Citizens of Worlds: Open-Air Toolkits for Environmental Struggle (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming).
Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016). Available open access on Manifold.
Accumulation: The Material Politics of Plastic, co-edited with Gay Hawkins and Mike Michael (New York and London: Routledge, 2013, published in the book series, “Culture, Economy and the Social,” Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change/CRESC).
Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011).
Airdrop, Chapbook No. 1 (London: Bookworks, 2004), 40 pgs.
“Sensors and Sensing Practices,” special issue co-edited with Helen Pritchard and Lara Houston, Science, Technology & Human Values 44, no. 5 (September 2019). Contributors include: Stefan Helmreich, Andrea Ballestero, Michaela Spencer, Endre Dányi, Yasunori Hayashi, Christelle Gramaglia, François Mélard, Olga Kuchinskaya, Lorenzo Pezzani, Charles Heller, Cymene Howe, Lara Houston, Jennifer Gabrys and Helen Pritchard.
“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.
“Planetarities,” a short monograph series co-edited with Ros Gray and Shela Sheikh, Goldsmiths Press
The Planetarities series engages with the multiple planetarities that materialize by undoing the abstractions of globalism, by expanding beyond the consolidations of the universal human, and by working toward differential planetary connections and collectives.
“Programming Nature as Infrastructure in the Smart Forest City,” commentary for the anniversary special issue, “Splintering Urbanism at 20,” edited by Colin McFarlane, Alan Wiig, Jonathan Rutherford, and Andrew Kervonen, Journal of Urban Technology, forthcoming.
“The Forest that Walks: Digital Fieldwork and Distributions of Site,” in the special issue, “Critical Walking Methodologies and Oblique Agitations of Place,” co-edited by Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman (WalkingLab), Qualitative Inquiry, published online first September 4, 2021.
“AirKit: A Citizen-Sensing Toolkit for Monitoring Air Quality,” co-authored with Sachit Mahajan and Joanne Armitage, for the special issue, “Air Quality Internet of Things Devices,” Sensors 21, no. 12 (2021): 4044; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21124044.
“Planetary Health in Practice: Sensing Air Pollution and Transforming Urban Environments,” in the research article collection, “Healthy Publics: Transforming and Sustaining Health Research and Action,” edited by Steve Hinchliffe, Lenore Manderson, and Martin Moore, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 7, no. 35 (2020): 1-11; https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-00534.
“Smart Forests and Data Practices: From the Internet of Trees to Planetary Governance,” Big Data & Society 7, no. 1 (2020): 1-10; doi:10.1177/2053951720904871.
“Sensors and Sensing Practices: Reworking Experience across Entities, Environments and Technologies,” introduction to the special issue, “Sensors and Sensing Practices,” co-edited with Helen Pritchard and Lara Houston for Science, Technology & Human Values 44, no. 5 (2019): 723-736; doi:10.1177/0162243919860211.
“Breakdown in the Smart City: Exploring Workarounds with Urban Sensing Practices and Technologies,” co-authored with Lara Houston and Helen Pritchard for the special issue, “Sensors and Sensing Practices,” co-edited with Helen Pritchard and Lara Houston for Science, Technology & Human Values 44, no. 5 (2019): 843-870; doi: 10.1177/0162243919852677.
“Sensing Lichens: From Ecological Microcosms to Environmental Subjects,” in the special issue “The Wretched Earth: Botanical Conflicts and Artistic Interventions,” edited by Sheila Sheikh and Ros Gray for Third Text 151, vol. 32, issue 2 (2018): 350-367; doi: 10.1080/09528822.2018.1483884.
“Re-Calibrating DIY: Testing Participation across Dust Sensors, Fry Pans and Environmental Pollution,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard and Lara Houston, New Media & Society 20, no. 12 (2018): 4533-4552; doi: 10.1177/1461444818777473).
“Just Good Enough Data and Environmental Sensing: Moving Beyond Regulatory Benchmarks toward Citizen Action,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard, Special Section: Citizen Data Science, International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research 13 (2018): 4-14; doi: 10.2902/1725-0463.2018.13.art2).
“Citizen Sensing, Air Pollution and Fracking: From ‘Caring about Your Air’ to Speculative Practices of Evidencing Harm,” in the special issue “Care and Policy Practices,” edited by Vicky Singleton, Nat Gill, Claire Waterton for The Sociological Review monograph series 65, no. 2 (2017); 179-192; doi: 10.1177/0081176917710421.
“Practicing, Materializing and Contesting Environmental Data,” introduction to special issue, “Practicing, Materializing and Contesting Environmental Data,” Big Data & Society 3, no. 2 (2016): 1-7; doi: 10.1177/2053951716673391.
“Just Good Enough Data: Figuring Data Citizenships through Air Pollution Sensing and Data Stories,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard and Benjamin Barratt, in the special issue, “Practicing, Materializing and Contesting Environmental Data,” Big Data & Society 3, no. 2 (2016): 1-14; doi: 10.1177/2053951716673391.
“From Citizen Sensing to Collective Monitoring: Working through the Perceptive and Affective Problematics of Environmental Pollution,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard in the special issue, “Border Topologies,” edited by Nishat Awan, Geohumanities 2, no. 2 (2016): 354-371; doi: 10.1080/2373566X.2016.1234355.
“A Cosmopolitics of Energy: Diverging Materialities and Hesitating Practices,” in the 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): 2095-2109; doi: 10.1068/a468.
“Programming Environments: Environmentality and Citizen Sensing in the Smart City,” in the 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): 30-48; doi: 10.1068/d16812.
“Becoming Urban: Sitework from a Moss-Eye View” Environment and Planning A 44, issue 12 (2012): 2922-2939; doi: 10.1068/a44671.
“Sensing an Experimental Forest: Processing Environments and Distributing Relations,” Computational Culture, issue 2 (2012).
“Arts, Sciences and Climate Change: Practices and Politics at the Threshold,” co-authored with Kathryn Yusoff, Science as Culture 21, issue 1 (2012): 1-24; first published online 14 April 2011; doi: 10.1080/ 09505431.2010.550139.
“Climate Change and the Imagination,” co-authored with Kathryn Yusoff, WIRES (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews, Climate Change) 2, no. 4 (2011): 516-534; doi: 10.1002/wcc.117.
“Sink: The Dirt of Systems,” Environment and Planning D 27, issue 4 (2009): 666-681; doi: 10.1068/d5708.
“Automatic Sensation: Environmental Sensors in the Digital City,” in the special edition, “Senses and the City,” edited by Mags Adams and Simon Guy, The Senses and Society 2, no. 2 (July 2007): 189-200.
“Bear Life,” co-authored with Kathryn Yusoff, in the special issue, “Regional Animalities,” edited by Lucy Davis, Focas: Forum on Contemporary Art and Society, vol. 6 (National University of Singapore Press and the Documenta 12 Magazines Project, 2007; ISSN 978-981-05-8681-2), 66-83.
“The Quick and the Dirty: Ephemeral Systems in Silicon Valley,” in the special issue, “Ephemera,” Thresholds, issue No. 31 (2006): 26-31.
“Machines Fall Apart: Failure in Art and Technology,” in the special issue, “Re:Searching Our Origins: Critical and Archival Histories of the Electronic Arts,” edited by Catherine Mason and Paul Brown, Leonardo Electronic Almanac 13, no. 4 (April 2005).
Chapters in Edited Collections
“Internet of Trees,” entry for Posthuman Glossary 2, edited by Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova (London: Bloomsbury Press, forthcoming).
“Phyto-Sensor Toolkit: Cultivating the Swamps of Urban Air,” in Swamps and the New Imagination, edited by Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Kristupas Sabolius (London: Sternberg Press; distributed by MIT Press, 2021).
“Citizen Infrastructures and Public Policy: Activating the Democratic Potential of Infrastructures,” in Future Directions for Citizen Science and Public Policy, edited by Katie Cohen and Robert Doubleday (Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), University of Cambridge, 2021), 88-93.
“Sensing Particulate Matter and Practicing Environmental Justice,” Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change, edited by TJ Demos, Emily Scott, Subhankar Banerjee, (New York: Routledge, 2021), 219-229.
“Data Citizens: How to Reinvent Rights,” in Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights, edited by Didier Bigo, Engin Isin, Evelyn Ruppert (Routledge Studies in International Political Sociology, 2019), 248-266.
“Citizen Sensing, Environmental Monitoring, and “Media” as Practice in the Making,” in The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities, edited by Jentery Sayers (New York: Routledge, 2018), 503-510.
“Sensing the Air and Experimenting with Environmental Citizenship,” in The Playful Citizen: Civic Engagement in a Mediatized Culture, edited by René Glas, Sybille Lammes, Michiel de Lange, Joost Raessens, Imar de Vries (Amsterdam University Press, 2018), 175-194.
“Air Walk: Monitoring Pollution and Experimenting with Forms of Participation,” in 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,” in 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,” in 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,” in 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,” in 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,” in Aesthetic Fatigue: Modernity and the Language of Waste, edited by John Scanlan (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), 274-297.
“Natural History” and “Salvage,” in 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,” in 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.
“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.
“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, Print Interviews, Magazines, Letters, and Reports
“Environment,” entry in the Technologies in Practice Lexicon, edited by James Maguire and Brit Ross Winthereik (Brooklyn, NY: Punctum Press, forthcoming).
“A Conversation on Ecology and Ethics,” keynote conversation with Molly Wright Steenson, in Distributed Proximities: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), volume 1, 26-37 (2021); https://2020.acadia.org/.
“As Lichens Absorb Air Pollution they Show Us the Limits of Livability,” in Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene, edited by Anna L. Tsing, Jennifer Deger, Alder Keleman Saxena, and Feifei Zhou (Stanford University Press, 2020).
“Sensing a Moving Planet,” in Critical Zones: The Science and Politics of Landing on Earth, exhibition catalog, edited by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel (ZKM and MIT Press, 2020), 342-343.
“In Conversation with Jennifer Gabrys,” interview by Karen M’Closkey and Keith VanDerSys, LA+ GEO (Fall 2020), 72-77.
“Making Things Otherwise: On the Feminist Critique of the Anthropocene, Decolonising Geology and Sensing Media Environments,” interview with Jennifer Gabrys and Kathryn Yusoff by Petra Löffler, Léa Perraudin, and Birgit Schneider, Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 23 (published in German as “Dinge anders machen. Feministische Anthropozän-Kritik, Dekolonisierung der Geologie und «sensing» in Medien-Umwelten,” Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 12, issue 23-2 (2020), 138-151.
“Sensing a Planet in Crisis,” Media+Environment 1, no. 1 (November 22, 2019); doi:10.1525/001c.10036.
“Save the Shire™: Palantir,” in How to Run the City Like Amazon, and Other Fables, edited by Mark Graham, Rob Kitchin, Shannon Mattern and Joe Shaw (London: Meatspace Press, 2019), 654-675.
“Ocean Sensing and Navigating the End of this World,” in the special issue “Navigation beyond Vision,” edited by Tom Holert, Doreen Mende, and the e-flux Editors, e-flux Journal #101 (June 2019).
“Sensors Experiencing Environments, Environments Becoming Computational,” response to “Forum Review” of Program Earth, Dialogues in Human Geography 9, no. 1 (March 11, 2019): 121-124; doi: 10.1177/2043820618808668.
“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 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; second edition with Open Humanities Press, 2018), 267-273.
“Introduction to the Special Issue on Environmental Data,” Big Data & Society blog post (February 2, 2017).
“On Her Book Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet,” interview with Rorotoko (December 28, 2016).
“Beyond Data Collection — The Social and Political Effects of Environmental Sensor Proliferation,” interview with Jenny Isaacs about Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet, Mongabay Wildtech (November 5, 2016).
“Citizen Sensing: Recasting Digital Ontologies through Proliferating Practices,” in the online special issue, “Digital Ontology,” edited by Antonia Walford and Hannah Knox, “Theorizing the Contemporary,” Cultural Anthropology (2016).
“RE: ‘Battling the bureaucracy hydra,’” eLetter response, Science (February 2, 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), edited by Arne J. Berre, Sven Schade, and Jaume Piera (Barcelona, Spain, October 28-30, 2015), 57-65.
“Plastiglomerates and Speculative Geologies,” in the Anthropocene Monument newspaper, developed by Tomas Saraceno, (Toulouse, France, 2014).
“Speculating with Organisms in the Plastisphere,” for the Pinar Yoldas exhibition catalogue, An Ecosystem of Excess (Berlin: Ernst Schering Foundation, 2014), as part of the Transmediale afterglow festival, 48-59.
“Smart and Sustainable Cities: A Visual Essay,” Society & Space open site, contribution accompanies the publication of the special issue “Governing the Resilient City,” Environment and Planning D 32, no. 1 (2014).
“Sphygmograph,” text entry for the Evil Media Distribution Centre, an exhibition by YoHa, Transmediale, Berlin (January 29 – February 2, 2013).
“Global Geographies of Electronic Waste,” 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 (October 6, 2011).
“In the Woods and Out for the Territory: The Spatial Practice of Para-sites,” 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.
“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.
“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.
Reprints and Translations
“Environmental Sensing Infrastructures and Just Good Enough Data,” co-authored with Helen Pritchard, in The Nature of Data, edited by Jenny Goldstein and Eric Nost (University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming); revised reprint of “Just Good Enough Data and Environmental Sensing,” IJSDR (2018).
“Ocean Sensing and Navigating the End of this World,” Navigation Beyond Vision, edited by e-flux journal (London: Sternberg Press; MIT Press, 2022); reprint of special issue “Navigation beyond Vision,” e-flux #101 (2019).
“Sensing Air, Creaturing Data,” in Data Publics: Public Plurality in an Era of Data Determinacy, edited by Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer (London: Routledge, 2020), 116-127; abbreviated reprint of Program Earth chapter 6 (2016).
“Telepathically Urban,” in Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future (Barcelona: ACTAR Publishers; first book of the Seoul Biennale 2017); reprint of “Telepathically Urban” chapter (2010).
“The Becoming Environmental of Computation: From Citizen Sensing to Planetary Computerization,” paper based on keynote lecture for STS Italia conference, “Sociotechnical Environments,” Technoscienza 8, issue 1 (2017): 5-21; abbreviated and revised reprint of Program Earth chapter 6 (2016).
“A Cosmopolitics of Energy: From Invisible to Materialized Practices,” 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); abbreviated reprint of EPA paper (2014).
“Programming Environments: Environmentality and Citizen Sensing in the Smart City,” in Smart Urbanism: Utopian Vision or False Dawn? edited by Simon Marvin, Colin McFarlane and Andrés Luque-Ayala (London: Routledge, 2015), 88-107; abbreviated reprint of EPD paper (2014).
“Arts, Sciences and Climate Change: Practices and Politics at the Threshold,” co-authored with Kathryn Yusoff, in Climates and Cultures, edited by Mike Hulme (London: Sage Library of the Environment Series, 2015; ISBN: 9781473904521); reprint of Science as Culture paper (2011/2012).