This week I welcome Stephen Hay to the show. I had a great time chatting with Stephen about his work on responsive design workflow, how he approaches the design process and he even parts with the Ultimate Advanced Responsive Design technique.
Trent Walton joins Jen Simmons to tell tales of working on the microsoft.com homepage and other big projects — sharing what can go right and what can go wrong.
In which George goes to China, George and Justin undertake an informal (covert?) ethnography of cat-based surveillance, and Dan Williams drops by to talk about intermodal container shipping, satellites, and GPS. Intro and outro music courtesy, as ever, of Chris Arkenberg.
Links and works referenced:
Fail Better (Science Gallery Dublin)
It’ll Never Work (BBC)
The Monopoly of Legitimate Use (Tobias Revell, Lighthouse Arts)
The Secret Life of The Cat (BBC)
Mongolian Death Worm: Caught on Camera (National Geographic)
Autographer wearable camera
Data Protection Act 1998
Spiders (Electric Sheep Comix)
Sleep Dealer (2008)
Google Trekker to put the Galapagos Islands on Street View, one tortoise at a time’ (Engadget)
Strayed, C. 2013. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage Books)
The Business of Ferrets
‘Shanzhai’s Role in Innovation Strategy’ (Design Mind)
‘China’s Absorptive State’ (NESTA)
‘Hai gui’ (New York Times)
‘Making in China: Maker Faire Shenzhen highlights the global politics of the ‘maker movement” (Guardian)
The Mission to Seafinders
Clare, H. 2014. Down To The Sea In Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men (Chatto & Windus)
Appel, H. 2012. ‘Offshore work: Oil, modularity, and the how of capitalism in Equatorial Guinea’, American Ethnologist 39 (4): 692-709.
Maersk Line Triple-E (Lego)
Little Emma (Dan Williams)
Maersk Line (Vimeo)
HMS Lutine (Lloyds of London)
‘The Wireless Operators, the Distress Call and the Rescue Ship Carpathia’
European Satellite Navigation Systems (EU)
GPS (James Bridle)
Where You Are (James Bridle)
‘NASA Signs Over Historic Apollo-Era Launch Pad to SpaceX’ (Space.com)
John Allsopp talks about the web being more than just the device we’re accessing it upon. We aren’t building for a device or a browser, it’s not mobile or content first…. think user first.
In which George talks about copper in Zambia and China, and James Bridle drops by to talk about museums, party balloons, surveillance, and his experiences flying a blimp (‘kite’) over London. Intro and outro music courtesy, as ever, of Chris Arkenberg.
Links and works referenced:
‘Mining Copper in Zambia’ (Fast Company)
‘China’s giant pile of copper is inflating its credit bubble’ (Quartz)
‘Why a collapse in copper prices is a worrying sign for China’s financial system’ (Quartz)
‘Americans and Chinese are buying houses so you should buy copper’ (Quartz)
‘Chinese mining firms in Zambia under fire for mistreating workers’ (Guardian)
‘FTSE4Good Index Series: measuring environmental and social standards’ (Guardian)
Mollas-Gallart, J. 1997. ‘Which way to go? Defence technology and the diversity of ‘dual-use’ technology transfer’, Research Policy 26 (3): 367-385.
Grätz, T. 2003. ‘Gold-mining and risk management: A case study from Northern Benin’, Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology 68 (2): 192-208. [Benin rather than Zambia, and gold rather than copper; whoops.]
Rapid Response Collecting (V&A)
‘Rapid Response Collecting at the V&A’ (Icon review)
‘3D-printed guns: easy to print, a nightmare to import’ (Wired.co.uk)
‘Why all the fuss over the V&A’s 3D-printed gun? It’s a symbol - not a threat’ (Independent)
Digital Revolution (Barbican)
Talk to Me (MoMA)
‘@ in Context: Criteria for an Acquisition’ (MoMA)
Right to Flight
‘The right to flight: why I’m flying a balloon over London this summer’ (Guardian)
The terrifying true story of the garbage that could kill the whole human race
By Bucky McMahon
Once people figured out how to roast the seeds of the Coffea plant in the 1400s, coffee took over the world. In doing so, it fueled creativity, revolutions, new business ventures, literature, music — and slavery.
The French phrase mise-en-place means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals, its organizing principles are also a way of life.
When you really start to think about it, responsive web design is just technology. It’s just web design. But all the ways that it causes all these other conversations to happen is really fascinating.
In this episode Paul and Ben talk about tito, funconf, and organizing conferences.
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