Publications

Books

Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016; ISBN 978-0-8166-9314-6), 357 pgs.

Accumulation: The Material Politics of Plastic, co-edited with Gay Hawkins and Mike Michael, published in the book series, “Culture, Economy and the Social,” Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change/CRESC (New York and London: Routledge, 2013; ISBN 978-0-415-62582-1), 242 pgs.

Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011; ISBN 978-0-472-11761-1), 225 pgs.

Airdrop, Chapbook No. 1 (London: Bookworks, 2004; ISBN: 1-870699-72-6), 40 pgs.

Special Issues

“Sensors and Sensing Practices: Reworking Experience across Entities, Environments and Technologies,” special issue co-edited with Helen Pritchard and Lara Houston (submitted).

Practicing, Materializing and Contesting Environmental Data,” special issue co-edited with Nerea Calvillo, Big Data & Society, vol. 3, no. 2 (2016).  Contributors include: Emma Garnett, Yanni Alexander Loukissas, Tahani Nadim, Ingmar Lippert, Brooke Singer, Kim Fortun, Lindsay Poirier, Alli Morgan, Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn, Mike Fortun, Jennifer Gabrys, Helen Pritchard, and Benjamin Barratt.

Journal Articles

Sensing Lichens: From Ecological Microcosms to Environmental Subjects,” invited paper for special issue “The Wretched Earth: Botanical Conflicts and Artistic Interventions,” edited by Sheila Sheikh and Ros Gray for Third Text 151, vol. 32 (2018), issue 2 (doi: 10.1080/09528822.2018.1483884), 1-19

Re-Calibrating DIY: Testing Participation across Dust Sensors, Fry Pans and Environmental Pollution,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard and Lara Houston, New Media & Society (2018; doi: 10.1177/1461444818
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Just Good Enough Data and Environmental Sensing: Moving Beyond Regulatory Benchmarks toward Citizen Action,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard, International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, Special Section: Citizen Data Science, vol. 13 (2018; doi: 10.2902/1725-0463.2018.13.art2), 4-14

Citizen Sensing, Air Pollution and Fracking: From ‘Caring about Your Air’ to Speculative Practices of Evidencing Harm,” invited submission for special issue “Care and Policy Practices,” edited by Vicky Singleton, Nat Gill, Claire Waterton for The Sociological Review monograph series, vol. 65, no. 2 (2017; doi: 10.1177/00811769177104), 179-192

Practicing, Materializing and Contesting Environmental Data,” introduction to special issue, “Practicing, Materializing and Contesting Environmental Data,” Big Data & Society vol. 3, no. 2 (2016; doi: 10.1177/2053951716673391), 1-7

Just Good Enough Data: Figuring Data Citizenships through Air Pollution Sensing and Data Stories,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard and Benjamin Barratt, for the special issue, “Practicing, Materializing and Contesting Environmental Data,” Big Data & Society vol. 3, no. 2 (2016; doi: 10.1177/2053951716679677), 1-14

From Citizen Sensing to Collective Monitoring: Working through the Perceptive and Affective Problematics of Environmental Pollution,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard for the special issue, “Border Topologies,” edited by Nishat Awan, Geohumanities 2, no. 2 (2016; doi: 10.1080/2373566X.2016. 1234355), 354-371

A Cosmopolitics of Energy: Diverging Materialities and Hesitating Practices,” invited contribution to special issue, “Performing Environmental Change: The Politics of Social Science Methods,” edited by Kristin Asdal and Noortje Marres, Environment and Planning A 46, no. 9 (2014; doi: 10.1068/a468), 2095-2109

Programming Environments: Environmentality and Citizen Sensing in the Smart City,” invited contribution for special issue, “A New Apparatus: Technology, Government, and the Resilient City,” edited by Bruce Braun and Stephanie Wakefield, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 32, no. 1 (2014; doi: 10.1068/d16812), 30-48

Becoming Urban: Sitework from a Moss-Eye ViewEnvironment and Planning A, vol. 44, issue 12 (2012; doi: 10.1068/a44671), 2922-2939

Sensing an Experimental Forest: Processing Environments and Distributing Relations,” Computational Culture, issue 2 (2012; ISSN 2047-2390)

Arts, Sciences and Climate Change: Practices and Politics at the Threshold,” co-authored with Kathryn Yusoff, Science as Culture, vol. 21, issue 1 (2012; first published online 14 April 2011; doi: 10.1080/ 09505431.2010.550139), 1-24

Climate Change and the Imagination,” co-authored with Kathryn Yusoff, WIRES (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews, Climate Change) vol. 2, no. 4 (2011; doi: 10.1002/wcc.117), 516-534

Sink: The Dirt of Systems,” Environment and Planning D, vol. 27, issue 4 (2009; doi: 10.1068/d5708), 666-681

Automatic Sensation: Environmental Sensors in the Digital City,” in “Senses and the City,” special edition of The Senses and Society, edited by Mags Adams and Simon Guy, vol. 2, no. 2 (July 2007, ISSN 1745-8927), 189-200

Bear Life,” co-authored with Kathryn Yusoff, in Focas: Forum on Contemporary Art and Society, vol. 6: “Regional Animalities,” edited by Lucy Davis (National University of Singapore Press and the Documenta 12 Magazines Project, 2007; ISSN 978-981-05-8681-2), 66-83

Time Lapses: Robert Smithson’s Mobile Landscapes,” co-authored with Kathryn Yusoff, in “Cultural Geographies in Practice,” Cultural Geographies, vol. 13, no. 3 (2006; ISSN: 1474-4740), 444-450

The Quick and the Dirty: Ephemeral Systems in Silicon Valley,” photo-essay in “Ephemera,” Thresholds, issue No. 31 (2006; ISSN: 1091-711x), 26-31

Machines Fall Apart: Failure in Art and Technology,” in “Re:Searching Our Origins: Critical and Archival Histories of the Electronic Arts,” special edition of Leonardo Electronic Almanac, edited by Catherine Mason and Paul Brown, vol. 13, no. 4 (April 2005, ISSN: 1071-4391)

Leaflet Drop: The Paper Landscapes of War,” in “Casting Doubt,” Invisible Culture, issue 7 (Winter 2004, ISSN: 1097-3710)

Chapters in Books / Edited Works

“Data Citizens: How to Reinvent Rights,” invited chapter for Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights, edited by Didier Bigo, Engin Isin, Evelyn Ruppert (Routledge Studies in International Political Sociology, forthcoming)

“Sensing the Air and Experimenting with Environmental Citizenship,” invited chapter for The Playful Citizen: Power, Creativity, Knowledge, edited by Joost Raessens, Sybille Lammes, Rene Glas, Michiel de Lange (Amsterdam University Press, forthcoming)

Citizen Sensing, Environmental Monitoring, and “Media” as Practice in the Making,” invited chapter for The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities, edited by Jentery Sayers (New York: Routledge, 2018), 503-510

Digital Rubbish,” entry for Posthuman Glossary, edited by Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova (London: Bloomsbury Press, 2018), 107-109

Sensing Practices,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard, entry for Posthuman Glossary, edited by Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova (London: Bloomsbury Press, 2018), 394-396

Air Walk: Monitoring Pollution and Experimenting with Forms of Participation,” invited chapter for Walking through Social Research, edited by Charlotte Bates and Alex Rhys-Taylor (London: Routledge, “Advances in Research Methods Series,” 2017), 144-161

“Monitoring and Remediating a Garbage Patch,” invited chapter for Research Objects in their Technological Setting, edited by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Alfred Nordmann, Astrid Schwarz and Sacha Loeve (London: Routledge, 2017), 201-214

Re-Thingifying the Internet of Things,” invited chapter for Sustainable Media: Critical Approaches to Media and Environment, edited by Nicole Starosielski and Janet Walker (New York and London: Routledge, 2016), 180-195

Becoming Civic: Fracking, Air Pollution and Environmental Sensing Technologies,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard, Nerea Calvillo, Tom Keene, and Nick Shapiro, for the Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice and Civic Media website, edited by Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016) (online version published 2015, print version published 2016)

Powering the Digital: From Energy Ecologies to Electronic Environmentalism,” invited chapter for Media and the Ecological Crisis, edited by Richard Maxwell, Jon Raundalen and Nina Lager Vestberg (New York and London: Routledge, 2014), 3-18

“Introduction: From Materiality to Plasticity,” co-authored with Gay Hawkins and Mike Michael, in Accumulation: The Material Politics of Plastic, edited by Jennifer Gabrys, Gay Hawkins, Mike Michael (CRESC book series; New York and London: Routledge, 2013), 1-14

Plastic and the Work of the Biodegradable,” in Accumulation: The Material Politics of Plastic, edited by Jennifer Gabrys, Gay Hawkins, Mike Michael (CRESC book series; New York and London: Routledge, 2013), 208-227

Ecological Observatories: Fluctuating Sites and Sensing Subjects,” invited chapter for Field_Notes: Field and Laboratory as Sites for Art & Science Practices, edited by Laura Beloff, Erich Berger and Terike Haapoja (Finnish Society of Bioart, 2013), 178-187

“Shipping and Receiving: The Social Death of Electronics,” invited contribution for Aesthetic Fatigue: Modernity and the Language of Waste, edited by John Scanlan (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), 274-297

“Natural History” and “Salvage,” invited entries for Depletion Design: A Glossary of Network Ecologies, edited by Carolin Wiedemann and Soenke Zehle (Amsterdam: Institute for Network Cultures, Theory on Demand 8, 2012), 103-108; 133-136,

Atmospheres of Communication,” invited contribution for The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Technologies, edited by Barbara Crow, Michael Longford and Kim Sawchuk (University of Toronto Press, 2010; ISBN 978-0802098931), 46-59

Telepathically Urban,” invited contribution for Circulation and the City: Essays on Urban Culture, edited by Alexandra Boutros and Will Straw (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010; ISBN 978-0773536654), 48-63

Forecast Factory: Snow Globes and Weather Makers,” in BiPolar, edited by Kathryn Yusoff (London: The Arts Catalyst, 2008; ISBN: 978-0-9534546-6-2), 62-66

“Paper Mountains, Disposable Cities,” in “Refuse Report,” Surface Tension Supplement No. 1 edited by Brandon Labelle and Ken Ehrlich (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2006; ISBN: 0977259404), 130-139

Media in the Dump,” in Trash, edited by John Knechtel, No. 11 (Cambridge: MIT Press and Alphabet City Magazine, 2006; ISBN: 0-262-11301-5), 156-165

“Motor Chorus: Spatializing an Automotive City,” in Surface Tension, edited by Brandon LaBelle and Ken Ehrlich (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2003; ISBN: 0965557049), 245-254

Noise and Contamination in the Information City,” in Visual Knowledges Conference Proceedings, edited by John Frow (University of Edinburgh, 2003; ISBN: 0953271331)

Reviews, Exhibition Catalogs, Magazines, Letters, Reports and Commentaries

“As Lichens Absorb Air Pollution they Show Us the Limits of Livability,” invited contribution to Feral Atlas, edited by Anna Tsing, Jennifer Deger, Alder Keleman, and Elaine Gan (submitted, forthcoming)

Becoming Planetary.” In the collection, “Accumulation,” edited by Daniel Barber, e-flux Architecture (October 2, 2018)

Making Worlds at the End of the World,” forum book review of Anna Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins, in Dialogues in Human Geography, vol. 8, issue 1 (2018), doi: 10.1177/2043820617738830

Afterword: Reverse Executions in the Internet of Things,” in Data Browser 06: Executing Practices, edited by Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass, Magda Tyzlik-Carver (Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2017), 267-273 (second edition with Open Humanities Press forthcoming)

Introduction to the Special Issue on Environmental Data,” Big Data & Society blog post (2 February 2017)

Sensing Air and Generating Worlds of Data,” invited contribution for the Technosphere Magazine (Berlin, Germany: HKW, 2016)

Jennifer Gabrys: A continent. Inter-view, as part of the “Technosphere” launch event, HKW, Berlin, Germany, continent, issue 5 no. 2 (2016), 32-36

Citizen Sensing: Recasting Digital Ontologies through Proliferating Practices,” for special online issue on “Digital Ontology,” edited by Antonia Walford and Hannah Knox, “Theorizing the Contemporary,” Cultural Anthropology (2016)

“RE: ‘Battling the bureaucracy hydra,’” eLetter response, Science (2 February 2016)

Next-Generation Environmental Sensing: Moving Beyond Regulatory Benchmarks for Citizen-Gathered Data,” draft conference proceedings co-authored with Helen Pritchard for “Environmental Infrastructures and Platforms 2015 – Infrastructures and Platforms for Environmental Crowd Sensing and Big Data Proceedings of the Workshop,” as part of the European Citizen Science Association General Assembly 2015 (ECSA GA’ 2015), Barcelona, Spain, October 28-30 October, 2015, edited by Arne J. Berre, Sven Schade, and Jaume Piera (draft version published October 2015), 57-65

Plastiglomerates and Speculative Geologies,” invited text for an Anthropocene Monument newspaper, developed by Tomas Saraceno, (Toulouse, France, 2014)

Speculating with Organisms in the Plastisphere,” invited essay for Pinar Yoldas exhibition catalogue, An Ecosystem of Excess (Berlin: Ernst Schering Foundation, 2014), as part of the Transmediale afterglow festival, 48-59

For the World, Not of the World,” a review of Isabelle Stengers’ Thinking with Whitehead, for the journal Metascience vol. 23, issue 3, 513-516 (2014; published online first 19 March)

Smart and Sustainable Cities: A Visual Essay,” Society & Space open site, contribution accompanies the publication of “Governing the Resilient City” special issue for Environment and Planning D, vol. 32, no. 1 (2014)

Sphygmograph,” invited text entry for the Evil Media Distribution Centre, an exhibition by YoHa, Transmediale, Berlin (29 January – 2 February 2013)

“Global Geographies of Electronic Waste,” invited entry for Atlas: Geography, Architecture and Change in an Interdependent World, edited by Renata Tyszczuk, Joe Smith, and Melissa Butcher (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2012), 160-161

Insect Oriented Media Theory,” review of Jussi Parikka’s Insect Media for Mute Magazine (6 October 2011)

“In the Woods and Out for the Territory: The Spatial Practice of Para-sites,” invited review essay for Dwelling for Intervals, edited by Yvette Poorter (Montréal: Conundrum Press, 2010; ISBN: 978-1894994484), 85-96

“Creative Practices: Weather Permitting,” co-authored with Kathryn Yusoff, in Communicating Geographical Research Beyond the Academy: A Guide for Researchers, edited by Rita Gardner, Klaus Dodds, Catherine Souch and Fiona McConnell (London: Royal Geographic Society with IBG, 2010), 30

The Art of Salvage,” in USED/Goods exhibition catalog, edited by Lorraine Oades, Kim Sawchuk and Gisele Amantea (Montréal: Cut Rate Collective, 2009; ISBN 978-0-9812307-0-2), 86-97

“Circulating Carts, Salvaging Connections,” in Surface Tension: Manual for the Construction of a Cart as a Device to Elaborate Social Connection, edited by Brandon Labelle and Ken Ehrlich, No. 3 (Berlin: Errant Bodies Press, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-9772594-7-2), 40-43

Bill Burns: The Flora and Fauna Information Service,” review of Bill Burns ICA (London) exhibition and printed matter, Afterall online (2008)

“Dirty Water Initiative,” introduction to Simparch installation at inSITE 05, in Surface Tension Supplement No. 1, edited by Brandon Labelle and Ken Ehrlich (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2006; ISBN: 0977259404), 78-80 / 78-86

Appliance Theory,” in Cabinet Magazine, Issue No. 21, “Electricity” (Brooklyn, NY, 2006: Immaterial Incorporated; ISSN: 1531-1430), 82-86

“Acts of Disposal,” exhibition review of “Unwanted, Broken and Useless,” installation by Adrienne Spier (Toronto: YYZ Artists’ Outlet / YYZ zine, 2006)

Residue in the E.A.T. Archives,” online essay, The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, Centre for Research and Documentation (Montreal, 2004)

“Wasting Time,” exhibition review of “Continuous Surface” video art installation by Yvette Poorter (Toronto: Trinity Square Video, 2004)

“Crime and Ornament,” book review in “Economies,” Parachute, No. 110 (Montreal, 2003; ISSN: 0318 7020), 132-133

The Television in the Garden,” in “Transit,” Loud Paper, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Berkeley, CA, 2002; ISSN: 1523 8733), 10-13

Reprints and Translations

“Telepathically Urban,” reprint of 2010 chapter in Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future (Barcelona: ACTAR Publishers; first book of the Seoul Biennale 2017)

The Becoming Environmental of Computation: From Citizen Sensing to Planetary Computerization,” invited paper based on keynote lecture for STS Italia conference, “Sociotechnical Environments,” Technoscienza vol 8, issue 1 (2017; partial reprint of chapter 6 in Program Earth), 5-21

“A Cosmopolitics of Energy: From Invisible to Materialized Practices,” invited chapter of abbreviated reprint of EPA paper in Invisible Culture, edited by Brandon LaBelle (Published with the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, 2017) (based on the “Invisible Seminar 1,” Bergen, Norway)

“Programming Environments: Environmentality and Citizen Sensing in the Smart City,” invited chapter of abbreviated reprint of EPD paper, in Smart Urbanism: Utopian Vision or False Dawn? edited by Simon Marvin, Colin McFarlane and Andrés Luque-Ayala (London: Routledge, 2015), 88-107

“Programming Environments: Environmentality and Citizen Sensing in the Smart City,” invited chapter of German translation of EPD paper in Internet der Dinge, edited by Florian Sprenger and Christoph Engemann (Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2015), 313-342

“Arts, Sciences and Climate Change: Practices and Politics at the Threshold,” co-authored with Kathryn Yusoff, invited chapter of Science as Culture paper, reprinted in Climates and Cultures, edited by Mike Hulme (London: Sage Library of the Environment Series, 2015; ISBN: 9781473904521)