The perfect 10

In the eighties film 10, Dudley Moore, a middle-aged musician lusts after Bo Derek, a young and beautiful woman. I don’t think her career was ever made obvious. In an iconic scene, Bo Derek runs down the beach in slow motion her body glistening with the sea and coconut oil. …

The blog easy

When I first discovered the web I found a site called Digital Diaries which allowed for creative expression online. I signed up and was soon publishing sarcastic poetry about my life and receiving the odd freakish email from someone in Ohio. I often think it’s a shame that the Digital …

The big screen

Senator Conroy, our new Minister of Communications has proven that the Labor Party still do not understand the Internet. Mark Latham in his wonderfully vindictive apologia, The Latham Diaries, writes that in the dying days of the Keating government the then Minister of Communications was terrified of Telstra and virtually …

The rise of the left

When I was 18 years old and just starting at University I sought out, amongst other things, the socialist club and paid my $5 fee to join up. I had some knowledge of socialism and a vague idea about communism, Lenin and a love of the great design of post …

Telling stories

I am not a maths nerd. Never have been. Words have always been more appealing to me. They can inspire, terrify and antagonise in ways that numbers never can, at least for me. With this in mind I’ve been thinking about how important it is to tell a story when …