First Results of Research on Orkney Innovation Performed at International Conference in Rotterdam
During the last three months Dr Laura Watts from Lancaster University has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork on Orkney. She has been examining how Orkney, as a unique place, creates different and innovative futures. This is part of a larger research project 'Relocating Innovation' which compares innovation in Orkney with Silicon Valley, and with Hungary.
Aquatera has been very pleased to support Dr Watts throughout her ongoing fieldwork, which includes analyses of the renewable energy industry in Orkney.
Dr Watts reported back on the first results of her fieldwork at the annual conference for the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) in Rotterdam. The academic conference attracted around two thousand delegates, and featured presentations by the world's leading social and cultural researchers studying science and technology. Dr Watts performed her paper, which took the form of a narrative with a video backdrop. The results drew on her fieldwork based at Aquatera.
The paper can be downloaded and read at: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/11452/.
And a quicktime video of the performance can be seen at: http://www.sand14.com/relocatinginnovation/download/Orkney-LandscapeResistance-stream.mov.
Dr Watts welcomes comments and feedback on her work. Please contact her at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/mailto/wattslj.
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