Tag: ethnography

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…

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…

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…