Speaking Topics

Topics:

Transformative Technologies in Health Care - Moving from tech, to application of tech, to improve patient outcomes.

The future is the sensor - The power of realtime insight generation is everywhere, all the time.

IP means nothing - How challenging the notion of patents while rethinking the need and value of protecting Intellectual Property will save our modern economy from ourselves.

Clinics Rising - Comparing challenging stories in global health care and showing how you can help.

Simulation in health care and education - Creating an “I want to” instead of an “I have to” curriculum with immersive experiences and simulations.

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My Kindle & Book List
  • Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind
    Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind
    by Gary Marcus
  • What Is the What (Vintage)
    What Is the What (Vintage)
    by Dave Eggers
  • The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd edition
    The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd edition
    by Edward R. Tufte
  • BRAND sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy
    BRAND sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy
    by Martin Lindstrom
  • Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
    Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
    by Tim Brown
  • The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage
    The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage
    by Roger L. Martin
  • Tao Te Ching: A New English Version (Perennial Classics)
    Tao Te Ching: A New English Version (Perennial Classics)
    by Lao Tzu
  • Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care
    Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care
    by John J. Nance

Stuff I Make

My mediums are as diverse as my interests. Enjoy.

Thursday
Mar182010

Photography

You can view my ever expanding gallery here.

Saturday
Jan092010

Electric Motorcycle Project

EMC v.1

Here is the first sketch of the electric bike project I am starting.  On back burner for a while now, but I need to dig in... Im getting cabin fever and don't have my Bullet back till next week. I hate winter. So starting design study and prototyping now.

Design goals / constraints:

  • Maintain cruise at 75 for 150 miles
  • Single Rider
  • Standard household charging (Edison 110v plug) / High voltage quick charger option
  • Battery cost under $2000
  • Maintain feel of a proper petrol motorcycle

 

Tuesday
Nov242009

Cubric Shade

I am working on a flat packable laser-cut lamp shade. I used a paremetric design process to allow many varations to be generated quickly. Ultimatley the computer created a series of designs from my inputs that I then judged and tuned to update the algrothrim. The shade is comprised of intersecting cubes of all the same size. This creates different volumetric chambers for the light to diffuse through while creating interesting shading of the multiple cubes geometry. The shade would fit on a standard floor or table lamp.

Cubric Shade - Peter E Raymond 2009

Shade Detail

 

Monday
Nov092009

Blowtorch Painting

I start by lighting a flame. The canvas is a white melamine countertop. I apply concentrated or gentle heat with a flame torch to achieve the desired amount of "brush" coverage. When you get very close and apply a lot of heat you get these crazy pops as the moisture in the surface vaporizes and needs to release blowing a hole in the countertop and adding a brilliant texture.

I am going to put some videos of the process up soon.

 

Chasing Rabbits - Peter E Raymond 2009

Chasing Rabbits close upChasing Rabbits workspace

 

Sunday
Aug162009

Obstacle Course... Why? Why not.

I love the Japanese stunt /obstacle game shows and wanted to start designing some for fun. I wanted to keep them clean and not to complex so by first observation they would look easy, but then the physics would screw with you. Here are a few ideas with beginning sketches.

Hesitation = FAIL!!!

Post It ideas

3 Treadmills

Arrows indicate treadmill direction >>>.

Contestant has to jump between platforms, each platform is moving in an opposing direction. Participant will either overshoot the landings or stick the landing and be thrown off balance by change in direction. Landing will be either water, soft foam or sea urchins.

Ski Jumpmill

Arrows indicate treadmill direction >>>.

Contestant has to ride bike/sled down ramp and over perpendicular treadmills. Three opposing treadmills push or pull bike wheels off the edge of the ramp. If they fall off they have to climb back up and do the same thing running. Treadmills before ramp makes the participant travel faster down the ramp, with little control.

Slanted trampoline bounces the participant farther away from the platform because that would be funny.

Roller Death

Contestant has to leap from each roller to the next. Each set of rollers has a hydraulic damper so that it can't spin out of control and give the participant a moment (a sad fleeting moment), but only a moment to decide how to proceed. The roller assembly is on a seesaw mechanism so that if they wait to long or jump wrong the opposing roller will come up and block their leap or pummel them in the face. If they fall they will be cushioned by baby sharks and squid.

Super Roller Death

Contestant has to hold on to a rope that is laced through big bouncy rollers. They have to hold on and make it all the way to the top.

If they let go of the rope they bounce all the way down to the bottom like a giant Plinko game. The rope can be threaded through an infinite amount of ways creating lots of variations of the obstacle.

If they make it they have to fly down a steep slide and hit a trampoline to launch them and try and stick a landing on a platform, if not... well then, the sharks have to eat.