Futures

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…

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…

Catastrophes and Promises

Catastrophes and Promises is a book of fragments. It was made from brief words heard during the 4S-EASST plenary in Barcelona, and written down on torn-out notebook pages. These word fragments have been painstakingly pieced together. They tell their own story, one made from the residues of another time. They make a speculative ethnography, and…

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…