This article introduces the concept of ‘Polyflexibility’ as a way of expressing the complexity of interacting forms of flexibility.
This paper presents the World Energy Council (WEC) as an archive for research on the history of energy.
Bargaining electric power: Miners, blackouts, and the politics of illumination in the United States, 1965-1979
This article examines how the perils conjured by blackouts in American cities after 1965 became interpreted as a key point of political and bargaining leverage for the nation’s coal miners.
Apprivoiser l’obscurité : un nouveau programme pour l’architecture des salles de cinéma parisiennes entre 1914 et 1921
La révolution industrielle et ses avancées techniques de l’époque contemporaine favorisèrent dès le 19e s.
What is French about the “French fear of darkness”? The co-production of imagined communities of light and energy
This essay takes expert assumptions about light preferences as a starting point for a historical inquiry into what I call imagined sociotechnical communities of light and energy.
In the British Raj, colonial lighting oscillated between “Tool of Empire” and everyday technology. While the British used modern lighting to visualize power and accentuate social differences, it was also a contested object of appropriation and protest.