Category: Events

How to design an eye-catching academic poster in just one day

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…
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What is the point of 3D printing in the home?

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…
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Are film festivals excluding independent film makers?

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…
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My Godless Ritual

I'd never been part of a formal ceremony before. I wasn't baptised, bat mitzvah-ed, or confirmed. I skipped my graduation night. I've never been married and no one has ever…
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Interview on Channel 31

That's right, baby, I've hit the big time! Channel 31. Okay, okay, I'm being facetious. For those of you outside Australia, Channel 31 is a community-run television station. Anyone can…
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Melbourne WebFest and the rise of the web series

The web series: it's a relatively new format of film-making born from the rise of digital technology. Around since the 1990s (remember the bizarreness of early flash animation web series…
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Sunday Assembly Melbourne

In April I wrote an article on The Sunday Assembly, a godless congregation aka "atheist church", that had just opened a chapter in Melbourne. Since July, I have been helping…
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Sunday Assembly Launches Melbourne Chapter

The first Australian chapter of Sunday Assembly, an organisation that congregates the godless for church-like activities, was launched today in South Melbourne. The London-based organisation was started in January this…
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Botton prescribes religion for atheists

Alain de Botton has a new book out titled 'Religion for Atheists'. Recently he gave a wonderfully controversial TED talk called 'Atheism 2.0' and last week he was here in…
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