When Tech In Care Is Evil
I spent the last two weeks in-and-around a care home in England that looks after people with dementia and terminal illness, and their families – including, this time, mine.
Review of "Talk to Me" at Museum of Modern Art
Jean W. Rosenthal
Project Masiluleke: Texting and Testing to Fight HIV/AIDS in South Africa
Summary of Project Masiluleke case study describing design process for fighting HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
A new effort to diagnosis and treat infant HIV/AIDS in remote African regions.
07.28.10: Photo by Pieter Hugo
Photo by Pieter Hugo of Ghana's Agbogbloshie slum.
Report on Kopernik, a new website for funding technology to assist populations in the developing world.
Sweating the Small Stuff
Review of TED 2010 conference, "What the World Needs Now," Long Beach, California, February 9–13.
Finding Innovation in Every Corner
Interview with management expert Anil Gupta, who seeks to reduce poverty by finding, broadcasting and nurturing examples of innovation among India's poor.
In Praise of Shadows
Essay adapted from "In Praise of Shadows: New European Lighting Design," presented at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, September 19–October 18, 2009.
Report on the FLAP bag, a multipurpose messenger bag for developing-world populations.
Please Turn on Your Cell Phone
In response to the New York City Department of Education's ban on cell phones in schools, an educator argues for their continued use — as mini computers that help students learn.
The Question Box project puts the developing-world poor just a phone call away from an internet search.
When Worlds Collide
Report on TEDGlobal 2009, held July 21–24 in Oxford, England.
The Internet of Things
Should we be sprinkling technological devices across the planet like dust?
From MySpace to Fake Space
Traveling without moving has become an economic and environmental imperative. Matter is more expensive than energy; energy than information; it is cheaper to move information, than people or things. So what is to stop us moving less and and telecommunicating more?