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By Orlando on December 2, 2013
Windgap Foundation has partnered with Eastside Radio 89.7FM, theatre professionals and DJs to develop the ‘Making Airwaves’ project, an opportunity for people with an intellectual disability to learn radio presentation and production skills, creating their own radio show to be aired on International Day of People with Disability, 3 December 2013.
By tigtog on November 3, 2013
Architecture: all gargoyles are grotesques, but not all grotesques are gargoyles.
By Mindy on October 16, 2013
According to Matt Cowgill, potentially yes, but there aren’t any good reasons to do so.
By tigtog on October 16, 2013
It was the fourth Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday this week (juuuust missed posting on the day), celebrating women’s achievements in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields. Did you go to any Ada Lovelace Day events this year? Tell us about it if you did.
By Mary on September 6, 2013
Info on certain last minute Coalition announcements: the now-rescinded opt-out Internet filter and the very much not-rescinded proposal to investigate “increasingly ridiculous research grants” by the Australian Research Council
By Orlando on September 2, 2013
From Allison Benedikt at Slate comes this delightfully provocatively phrased piece, “If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person”. This seems like a conversation that is worth having.
By tigtog on August 29, 2013
This week I turned 50. Various nice people are doing nice things for me, which is nice.
If you too would like to do something that will make me feel warm and fuzzy …
By tigtog on July 7, 2013
I plan to head into town tomorrow for NAIDOC in the City in Hyde Park – the forecast is for a beautiful sunny day, so it should be especially joyous.
By tigtog on June 24, 2013
“Super moon to bring wild weather to Sydney” – oh no it didn’t.
By Orlando on May 8, 2013
From my friend Mel, an Aussie living in Philadelphia:
Adults who give children guns are as bad as adults who give children porn.
By tigtog on March 14, 2013
By tigtog on February 25, 2013
What’s piqued your media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats for any current sociopolitical reportage on legacy/new media.
By tigtog on February 12, 2013
Charles Darwin was born 204 years ago today, and the International Darwin Day Foundation uses February 12th each year to celebrate Darwin, Science and Humanity. In November it will be 154 years since the publication of his paradigm-shattering work, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.