An editorial introduction to a special section on the disruptions to air travel triggered
by Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull’s eruptions in April and May 2010. A spontaneously organized
workshop and open call for papers gathered together analyses from different perspectives
– systems theory, impromptu surveys, personal reflection, literary and philosophical probing.
This introduction explores some of the connecting themes and highlights the strange, surprising
and potently revealing nature of strandedness in a world of mobile lives.