The grid she argues is an essentially american artifact the grid gretchen bakke 11 july 2017 paperback 1620 anthropology of the arts. The grid is currently being reworked and reimagined to incorporate renewable forms of generation gretchen bakke associate member assistant professor. In her debut bakke anthropology mcgill univ describes the grid as far more than towers and wires it is a machine an infrastructure a cultural artifact a set of business practices and an ecology the result of a progressive era combination of business incentives and government regulation designed for the exact opposite of 21st . The grid the fraying wires between americans and our energy future by gretchen bakke the grid is an insightful yet verbose book on americas grid technology its history together with the laws people and logic that brought it into existence. In her new book the grid gretchen bakke argues that the under funded power grid is incapable of taking the us into a new energy future she explains the challenges to fresh airs dave davies
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