In 364 BC Chinese astronomer Gan De is reported to have spotted the largest moon in the Solar System, orbiting Jupiter. Almost two millennia later, German astronomer, Simon Marius, published ‘Mundus Iovialis’ in which he named the moon Ganymede. Marius took the name from a Greek myth in which a beautiful Trojan youth called Ganymede was carried off by Zeus to be the cupbearer for the Olympic gods. The people of Greece built a temple to honour Zeus in Olympia, said to be the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. These games have survived in one form or another to this very day. This year, the site of the Olympic Stadium is Stratford, only 4.5 miles from the BERG studio. It is the 364th week since BERG’s original inception and now …
Matt Webb and Matt Jones are running three days of product invention workshops in a tiny room at the far end of the studio. Through a glass window I can see lots of Post It notes on walls and sketches on whiteboards, looks intriguing.
Vanessa is working on a string of project proposals and settling into studio life.
James Darling is ensuring that the LP infrastructure is robust enough scale and carrying out performance tests.
Denise was away on holiday and is now back, working on publications for Little Printer.
Alex is designing the Little Printer Shop. We’ve just seen the packaging that he worked on with Burgopak and it looks lovely!
Helen is working on progress reports and ensures that the everything keeps ticking along.
Simon, also away now back, is working on resourcing, planning and the next phase of a project for Uinta.
Alice is implementing Alex’s designs for the shop.
Andy is pushing on, elbow deep in electronic components and technical schema.
Nick is carrying out bridge board testing procedures while going very ‘low level’ on something to do with pins and electricity.
I wonder what Gan De would have made of it all.
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