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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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International Network for Social Studies of Marine Energy

International network for Social Studies of Marine Energy (ISSMER) has been established to bring together interdisciplinary researchers interested in the socio-cultural, economic, geographic, philosophical, organisational, and political aspects of marine renewable energy. We welcome new members from academia, industry, and policy. Please get in touch via the website if you would like more information. ISSMER …

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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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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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Fieldwork Orkney 2013

See the latest photos from my ongoing fieldwork on marine energy in Orkney, and its places and people. This slideshow will be regularly updated during my fieldwork August-September 2013.

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