Future Archaeology

Zombie Futures in the Mobile Telecoms Industry

There is a long archaeology of futures in the mobile telecoms industry, futures that have appeared with much fanfare, been forgotten, and then resurrected once more. The ‘watchphone’ (recently popularised by the Apple Watch) is perhaps the most recent example of a walking dead future, with a history and archaeology from decades past. There are…

Orkney: Landscapes of Future Resistance

Videocast of my paper-performance Orkney: Landscapes of Futures Resistance at 4S/EASST 2008 conference at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. The piece explores how the landscapes of the Orkney islands, Scotland, have an agency that makes the future differently, perhaps in more ‘innovative’ ways compared to landscapes elsewhere…

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…