Robin Cook

August 1, 2013
Sheika al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani

A Sheika’s Gamble on Art: Growing Reform in Qatar

The name Sheika al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani will be known to future Qataris and maybe to Arabs everywhere in the Middle East as a paradigm changer, someone who changed the very fabric of her culture for the better in radical ways. Or her reputation will be one […]
July 16, 2013
Cure for Aids

Latest “Proof of Concept” in AIDS Research Promising

Incurable optimists have very few enemies because by nature we see the best in every person and situation. But false headlines that promise miracle cures might just make the shortlist. We have to be extremely careful to not recklessly buy into them, since, in truth, we’re a bit more susceptible […]
June 30, 2013
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museums Benefiting from Grants to Develop New Audience Engagement Apps

Museums are more than just giant warehouses for cultural artifacts. They can be potent symbols of change and of conformity. We tend to focus more on the museum as symbol of social status quo. After all, museums effectively legitimize taste probably more than any other institution. But if you look […]
June 16, 2013
Christmas sales

A Cooperative Future

When the Christmas sales on the UK high streets are tallied up, it’s no surprise that for the last five years at least, the outlook and prognosis has been gloomy. Time after time, brands are losing money or disappearing altogether due to the online shopping proclivities of the public, and […]