Robin Cook

July 1, 2012
TED Talks - Ideas Worth Spreading

A World of Inspiration

Since 1984, TED (Technology Entertainment Design) conferences have been inspiring listeners with head-scratching ideas on technology, science, politics and finance. It’s hard to think of this modern phenomena dating back that long – one which has seen Stephen Hawking, Bono, Bill Gates, Al Gore and many other ‘importants’ addressing a […]
June 18, 2012
Rio+20 Global Change

Acknowledging the Need for Change

The recent Rio+20 meeting of the leaders of the developed and developing world has already had somewhat of a divisive and muted response from the press and analysts. The 50-page text is still not completed by the time of this post, however, so the efforts of those involved cannot yet […]
June 10, 2012
Robin Christopherson - Disabled Software

Designing for Disabilities

It was during a part-time language course several years ago that I struck up a conversation with a young architect. He had a new challenge with the firm he was working for to conceptually re-design a hospital to be more disabled-friendly. He moaned, believing it to be a boring project. […]
June 3, 2012
Richard Branson

Science to the Rescue

Energy issues are increasingly in the press, and politicians are under more pressure than ever to find solutions to our planet’s finite resources, increasing population (and one that is living longer) and the inability to reconcile the costs of ‘going green.’ Luckily a new generation of engineers and entrepreneurs are […]