iDoc is an intermedia documentary project that tracks energy-transition research, discussions, and developments in Alberta, Canada, and beyond. By speaking to various scholars, policy makers, activists, and community members, iDoc seeks to record, archive, and share ideas and conversations about current and future energy systems.
iDoc documents and archives the energy-related research ongoing at the University of Alberta in the 45+ research teams working on the Future Energy Systems project. This documentary and open-access archival project features interviews and discussions of energy transition from the perspective of diverse stakeholders by asking:
- What are the energy systems of the future?
- What decisions are being made in the present that are shaping those futures?
- Who is making those decisions and why?
- What other voices and perspectives should be contributing to these discussions if we want the design of our future communities to be driven by energy and climate justice for all?
The iDoc project takes methodological cues from the Fogo Method, an approach first developed by the National Film Board of Canada in 1967 (Wiesner, 2010) and subsequently used around the world. The Fogo Method reciprocally shares recorded discussions among relevant community members, policy-makers, and researchers in order to move towards resolutions of seemingly intractable problems.
Through such discussions, the iDoc project will showcase the knowledge and stories of scientists, activists, artists, policy makers, and citizens, in order to document and archive current discussions of energy transition.
iDoc Video Archive
Learn more about various approaches to energy transition and future energy systems by exploring the iDoc media archive.
Assistant Professor, Arts, Culture, Media (UTSC) & Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto.
MA Student, Digital Humanities/Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta
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