Author: Sand14

Unionized Data Governance

How to do personal energy data governance? With the move to Energy as a Service (EaaS), flexible energy services, where home generators and storage assets are being managed, how can the personal data generated by these home assets be governed? Who decides what data will be used, for what purposes? Will the energy sector just…

Poetry and Writing

Part manifesto, part compilation, this chapter explains how and why the words we choose make a difference to the futures we make. Drawing on philosophy and histories of science, as well as Ursula K. Le Guin, this chapter is about the rythmn in our scientific writing, and is rythmn in writing. All academics are professional…

Graphic novel published

Unda: A Graphic Novel of Energy Encounters has finally hit the shelves and screens! Over a year in the making, this graphic chapter is a massive collaboration with the fabulous Cymene Howe (Professor of Anthropology at Rice University) and Geoffrey C. Bowker (Professor at Department of Informatics UCI), with the amazing graphic illustrator Neil Ford,…

Sci-Fi Short Story

Performed and published as part of International Women’s Day in Shoreline of Infinity 22/23, the award-winning Scottish sci-fi magazine. ‘The Cuddle Stop’ is a short story about a culture of human connection whilst living and working alone in the void. Read ‘The Cuddle Stop’ in Shoreline of Infinity 23 (alongside Ken MacLeod and many many…

Energy at the End of the World

Book News Awarded the prestigious Rachel Carson Prize 2021 for its distinctive social and political relevance and contribution to public debate and social change. Awarded by Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Read more about the prize. “In Energy at the End of the World infrastructures become visible, palpable, personal and energy becomes something…

Liveable Data

As part of a book in honour of the late, great John Urry, I wrote a low-carbon science fiction around the concept of ‘Liveable Data’ – those who know Urry’s work will hear the conversation with his concept of ‘Liveable City’. This is a Speculative Fabulation, which draws on my experiences working with John Urry…

Orkney Cloud tech magazine

As part of our Mozilla Research Grant funded project, Orkney Cloud, I am really excited to announce the publication of our first Orkney Cloud magazine. The magazine is an anthology of Orkney Cloud incubated projects and inspirations; a weaving together of people and possibilities that could become an Orkney Cloud. And it is not comprehensive.…