The four energies
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We have passed from the Promethean age of fire to the age of information, which now enables us to identify, model, measure, exploit and optimize the various material energies that seem to be the condition for the evolution of human societies. And we are attempting to unify the theory of general relativity and that of the quantum mechanics of elementary particles, which are irreconcilable to date, but whose scientific adequacy and power both seem exponential. Excessive? We explore all aspects of the physical production, use and consumption of energy. The physical and chemical bases of energy production will be explained. What are the consequences of our production methods and uses in terms of availability and sustainability?.
Mathematics ‐ Physics ‐ IT ‐ Finance
Energy in the living world
The energy at the origin of life remains enigmatic and fascinating. Like a perpetual engine, it seems to abound in innumerable scenarios of flora and fauna, always renewing itself in an evolution of which the human brain seems to be the most complex creation, but also the most threatening to our ecological equilibrium. We try to model it, to instrumentalize it, to synthesize it. How can we optimize it, repair it? Will we be able to "augment" it, to extend it? We'll be looking at the energy produced by living organisms, from bacteria to animal traction. How is biomass used (wood, methane, coal, etc.)? How does the dispersal of energy (electrical or luminous) aid functional exploration in physiology, medicine or therapeutic treatments? What are the effects of using renewable or fossil "energies" on the environment?
Medecin ‐ Biology ‐ Climatology ‐ Geology ‐ Evolution
How do we interpret this energy that borders on vitalism in the diversity of our beliefs? How do we liberate it, organize it, regulate it and celebrate it in our social practices? How do the human sciences share it to decipher our myths and build our knowledge? Will we ever know what consciousness is and where it is located? How are energy uses perceived on the scale of individuals, communities and countries? The relationships between consumption patterns, legislation and citizens' perceptions of them will be deciphered, as will the consequences of political decisions on everyday life and the organization of territories.
Cognitive sciences ‐ Psychology ‐ Philosophy ‐ Sociologie ‐ Histoire ‐ Econome
Energy in art
There can be no human society without art, which defines our relationship with the image of the world and with ourselves, according to our five senses and our reason. As the interface and identity of each civilization in the universe, it celebrates the myth of creation and the power that emerges from chaos, according to our human fantasies, emotions, desires and fears. He infuses it with the order that soothes our impulses, our dreams or our frailties. The use of energy or energy-based tools, combined with the digitization of processes, has opened up new artistic practices and modified many others. Performing arts and the classical arts have been joined by new disciplines made possible by electrical energy and the harnessing of the light energy it can produce.
Literature ‐ Music ‐ Plastic arts‐ Cinema ‐ Photography ‐ Games