In which critical futurist Scott Smith joins George and Justin to talk about radical fishmongery, electric two-wheelers, flatpack futures, India's Mars mission, and the perfidy of "we." Intro and outro music courtesy of Chris Arkenberg.
Links and works referenced:
Latour, B. and S. Woolgar (1979), Laboratory Life (Sage Publications: Princeton, NJ)
Orr, J. E. (1996), Talking About Machines (ILR Press: Ithaca, NY)
Lyon, D. and L. Back (2012), 'Fishmongers in a Global Economy: Craft and Social Relations on a London Market', Sociological Research, Vol. 17 (2) 23.
Centre for Innovative and Radical Fishmongery (Sam Curtis)
Low-Carbon Innovation in China — Prospects, Politics and Practice (STEPS Centre)
Tyfield, D. and J. Urry (2012), 'Greening China’s ‘Cars’: Could the Last be First?' (CeMoRe Working Paper)
Big Brother blinded: Security fears in China as smog disrupts surveillance cameras (South China Morning Post)
Chinese city paralysed by smog (The Guardian)
Weinert, J., Ogden, J., Sperling, D. and A. Burke (2008), 'The future of electric two-wheelers and electric vehicles in China', Energy Policy, Vol. 36 (7): 2544–2555.
'Flatpack futures' talk (Media Future Week, Almere)
Going Critical: anticipating and adjusting to the education meltdown (Medium)
Bound, K. and I. Thornton (2012), 'Our frugal future: Lessons from India's innovation system' (NESTA: London, UK)
India’s upcoming mission to Mars is a chance to best Russia and China (QZ)
India is quite capable of sending a rocket to Mars and fighting poverty at the same time (QZ)