Described by PIAF as Australia’s first ‘art hack’, participating entrants have 24 hours to create a digitally interactive artwork. Whether an app, website, robotics or a projected presentation, if it’s interactive and it’s art, it will find a place in Hack The Festival. … Continue readingIt’s Cool To Hack
If it’s not in science, tech, entertainment or books you’ll find it here. Unlike many of my salaried colleagues on a single beat, one of the pleasures of being a freelancer is that I can write about anything I like (as long as I can get an editor to agree to buy it).
And for someone for whom knowledge only prompts the thirst for more knowledge in more areas, it’s given me the chance to look at how hotdesking is a thing again, the forgotten history of Australia’s pulp fiction market, a couple of fearless South African photographers and their hair-raising images of Great White Sharks on the hunt and the longstanding theory that Batman/Bruce Wayne is obviously gay.
A ‘digital program’ at a major arts festival might sound like a nightmare to some – a squawking cacophony of computer games, expensive websites built with grant money that nobody looks at and self-aggrandising video clips from people who think they’re artists. … Continue readingPerth International Arts Festival’s Digital Program
The weight loss plateau is nature’s way of telling you you’ve lost all the weight you’re going to lose with your current diet or exercise regime. That’s your signal to go to the next phase and ramp things up. … Continue readingWhy We Plateau
Long the subject of late January guilt and remorse as one New Years’ resolution after another falls by the wayside, our yearly promises to ourselves might get a new lease of life as our smartphones and PCs keep us on the straight and narrow. … Continue readingApps To Keep Your Resolutions On Track
They know what’s trendy and on the radar, they’re always ahead of the curve, and if need be, money is no object. Best of all, just look at the results. Take a leaf out of the books of these celebrity fitness enthusiasts and you might put yourself on the fast track to an A list body. … Continue readingUnique Celebrity Workouts
“The larrikin is never far away from the way Australians think about themselves,” says Macquarie’s Anthony Lambert. “You might also argue we’re so distant from such images — in the cities at least — we can laugh at them as lesser forms of ourselves. I have a feeling it’s a little of both.” … Continue readingWanted: The Aussie Larrikin
Australia has a comparatively smaller academic community, much of whose resources are geared towards business and industry. After reading records and calling several university faculties around the country and particularly in Sydney itself, it appears there’s never been a detailed study of haunted sites in The Rocks by scientists. … Continue readingSpirits on the Rocks
Though easy to scoff that it’s only in America you’d find an industry lobby group for pizza chefs and pizzeria owners, awards from the Pizza Expo are world-renowned and not to be sniffed at. … Continue readingWorld’s Best Pizza