Since I put forth the idea of combining energy behaviour, social norms and tipping points in September 2017, a team of students has been working on the project Dichte Deur, Warme Winkel. Guided by Wander Jager and myself, four bright young minds from the University College Groningen, Hanne Oldenhof, Roos Walstock, Guido Kinds and Jack … Continue reading Dichte Deur, Warme Winkel
During the academic year 2017-2018, Energysense will engage in a collaborative project with the University of Lund on the theme “DATA: enabling us to better store, observe and understand what we measure”. As part of this collaboration, Dr Anne Beaulieu will be appointed as International Visiting Research Fellow at the Pufendorf Institute at Lund University, … Continue reading New collaboration: Creating knowledge together through data infrastructures
This weekend, Robbert Dijkgraaf, ex-president of the KNAW, was featured in the series 'onze gids' in the Saturday glossy of the daily newspaper Volkskrant. The format of the series is the selection of ten cultural artifacts by the week's selected 'guide', followed by a short rationale for the selection. Dijkgraaf selected the documentary 'Powers of … Continue reading Teaching aliens about us with movies?
Energysense is the context for innovation in research. Not only in the research that is conducted, but also in the way we enable research and shape the possibilities for creating knowledge. As such, Energysense can be seen as an instance of the 'changing ecologies of knowledge and action' that have recently come under academic scrutiny … Continue reading Mutuality in research
In the academic year 2017-18, I'll be giving a course to Masters students in Computer Science at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen. It will replace another elective course that focused on ethics, and I'm hoping that it will provide students with the opportunity to explore epistemological issues around Big … Continue reading New course on Big Data
A new collection, edited by Chiel van den Akker and Susan Legêne, is entitled Museums in a Digital Culture: How Art and Heritage Become Meaningful. It has just appeared at the Amsterdam University Press. The table of contents and introduction are available on the AUP website. Sarah de Rijcke and I have a chapter in the … Continue reading Museums and the Digital
What is the role of technological promises, and how can we understand them through an anthropological lens? Beloftes van duurzame innovatie: interactie tussen innovatie, technologie en cultuur Together with about 20 participants, I addressed these questions in the course of a lecture given as part of the series Anthropologie voor Duurzaamheid, organised by the Impact … Continue reading Teaching with Volvo
29 juni 2016 Every year, the University of Groningen and the Energy Academy Europe organise a summer programme, the Groningen Energy Summer School (GESS). This year, a new collection of writing on smart grids will appear, based on contributions to the GESS editions of 2014 and 2015. It is entitled Smart Grids from a Global … Continue reading New publication on Smart Grids coincides with 5th edition Groningen Energy Summer School
A great collection of writing on ethnographic methods is being gathered by the capable hands and minds of Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Anne Galloway & Genevieve Bell. In a section entitled 'Debating Digital Ethnography', I'll have the pleasure of putting forth a contribution on computational ethnography. Title: Computational thinking and new modes of ethnography. Abstract: … Continue reading The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography
Since 1 January, I've been leading the programme Energysense. With over 200 households registered, we are well into the pilot phase of this exciting initiative. Energysense is eminently interdisciplinary, and located at the interface between research, infrastructure, innovation and engagement. A wonderful adventure with a great team awaits!