ebban an’ flowan: a poetic primer for marine renewable energy
Alec Finlay recently announced the publication of ebban an’ flowan: a poetic primer on marine renewable energy. More information below:
ebban an’ flowan
a primer for marine renewable energy
Ebban an’ flowan is the world’s first poetic primer on marine renewable energy. The book focuses on the Orkney islands, as the leading international test site for this nascent energy industry, and expands to reflect on its relationship with the Nordic countries across the sea.
Through both language and technology, the book explores how use is inflected with locality. A number of tide and wave energy devices are illustrated, some in dock, others in the sea, along with an anthology of their characterful names–mixing humour with invocations of classical myth and metamorphosis.
Ebban an’ flowan explores the technical and mythic vocabulary which…
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