I have worked as a consultant and advisor across the following specialist areas:
- The environmental impact of internet infrastructure, particularly cloud storage and the data centre industry
- The future of data storage
- Social sciences perspectives on data technologies
- Infrastructure/societal resilience to space weather
Consultant for an episode of Channel 4’s investigative documentary series Dispatches on the environmental impact of the internet: Online Habits Killing the Planet. Aired 16 November 2020. The episode was initiated by my article on this topic in the Corona Times.
Guest discussant on the carbon footprint of the cloud for the First Mile’s podcast on sustainability and recycling: Are the Cloud, data centres and live streaming killing the planet? (April 2021).
Guest discussant for the Royal Anthropological Institute’s ‘Being Human’ podcast series: Are the Robots Going to Kill Us? (August 2020).
Podcast discussant for the Environmental Media Lab Series on Data Centres (September 2019).
Interviewed for the podcast for the research platform Failed Architecture: Data Space: The Architecture and Impact of Data Centres (March 2018).
‘Welcome to Dataworld’, developed for Camthropod, the Department of Social Anthropology’s podcast series (March 2017).
BBC World Service: Turn off your camera during virtual meetings… it could help save the environment, 31 January 2021
University of Cambridge: Is Going Digital in a Pandemic as Green as We Think? 17 July 2020.
ABC News: Will Data Centres End Up Eating Up the Planet’s Real Estate? 15 March 2019.
White Space Futuristics: Anticipatory Spaces in the Data Centre Industry. Part of the exhibition: The Anticipation of Place. Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future. 4-7 June 2020. British Museum, SOAS and Royal Geographical Society.
‘Fieldwork in Data Centres’, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, June 2017 – October 2018.