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February 2018

Newton Machine Exhibition @CCCB

1 February - 15 April
CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), Montalegre 5
Barcelona, Spain

We were delighted to win the Cultural Innovation International Prize 2017, awarded by CCCB Art Gallery in Barcelona, for our project, The Newton Machine. The Newton Machine is a design manual and prototype for an energy storage device, made with a local community using their tools, spare parts, and expertise. It takes us from the power socket, ‘through the wall’ to the energy infrastructure behind. We in the Reconstrained Design Group worked with Eday island, Scotland, to create this exhibition…

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March 2018

Smart Energy Summit, Brussels

8 March

Along with representatives from data and energy industries, from Tesla and Microsoft, through to Delta and the EU Commission, I've been invited to give an industry talk on Smart Society. This will be focused on energy and data landscapes in transition, as we move from centralised to distributed energy and data networking. The event is being hosted by SmartEn, Smart Energy Europe, the industry association of market players driving digital and decentralised energy solutions. The event will also be live-streamed.…

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August 2018

Petrocultures 2018 keynote in Glasgow

29 August - 1 September
University of Glasgow United Kingdom

There's a fantastic line up for Petrocultures 2018 in Glasgow, including my energetic colleagues and collaborators from Cultures of Energy, Rice University, Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe. Call for papers closes on 2 February. Petrocultures is motivated by the core notion that the humanities and social sciences have significant input to add to both knowledge of oil and energy and the irrevocable process of transformation. This is the first Petrocultures conference to be held outside North America. Scotland is an…

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September 2018

ASLE-UKI keynote in Orkney

5 September - 7 September
University of Highlands & Islands, Orkney Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Thrilled to be giving a keynote at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UK and Ireland) conference this year, which is being held in Orkney! The conference is happening in conjunction with the Orkney International Science Festival. There's a great line up already: other keynotes include poet and artist, Alec Finlay, as well environmental researcher and consultant, Gareth Davies. Call for papers is open until 1st March. Otherwise, hope to see you in Kirkwall in September.   Details…

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