When I tell people I’m researching news on Snapchat the most common response is “I’ve heard of Snapchat but have no idea how it works” So now this. This blog post serves to explain how Snapchat works as a smartphone-only messaging/social network/news source. Snapchat is all of these things: a Frankenstein mobile app animal.
Conducting an interview can be a daunting task. Like networking at events or public speaking, there is an art to the interview so subtle that we often think it must be common sense. It looks easy when others do it, but there is a surprising amount of fluster involved when you’re first starting out. Ideally
Out on the Wire is a graphic novel about podcasting. A visual representation of an auditory product. This alone made me excited to grab a copy, because the concept is unique. But it was the seriously valuable content that kept me up at night, flipping pages, highlighting my favourite bits, taking notes. It is the
I was challenged with the task of designing an academic poster to represent one of the research institutes at the University of Melbourne – and only one day to get it done. I’d never designed an academic poster before and I’m not proficient in graphic design, but what seemed like shortcomings turned out to be
Do the constraints placed upon artists by small format media platforms allow creativity to flourish or fail? This is the question I attempted to answer in the latest Buzz Track podcast along with co-host Harrison Murray and guest Adrian Ortega. But, as always, the conversation meandered amongst a range of interesting topics. In this episode you
Remember that scene in The Matrix where Neo is strapped into a chair, hooked up to a computer via a huge needle-stlye plug into his brain, and then has all the information about the art of Kung Fu uploaded directly into his brain?
Group singing is easily the most controversial aspect of Sunday Assembly. Some people love it, others complain. Some clap hands, dance, and yodel at the top of their lungs, others mutter beneath their breath. So why do we sing at our events? Because it just makes good science. Let me hit you with some facts about
3D printing is becoming more accessible, more versatile, and is beginning to be marketed as a domestic product. There is even a 3D printer for kids set for release in Oct 2016. It seems like 3D printing is becoming a new household appliance, but really, how many people are using this technology and what are
‘Write what you know’ they say, but as a new parent all I knew was dirty nappies, sleepless nights, and the smell of milk permeating everything. I felt like it had all been covered. I didn’t want to become “just another mommy blogger” writing about the daily minutiae of raising kids.
Film festivals often claim to be motivated by a desire to put a spotlight on emerging talent but restrictive entry requirements can mean that entering is a big gamble for the very independent films they wish to exhibit. Are film festivals really encouraging new talent or could it be a marketing ploy?