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Alien Energy

Marine Renewable Energy as Alien: Social Studies of an Emerging Industry is a research project at the IT University of Copenhagen. We are interested in the role of local people and places in the marine energy industry in Denmark and in Orkney, Scotland, as the industry moves towards commercialization. How might we understand these places …

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EVENTS_
Land Art Generator Initiative Book Launch

In collaboration with my colleague on the Alien Energy project, Brit Ross Winthereik, I have been delighted to write a short article for the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) book. LAGI is an art-architecture competition, held this year in Copenhagen, which aims to imagine the design and construction of public art installations that uniquely combine …

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e-BOOK_
Future Archaeology of the Watchphone

With the recent launch of the ‘Apple Watch’ it seems an opportune moment to make available a preview of my new book chapter, which talks explicitly about the histories and archaeologies of the watchphone. ‘Future Archaeology: Re-animating Innovation in the Mobile Telecoms industry‘ unearths the zombie futures in the mobile telecoms industry, from the watchphone …

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Walking with Energy

Until 1 November 2014, you can immerse yourself in the Energy Walk, a 40 minute experience of energy at the edge, weaving together the seascape of the Danish Wave Energy Center, with other sustainable energies at the ‘edge’, from Orkney to Iceland. The walk begins at Færgegrillen, Hanstholm Havn, on the northwest coast of Jutland. …

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PODCASTS_
Energy Walk Albums

The ‘Energy Walk’ is now available to listen to, in both Danish and English. The ‘Energy Walk’ weaves together the landscapes of the Danish Wave Energy Center, in Hanstholm, Denmark, with other landscapes at the energy edge: marine energy in Orkney, Scotland, and geothermal energy in Iceland. It tells stories and offers dreams of sustainable …

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Living at the End of the World

I was asked to perform a keynote that spoke to issues of energy security, risk, and futures. This keynote was given at ‘Translations of Security’ an inspiring, interdisciplinary conference held at Center for Advanced Security Theory (CAST), University of Copenhagen, May 2014. The presentation was called ‘Living at the End of the World: a (Science …

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PUBLICATION_
Liminal Futures poem

I am delighted that my prose-poem ‘Liminal Futures’ has now been published as part of the edited volume ‘Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design’ edited by James Leach and Lee Wilson. The poem reflects on how the future is imagined and made in Orkney, and is followed by an extensive …

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Data Stories

‘Big Data’ rises and accumulates today from so much of our activity, off and online, that our lives seem almost suffused by ‘The Cloud’. But perhaps data might be otherwise? In this collection, Laura Watts and Dawn Nafus, two ethnographers, bring together stories from different data sites: from the marine energy industry, and from the …

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