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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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Future Archaeology of Mobile Telecoms

There is a long archaeology of futures in the mobile telecoms industry, futures that have appeared with much fanfare, been forgotten, and then resurrected once more. The ‘watchphone’ is perhaps the most recent example of a walking dead future, with a history and archaeology from decades past. There are others. This book chapter explores how …

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Energy Walk Introduction

The IT University of Copenhagen, Communications Department, has produced an introductory video to the Energy Walk, created as part of the Alien Energy research project into renewable energy and its landscapes and communities. It features both a description of the walk by myself, as well as feedback from some of the walkers who have travelled with the walking sticks along its path…

 

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Poem for an Entangled Age

This poem was written and edited during the symposium ‘Environmental Entanglements: Art, Technology & Natures‘ at Det Kgl. Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Copenhagen, 28-29 October 2014. The words are drawn from the speakers’ presentations and subsequent discussions. The poem was performed at the end of the event, as my response to being asked to ‘sum up’. …

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Design Mailboats, Making Futures

I am excited to say that the performance of Pelle Ehn, Lucy Suchman, and myself ‘The Design Mailboat’ at 4S/EASST 2012 has now been published as a Prologue to the new book ‘Making Futures: Marginal Notes on Innovation, Design, and Democracy‘ edited by Pelle Ehn, Elisabet M. Nilsson and Richard Topgaard, and published this month …

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Energy as Alien

My colleague on the Alien Energy project, Brit Ross Winthereik, and I have just had published a short essay ‘Energy as Alien’ in 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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The work of a Poetic Ethnographer

In September, I had a lovely experience, giving a paper on my poetic research methods at the Department for Thematic Studies, Social and Technical Change (TEMA-T), Link√∂ping University. In the discussion we talked about the effect of performing a paper, the effect of poetic words, compared to a standard academic presentation: one effect is the …

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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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