Author: Sand14

Alien Energy project

Alien Energy (funded as Marine Renewable Energy as Alien: Social Studies of an Emerging Industry) was a research project at the IT University of Copenhagen, where I worked along with Brit Ross Winthereik and James Maguire. We were interested in the role of local people and places in the marine energy industry in Denmark and…

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.…

Relocating Innovation: places and practices of future-making

This was a research project with Lucy Suchman and Endre Dányi at Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University. It reconceptualised innovation through a comparison of three different sites of social, technological and political invention: an internationally recognised centre of technology in Silicon Valley, USA; small-scale high-tech industry on the remote Orkney Islands, Scotland; and the…

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…

Seedbox by Starlight

As part of my residency at Seedbox, Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, for one month during Autumn 2016, I created a series of interventions and poetic writing. The first is a collection, Seedbox by Starlight. The second is a Future Makers Compass to navigate research projects by. The third are Seeds for a Seedbox University, which you…