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A Smart Energy Policy: An Economist's Rx for Balancing Cheap, Clean, and Secure Energy

James M. Griffin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149852
eISBN:
9780300149869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149852.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Everyone wants energy that is clean, cheap, and secure, goals which often conflict: traditional fossil fuels tend to be cheaper than alternative fuels, but they are hardly clean or (in the case of ... More


Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Karen Pinkus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How can we account, in a rigorous way, for alchemy's ubiquity? We think of alchemy as the transformation of a base material (usually lead) into gold, but “alchemy” is a word in wide circulation in ... More


Digital Gold

in Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with a discussion of alchemy and modernism. It then considers artists' engagement with alchemy, and the use of alchemy as a metaphor for digital money and the production of ... More


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