Artwork

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…

Energy Walk Album

Energy Walk

The ‘Energy Walk’ is an ethnographic installation in the landscape. It weaves together the sand dunes and harbour seascape of the Danish Wave Energy Center, in Hanstholm, Denmark, with other landscapes at the energy edge: marine energy in Orkney islands, Scotland, and geothermal energy in Iceland. Over a 40 minute journey it offers you stories,…

Data Stories

This art book is my second collaboration with Orkney publisher and poet, Alistair Peebles. This time we have been working with the wonderful artist and designers, Rachel Barron and Nathan Clydesdale. Dawn Nafus, anthropologist from Intel Labs, and I wrote the text during an exploration of how our two fieldsites re-imagined ‘Big Data’. Together we…

Alien Energy Fanzine

As part of our ongoing collaboration with those involved in marine energy, both in Denmark and in Orkney islands, we developed a ‘fanzine’–a fan magazine, inspired by the cut-and-paste interventions during the 1970s. This handcrafted booklet was composed during a workshop by the Alien Energy research team and many of those we are working with…

Travel Guide to the Futures

In a collaborative 2-day workshop ‘Making Futures, Challenging Innovation’ at the Participatory Design Conference (PDC 2012) Roskilde, we created an intervention into what counts as Innovation. This took the form of a guidebook to the ‘Futures’ – an imagined set of islands where the future is made differently, and innovation takes different forms. The Travel…

8 Key Components in a Future Infrastructure

How might we reconsider what infrastructure is, and how might we design it differently? For example, what kinds of connectivity infrastructure would reflect the kinds of futures that people in the Orkney Islands might aspire to? How does that change we think about connectivity infrastructures elsewhere? What happens when ‘monument’, ‘sea’, and ‘stone’ are key…

White Peak, Dark Peak

During 2009, I was invited to participate in the collaborative poetry project White Peak Dark Peak. The project, led by landscape poet Alec Finlay, created an audio-visual word-map of the Peak District National Park. The online word-map of poetry was accessed via QRcodes found in the landscape. For the project I composed two poems as…

Pandora’s Box: Fragments from the Future Archaeologist

This is one of many outcomes of my doctoral research project, A Future Archaeology of the Mobile Telecoms Industry. This box holds fragments of ideas, thoughts and findings from my PhD research project: A Future Archaeology of the Mobile Telecoms Industry. What futures does the mobile telecoms industry construct? And what other futures may be…