Author: Sand14

The Newton Machine

In June 2017, myself along with the ‘Reconstrained Design Group’ from Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) and Community Energy Scotland, won the International Cultural Innovation Prize 2017, from the prestigious art gallery, CCCB in Barcelona. Our project is a design manual and prototype for an energy storage machine, made by a local community using its…

The Draukie’s Tale poem published in anthology

‘The Draukie’s Tale: Origin Myth for Wave Energy’ poem (first published in the edited collection, Ebban an’ Flowan) has been published for a new audience in Energy Humanities: an Anthology, edited by Imre Szeman and Dominic Boyer (published by John Hopkins University Press). It’s a behemoth 300 page book with almost 50 articles, ranging from…

Academic Publications

For a complete list of my academic publications, please see my academia.edu page. You will find all my papers and book chapters listed there, available to download. More recent projects, along with their publications and downloadable media, are also available on this site. If you have a problem accessing any publications, please let me know.…

Dreaming on Lake Orcadie

“It was in Orkney, those Scottish islands closer to the Arctic and to Norway, than to London, where I lay down on the sandstone beach, closed my eyes and dreamed. There I lay, on the remnants of Lake Orcadie, an ancient sedimentary basin that was warm with water four hundred million years ago. There, I…

Seedbox Artefacts

A single handmade book with interventions and poems was created as part of my one month residency at Seedbox, Environmental Humanities Collaboratory. This included the ‘Seedbox by Starlight‘ poem sequence with a fold-out constellation map and transparent overlay to show the stars over planet Seedbox. As part of my performance of poems at Seedbox, I…