Gin & Innovation : Gin

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)

Ekranoplan footage

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' (

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