorizing ontological Agency”, presentation at Environmental Humanities and German Studies 11th Annual Toronto German Studies Symposium, Apr 12, 2018

Robinson, J., “Sustainability in an Imaginary World and U of T’s President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability”, presentation at environmental humanities working group seminar, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, Feb 26, 2018

Williams, S. Sustainability in an Imaginary World. Presented at International Sustainability Transitions 2017. Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. June, 2017.

Robinson, J., “Sustainability in the Imaginary World – Some thoughts on the relationship between sustainability and culture”, Presentation at “Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures: theories, policies, practices” conference, Helsinki, Finland, May 8, 2015

Robinson, J., “Emergent Dialogue, Municipal Climate response, and Imaginary Worlds: Exploring Climate Change innovation and Engagement Processes at the Community Scale”, Presentation to the University of Toronto, School of the Environment and the Department of Geography and Planning, Seminar, Toronto, November 19, 2014

Robinson. J., “Sustainability in an Imaginary World”, Presentation at the Cities for People Conference, Toronto, November 14, 2014

Robinson, J., “Emergent dialogue, municipal climate response, and imaginary worlds: Exploring climate change innovation and engagement processes at the community scale” Keynote speech at Surprise Resilient Scenarios: Emergent Dialogue Global Carbon Project, Okinawa, Japan, November 3, 2014

Robinson, J., “Sustainability in an Imaginary World, NMSL project”, 2 minute madness presentation at Graphics, Animation and New Media (GRAND) Annual Conference, Vancouver, Apr 14, 2014

Workshops

Maggs, D., Robinson, J., and Williams, S. Organizers, “Sustainability in an Imaginary World Workshop”, University of Toronto, Mar 8-9, 2018.

Robinson, J., “Sustainability and the frustrations of modernism: the challenge of regenerative sustainability”, presentation at Liminus Institute Workshop, Woody Point, NF, Jul 17, 2015

Robinson, J., “Regenerative sustainability, emergent dialogue, and imaginary worlds: Exploring engagement processes at the community scale”, Presentation at the Centre for Sustainable Communications retreat, Stockholm, Sweden, February, 12, 2015

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