Technology as a Threat: 


Machines for Moving: 

  • Containerized shipping turns 60. What started as a dream for an intermodal standard has become the go-to symbol for global trade and logistics as a field: anonymous, opaque and interchangeable, totally agnostic about its contents and set apart from the human labor creating the goods to fill them. It's an amazingly efficient system, and one we are still very much grappling with the consequences of the better part of a century later. 


Upgrading Ourselves: 


More next week.