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Tagged with “china” (3)

  1. 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)

    HAXLR8R

    Highway1

    'Making in China: Maker Faire Shenzhen highlights the global politics of the 'maker movement'' (Guardian)

    MarineTraffic

    VesselFinder

    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)

    @lloydscasualty

    HMS Lutine (Lloyds of London)

    'The Wireless Operators, the Distress Call and the Rescue Ship Carpathia'

    @AlanBarrierEA

    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)

    http://ginandinnovation.libsyn.com/gin-innovation-004-dan-williams

    —Huffduffed by BenjaminParry

  2. The Guardian Books Podcast: Looking ahead in science fiction

    Science fiction is the marmite of literature – people tend to love it or hate it. Yet no one could deny that it has produced many of the great myths of our age, from Frankenstein's monster to William Gibson's cyber-reality.

    SF blogger Damien Walter joins our panellists to discuss where it is now, and why we should all tune in to a genre that can be satirical, prophetic, political and plain good fun, often all at the same time. He also outlines some of the titles to look out for in 2010.

    We also look at John Wyndham's previously unpublished novel, Plan for Chaos, and interview China Miéville, rising star of the "new weird".

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2010/jan/14/science-fiction-books-podcast

    —Huffduffed by BenjaminParry

  3. We’ll Always Have Zeppelins — The Incomparable

    Climb in your Zeppelin, grab a self-burning book, and prepare for the first Incomparable Podcast, in which we discuss "The City and The City," "The Windup Girl," "For The Win," and more. Plus we mispronounce the names of writers.

    The Incomparable Participants: Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty, Dan Moren, and Jason Snell. The Incomparable Theme Song composed by Christopher Breen.

    Prominently mentioned in this Incomparable episode:

    • "The City & The City" by China Miéville
    • "The Windup Girl" by Paolo Bacigalupi
    • "For the Win" by Cory Doctorow

    Also mentioned:

    • "Perdido Street Station" by China Miéville
    • "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow
    • "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
    • "Boneshaker" by Cherie Priest
    • "The Gone-Away World" by Nick Harkaway
    • "Ship Breaker" by Paolo Bacigalupi
    • "Tongues of Serpents" by Naomi Novik
    • "The Dream of Perpetual Motion" by Dexter Palmer
    • "A Storm of Swords" by George R.R. Martin
    • "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood
    • "The Yiddish Policeman's Union" by Michael Chabon
    • "Bitter Seeds" by Ian Tregillis
    • "The Adamantine Palace" by Stephen Deas
    • "Shades of Grey" by Jasper Fforde
    • "Fables" by Bill Willingham and Lan Medina

    http://www.theincomparable.com/2010/08/1-well-always-have-zeppelins-1.html

    —Huffduffed by BenjaminParry