Artwork

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…

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…

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…

The Newton Machine

In June 2017, myself as part of the ‘Reconstrained Design Group‘ (which includes James Auger and Julian Hanna at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute M-ITI), Eday Renewable Energy Ltd. and Community Energy Scotland, won the International Cultural Innovation Prize 2017, from the prestigious art gallery, CCCB in Barcelona. Our project is a design manual and prototype…

Dreaming on Lake Orcadie

“It was in Orkney, those Scottish islands closer to the Arctic and to Norway, than to London, where I lay down on the sandstone beach, closed my eyes and dreamed. There I lay, on the remnants of Lake Orcadie, an ancient sedimentary basin that was warm with water four hundred million years ago. There, I…

Seedbox Artefacts

A single handmade book with interventions and poems was created as part of my one month residency at Seedbox, Environmental Humanities Collaboratory. This included the ‘Seedbox by Starlight‘ poem sequence with a fold-out constellation map and transparent overlay to show the stars over planet Seedbox. As part of my performance of poems at Seedbox, I…