June 30, 2016

I’m putting the Greens first on both ballots on Saturday. They are a rapidly maturing party and the only truly progressive, forward-looking voice for Australia. Here's 7 reasons that will guide my pencil.

The candidate in my seat is courageous

Jason Ball was the first Au...

April 19, 2016

So, I’ve established that I’m angry about panel discussions. I'm definitely not the first and I won't be the last. But I'm asking you, now, to help me kill* (positive spin edit: go beyond) them. Get your gripes out. Talk about it. Demand better. Here are some reasons w...

April 19, 2016

I’m angry.

 

I’m in a new city, a new flat, with a new job and no friends. I went to an event called Re-creating Communities, run by Melbourne Conversations. Free, in the incredible Deakin Edge in Federation Square. The 150-strong audience were a demographic mix and I’m...

February 25, 2016

"Peace and happiness were not a reward to be earned, but a state to be maintained with toil and grief." - Poul Anderson, Un-Man

 

When I first read that line, squirrelled away in a sci-fi anthology from the 1980's, it hit me hard. It speaks deeply to the contrast between...

February 22, 2016

The line sweated and shuffled beneath sweeping curves of the UAE pavilion at the 2015 World Fair, the city of Milan distantly visible through the summer heat haze.

 

My water bottle ran out just as I reached the front of the queue. Fitting.

 

The show we'd waited for was a...

February 21, 2016

"The experience starts when you first hear about it, and only ends when you stop thinking and talking about it." -Coney

 

In a week, I'll be at an event in Melbourne titled 'Is Sustainability Dead?'. With the ethos of the world's loveliest playmakers in my head, I've bee...

February 16, 2016

I used to be part of a secret cabal, and I'm about to blow the lid on it. But first, some context.

 

One year ago I was surviving my fifth London winter. The countdown to my biggest ever project, You Have Been Upgraded, was on. My to-do list spanned multiple A4 pages and...

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