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Media Arts Should be at the Core of the Australian Curriculum

For the first time, media arts, one of the five strands of the Arts curriculum, was to become a compulsory subject for primary school students. This will no longer be the case if the Review’s recommendations are adopted by the government. The Review recommends removing media arts from the mandatory arts strands, and “substantially reducing” […]
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On Being a Data Puppet

And this shadow is necessary, as we needed a place to live, and things like gas, water and Internet services in the modern world. These don’t just get handed out to nonexistent people. I, and my family to lesser extent, had to take on new data forms to even be visible to the property market. […]
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Mezangelle as Post-Human Writing

“I think poets in particular play a really important role in drawing attention to the way these technologies are evolving…Mez Breeze is maybe the most recognizable Glitch Poetics artist that I mention, in that her way of writing is a composite of code language (so algorithms or a written piece of code) and a poem….They […]
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Inanimate Alice: the Last Gas Station

Countdown Begins to “Inanimate Alice: The Last Gas Station” Beta

It’s been a long time coming, and now the beta release of Episode 6 of the born-digital series Inanimate Alice is so close we can almost taste it. Ian Harper, the Series Producer [with whom I’m currently in the midst of cooking up an exciting new Inanimate Alice Storyverse co-production] has this to say about […]
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Alt-Games: ‘WALLPAPER’ review

WALLPAPER is an interactive digital narrative; a concept somewhere between contemporary installation art, and traditional video games. I’ve heard the term “alt-games” used for it, and I feel that’s fairly fitting — it combines non-linear storytelling with elements of spatial design, cinematography, sound design, and a plethora of other disciplines. Recently there’s been something of […]