The Gradient is an independent medium for Essays published by Energies United. We invite experts from various disciplines and cultures to look at the concept of energy from a variety of angles and shed new light on the mental maps underlying our daily energy practices.
William Semple analyses what we can learn from indigenous cultures about unconscious energy relationships.
Prof. Sergio Ulgiati and Eric Poettschacher on the notion of Emergy and its power to shift our understanding of energy at large. (August 2016)
An interview with Prof. Marina Fischer-Kowalski about energy and perception in different social metabolisms.
Martin Kirk looks at energy consumption through the lens of a worldview that radically opposes industrial logic: wetiko.
Zack Wood analyses structures of play as a means for creating energies that many people look for but rarely engage with. (March 2016)
Adam Seitchik, a thought leader in sustainable investing, about the changing role of money energy in his life and the finance sector. (February 2016)
Barry Lord, world-renowned museum planner and author of Art & Energy, reflects on how energy sources have been shaping our perception over time. (January 2016)