課程資訊
課程名稱
天/空氣:自然與社會
Air/Sky: Nature and Culture 
開課學期
107-2 
授課對象
理學院  氣候變遷與永續發展國際學位學程  
授課教師
簡旭伸 
課號
IPCS5017 
課程識別碼
247EU1170 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期二7,8,9(14:20~17:20) 
上課地點
全變403 
備註
本課程以英語授課。上課地點: 全變中心後棟403演講廳 兼通識A57*。
總人數上限:50人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1072IPCS5017_ 
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課程概述

It is well known that life on Earth’s surface depends on the physical envelope of airy gases above our heads – the AIR. The air gives us the material we need to breathe. It protects us from harmful radiation and warms us from the cold of outer space. It has complex layers and convection systems that bring us weather.
The air is a cultural space as well: it mediates our phone calls, our posts, emails, music and video streaming; sky is an airspace for all kinds of airborne vehicles that transport mankind and cargos; it is weaponized through the use of drones and tear gas; and it contains communities of more-than-human beings.
For these reasons and others, there is an urgent need for students to engage in the nature and culture aspect of the air. And answer the question about how can we feel, sense, and know it? This advanced level course will explore a range of concepts, tools and methods to do so. 

課程目標
This course will challenge students to become “aerographers” by investigating both the cultural and geographical dimensions of air-space. By the end of this course, students can:
1. Organize and assess the value of several concepts to air/sky: cloud, fog, affect, breath, gas, verticality and the elemental.
2. Critically assess different theories, methods, practices, measurements, descriptions, observations and art forms that allow us to know and represent the air. 
課程要求
Students need to preview the key articles for the next week’s class, submit the assignments (one page for each reading) on time and attend the lecture and discussion sections.  
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
待補 
指定閱讀
Week 01.
Adey, P. (2014). Air: Nature and culture. London: Reaktion Books.

Week 02.
Winkler, M. G., & Wang, P. K. (1993). The late-Quaternary vegetation and climate of China (pp. 221-264). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Week 03.
Brock, F. V. and S. J. Richardson (2001) Meteorological Measurement Systems. Oxford University Press.
WMO (2008) Guide to Meteorological Instruments and Methods of Observation.
Giles Harrison (2015) Meteorological Measurements andInstrumentation. Wiley Blackwell.

Week 04.
Martin, C. (2011) Fog-bound: Aerial space and the Elemental Entanglements of Body-with-World. Environment and Planning D, 29(3): 454-468.
Morris, B. (2013) Air Today, Gone Tomorrow: the Haar of Scotland and Local Atmosphere as Heritage Sites. International Journal of Intangible Heritage, 8: 87-101.

Week 05.
Thornes, J. (2008) Cultural Climatology and the Representation of Sky, Atmosphere, Weather and Climate in selected art works of Constable, Monet and Eliasson. Geoforum, 39, 570-580.
Keeling, S. J. (2010). Visualization of the weather—past and present. Meteorological Applications, 17(2), 126-133.

Week 06.
Daipha, Phaedra (2015). Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Week 07.
吳俊傑(2013)追風十年回顧,中華民國氣象學會會刊。 http://typhoon.as.ntu.edu.tw/DOTSTAR/images/Dotstar%2010years.pdf

Week 08.
Chien, S. et al (2017) Ideological and Volume Politics behind Cloud Water Resource Governance

Week 09. WMO, 2008: Guide to Meteorological Instruments and Methods of Observation.
Giles Harrison, 2015: Meteorological Measurements andInstrumentation. Wiley Blackwell. pp257.

Week 11.
Ian Strangeways (2003) Measuring the Natural Environment. Cambridge University Press.
Hobbs, P. V. (2000). Basic physical chemistry for the atmospheric sciences. Cambridge University Press.

Week 12.
Moore, P. (2015). The weather experiment: The pioneers who sought to see the future. Farrar, Straus and Giroux;預見未來的人:氣象預報先驅與天氣實驗(2018),陸維濃譯,貓頭鷹出版。

Week 13.
Calvillo, N. (2018). Political airs: From monitoring to attuned sensing air pollution. Social studies of science, 48(3), 372-388.
Chien, S-S. et al (under review) Politics of Volumetric Spectacle in Contemporary Urban China

Week 14.
De Larrinaga, M. (2016) (Non)-Lethality and War
Ottinger, G. (2010). Buckets of resistance: Standards and the effectiveness of citizen science. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 35(2), 244-270.

Week 15.
Adey, P. (2010). Vertical security in the megacity: legibility, mobility and aerial politics. Theory, Culture & Society, 27(6), 51-67.
Elden, S. (2013). Secure the volume: Vertical geopolitics and the depth of power. Political Geography, 34, 35-51.
Elden (2013) Bodies, books, beneath
Bridge (2013) Territory, now in 3D 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Individual Assignment 
30% 
Essay on extreme-weather day-off policy 
2. 
Group Assignment I 
30% 
Essay on Artwork  
3. 
Group Assignment II 
20% 
Weather Forecast 
4. 
Class Discussion Involvement 
20% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/19  Course Introduction 
第2週
2/26  History of Climate Environment and Human Society 
第3週
3/05  Scientific understanding on Clouds and Winds 
第4週
3/12  Human and Air relationship though fogs 
第5週
3/19  Represent the Air through environment arts 
第6週
3/26  Weather Forecast and Risk Communication 
第7週
4/02  Scientific Observation on Extreme Weather- The DOTSTAR Program 
第8週
4/09  Scientific observations at different scales (Mid-term week) 
第9週
4/16  Geoengineering on extreme weather and Cloud Water Resource 
第10週
4/23  Mid-term report: extreme weather Day-off Policy 
第11週
4/30  Scientific features of smog and air pollutants 
第12週
5/07  History of air pollution- London time story 
第13週
5/14  State-society-nature relationship through smog 
第14週
5/21  State-society-nature relationship through tear gas 
第15週
5/28  Human-environment relation through a volumetric perspective  
第16週
6/04  Final Presentation I 
第17週
6/11  Final Presentation II 
第18週
6/18  Wrap-up and Feedback