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Speculative Worlds writing workshop in Gothenburg

University of Gothenburg Gothenburg

Speculative Worlds: a Writing Workshop is coming to the STS group at University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science. 19 May 2017 Full day workshop Workshop Outline “SF is that potent material-semiotic sign for the riches of speculative fabulation, speculative feminism, science fiction, speculative fiction, science fact, science fantasy... SF practice is a…

Heritage SF in London

School of Advanced Study, University of London London

I've been invited to join the Heritage Futures project at the Anticipation conference in London in November. Heritage Futures is an international project, exploring alternative ways of shaping future legacies and assembling common worlds across different fields of conservation practice. I've been working with them to explore how Future Archaeology, a method for writing futures…

Newton Machine Exhibition @CCCB

CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona) Montalegre 5, Barcelona

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…

Smart Energy Summit, Brussels

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…

Under Her Eye: Women & Climate Change panel

British Library London

Exciting times ahead. I've been invited to participate in a panel discussion at Under Her Eye: Women & Climate Change, an event at British Library, organised by the wonderful Lucy Wood and colleagues at Invisible Dust. Under Her Eye is an international arts-science summit and festival curated by Invisible Dust, as part of the 2018…

Sublime Electric Worlds @ EASST2018

Lancaster University Bailrigg Campus, Lancaster

Looking forward to returning to Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, for EASST 2018 in July, the great bi-annual European STS conference. The theme this year is 'Meetings - Making Science, Technology and Society together'. I'm giving a talk 'We Come to Sublime Electric Worlds' as part of session A13 'Of Other Landscapes' convened by…

Petrocultures 2018 keynote in Glasgow

University of Glasgow

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…

ASLE (Literature & Environment) keynote in Orkney

University of Highlands & Islands, Orkney Kirkwall

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…

Orkney International Science Festival (Kirkwall and Eday)

So, this year, I'll be taking two turns at the Orkney International Science Festival. Ebban An' Flowan 6 September 9.30 - 10.30 Town Hall, Kirkwall On Thursday, I'm in conversation with fellow Edinburgh poet, Alec Finlay, and Orkney environmental consultant, Gareth Davies. The three of us will reflect together on the development and insights in…

Lapland Keynote @ Finnish Society for Environmental Social Sciences

University of Lapland Rovaniemi

Watch the video of my keynote... Snowshoes on and join a truly wonderful line up of speakers and sessions at the Finnish Society for Environmental Social Sciences (YHYS) Annual colloquium, being held this year at University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, in November. Keynoting around the theme of NatureCultures are: Philip Vannini (Royal Roads University), who will…