Author: Sand14

Doggerland Citizen

Doggerland looks out and upwards, across the sea and towards the stars. Doggerland is a land that has no borders, that cannot be contained, its surface flows, sinks, and rises. Riffing on the lost landmass that once connected the islands of Great Britain with its continent, this online project offers a different form of citizenship…

Smart Power

In March, the UK National Infrastructure Commission released a report on how the electricity grid needs to change in order to keep the lights on, and meet the 2050 targets to reduce carbon emissions by 80%. The report is called ‘Smart Power‘. It proposes 3 changes to the grid: increased interconnection with other countries; actively…

Orkney Standard Time

“This is how I was born, how my creator, Victor Frankenstein, sparked me into energetic life…” So began my performance-paper at 4S 2015 (Society for Social Studies of Science) and AAA 2015 (American Anthropological Association) in Denver. I performed a character who haunts the islands of Orkney, abandoned out of hubris after her creation by…

Invisible Work in Marine Energy

Free to download. A collection of seven cards demonstrating the invisible work ongoing at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), in the Orkney islands, Scotland – the world’s first grid-connected test site for wave energy and tide energy – and the place where I have been working since 2003. Seasmith, Prophet, Transducer, Storyteller, Beacon, Selkie:…

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…

Poem for an Entangled Age

Poem for an Entangled Age, handcrafted book. 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, where both artists and academics performed and discussed their work. The words are drawn from the speakers’ presentations and subsequent discussions. The poem…