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Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 is here

August 22, 2014


The Melbourne Writers Festival Hub this is Optic Kitchen and Bar at Federation Square. As of today it’s decked out in MWF 2014’s gorgeous vibrant-without-jarring yellow banners and flags and posters and custom cut booth covers. Kudos to whoever came up with the booth covers. They look awesome. I’ve spent a lot of time at […]

Friday news picks

October 28, 2011


Oakland got in on the Occupy movement and paid the price: Apparently the Church of Scientology conducted a long-term covert investigation of the creators of South Park after an episode of the show satirised the religion. Not sure what they expected to find. Crowdfunding platform Pozible reached $1 million in pledges. If you want some […]

Movement at the station

March 31, 2011


When I started this blog last year, I set it up on the premise that it was a testing site for my online presence. I got some really useful comments on that post, but mostly just posting regularly for almost a year has shown me what I want to do. Here’s what’s going to happen: […]

News picks of the week

November 26, 2010


Here’s the bits and pieces of the internet that kept me entertained and interested and thinking this week. Hope you enjoy. The first installment in a three-part series on 2010 in Australian Federal politics talks about how Australia’s two-party system is over, perhaps forever. Instead, we’ve got a two-and-a-half party system. A clever, funny blog […]

Tipping Point 08: Oh yeah, that’s right

November 15, 2010


  There was a mini-project within the conference that I haven’t mentioned yet. On the Friday, MC Dick got the delegates to split into groups of five or so to work on a creative project exploring some aspect of climate change. Over the two days, the groups got together during break times to formulate their […]

Tipping Point 07: Where we stand on climate change

November 15, 2010


On Friday morning at TippingPoint, there were two presentations. One I’ve already written up and the other was entitled Climate Change: Where We Stand. It was delivered by Professor Jean Palutikof, Director of Australia’s National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility at Griffith University in Brisbane. The facility is charged by the Federal Government to provide […]

Tipping Point 06: Open Space Workshop Part 2

November 13, 2010


Today the open space workshop continued with participants being encouraged to work in a collaborative, action-oriented way, building on the exploration vibe of Friday. Several new topics were suggested and I captured most of them below, including the names of the people who brought them up where I knew who they were. Food sustainability. What […]