Too bad I missed his visit in Oregon back in April 2013!
John Hockenberry: We are all designers
At age 19 Hockenberry was hitch-hiking when the driver of the car fell asleep and crashed. Hockenberry suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. In this TED Talk he tells his story:
Journalist John Hockenberry tells a personal story inspired by a pair of flashy wheels in a wheelchair-parts catalogue — and how they showed him the value of designing a life of intent. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)
Journalist and commentator John Hockenberry has reported from all over the world in virtually every medium. He’s the author of “Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence.”
Download the mp3 for this show.
John Hockenberry Visits Oregon
AIR DATE: Thursday, April 11th 2013
POSTED BY: SARAH JANE ROTHENFLUCH
More about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hockenberry