Publications

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.…

Design Mailboat

This book chapter began as a performance keynote at 4S/EASST 2012 annual conference in Copenhagen. Lucy Suchman, Pelle Ehn, and myself were asked to consider the conference theme ‘Design and Displacement: Social Studies of Science and Technology’ and how that might be situated in different places around the world. (Inspired by the Orkney Mailboats project).…

Liminal Futures

I am delighted that my prose-poem ‘Liminal Futures’ has now been published as part of the edited volume Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design edited by James Leach and Lee Wilson. The poem reflects on how the future is imagined and made in the Orkney islands, and is followed by…

Energy as Alien

In collaboration with my colleague on the Alien Energy project, Brit Ross Winthereik, I have been delighted to be included in the Land Art Generator Initiative, LAGI 2014 book. Our essay explores the concept of the ‘alien’ and how it might help us understand new energy infrastructure. LAGI is an art-architecture competition, held in 2014…

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…

Two Pebbles and a Poem

I was asked by Kim Sawchuk to contribute to a special issue on Media Arts Revisited in the Canadian Journal of Communications. For this academic article, I collated a poem and two pebbles from my ethnography in the mobile telecoms industry, to create a story-collage that reflected on the landscapes of the industry. Introduction I…