Energy Futures

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,…

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…

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.…

Shaping Blue Growth

New book chapter from International network for Social Studies of Marine Energy (ISSMER). As a result of a workshop with representatives from marine energy communities, industry, and policy, we summarised the key ways in which social science and humanities research has a crucial role to play in the development of marine renewable energy. The workshop…

Whitepaper on Data and Energy convergence

IT Communications and Energy convergence, or ‘ICE’ as I like to call it, seems to be here. The data industry is an energy industry: data centers are benchmarked and marketed by their Power Usage Efficiency (PUE), and the major data players (Facebook, Google, Apple etc.) are all busy building renewable energy-powered data centers with reduced…

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…

The Draukie’s Tale poem published in anthology

‘The Draukie’s Tale: Origin Myth for Wave Energy’ poem (first published in the edited collection, Ebban an’ Flowan) has been published for a new audience in Energy Humanities: an Anthology, edited by Imre Szeman and Dominic Boyer (published by John Hopkins University Press). It’s a behemoth 300 page book with almost 50 articles, ranging from…