Robin Cook

July 8, 2012
Fred Pearce - RIO +20 Conclusions

Some Hope Out of Rio

After the Rio+20 convention left most people disheartened about the possibility of turning humans away from their profligate consumption, and most activists and analysts shouting, ‘this is a whitewash,’ there does seem to be a kernel of hope from the meeting’s outcome. The Guardian newspaper has profiled an interesting side […]
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. […]