researchers, science writers, editors, translators, illustrators, publishers
The Research Cooperative was established in 2001 as an not-for-profit initiative. Our first network, The Research Cooperative NZ, operated successfully for seven years, using an open-source system customised by Dr Cees Lensink (Webcase, NZ).
Our new network is based on a generic social-networking system provided by Ning.com, and offers better security and better communication tools for our members and visitors.
See our introduction in English for further information on the aims and history of the network.
The top logo of our network shows two figures sitting back to back, in red. I made the following version on 30th April 2011 after seeing a great Paul Klee exhibition in Kyoto, where I live.
In 1966, the London-based political scientist Barbara Ward published a book titled Spaceship Earth (Columbia University Press: New York, 152 pp.).
She wrote at a time when the revolutionary impacts of computers and global communication were becoming evident.
Now, 50 years later, her ideas seem prescient.
"...the process of change is accelerating. Technology and science have become the common mode of human living and are invading every human institution and…Continue