Soldiers traditionally learned to find their way around with a compass and a map. Aleks Krotoski explores how GPS transformed navigation during the first Gulf War in 1991.
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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)
U.S. traffic officials who hope to get drivers to slow down may have found something that works: a GPS device that gives drivers a financial incentive not to speed. Some 12,000 Americans die every year in traffic crashes caused by speeding, according to government statistics.
One of the big trends on the web is more and more location aware / sensitive web applications. Increasingly powerful mobile devices are enabling this. In this episode of RWW Live, we talk about how the Web is evolving to include more location aware applications and what barriers are still in the way - both social & technical barriers.
Joining me from ReadWriteWeb are Marshall Kirkpatrik & Bernard Lunn. Our guests are:
- Dennis Crowley from the previously mentioned Four Square (iTunes link). Check out ReadWriteWeb’s review of Four Square. Before that, Dennis was co-founder of Dodgeball, which was acquired by Google.
- Tom Coates, from Yahoo! (creator of Fire Eagle). See ReadWriteWeb’s coverage of Fire Eagle’s go-live.
- Mark Josephson CEO at Outside.in. See ReadWriteWeb’s coverage of Outside.in.