Besides my love of tech, I have an unusual fascination with international trade, container ships, logistics and other big global systems that quietly hum along day and night. There’s a very nice render of a shipping container on my business cards.
I’m thrilled to stumble upon the blog of Ethan Zuckerman and his mention of a new BBC series “The Box” that is tracking a cargo container around the world for a year.
What is the current location and load of the box?
UPDATE: That link really is the current location. I was expecting to be disappointed, but since I first saw the page, it has indeed been migrating across the map toward its very first load, of whiskey.
Age of the Aerotropolis
From: Fast Company for July/August 2006
Huge airports, with thriving cities nearby, are rising everywhere–evoking everything we fear about globalization. By Greg Lindsay
Lindsay covers the joint development of supply centers and planned urban centers. Several cities are covered including Memphis, Dubai and Thailand.