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Australian Artists, Writers + Actors Say No to Arts Coverage Cuts

Fairfax announced plans to shed 125 jobs, prompting a week-long strike by its journalists. Guardian Australia understands that positions being abolished will include all dedicated arts, film and books writers at the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, along with two deputy arts editor roles. Contributors will be paid a lower rate for reviews and […]
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“That Idiotic Bogost Article” vs EMPAWER SC

So after finding myself immersed in the bowels of a “grrrRRRish”-reactive reply to *that* snort-inducing “Video Games are Better Without Stories” text [ie “That idiotic Bogost article” as one of my mates recently labelled it], then ultimately deciding [in the absence of any mention in said article regarding nuanced interplay in games involving prescriptive (aka […]
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Bad Shibe – A #SciFi Novella By @RobMyers

Bad Shibe is a sci-fi novella set in a future society that may or may not be based on a descendant of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency, where it’s as hot and as dusty as a virtual money mining rig. A trusting young shibe called YS questions the basis of their utopia and their place within it […]
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A Year and a Bit: The Good, The Bad, and the Mugglesy

Seems it’s turning out to be  hellova year here, and we’re only 4 months in. So far in 2017, here at MBD we’ve had Digital-Fiction-Award-shortlisted projects, and honorable mentions, and theorising all over the MDB shop: most of which have been centered on the release of “All the Delicate Duplicates”, on which we hit the […]
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Digital Writing and Poetry – Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Coming from Australia via Norway to Galway and the Cuirt International Festival of Literature are Digital Writers Jason Nelson and Alinta Krauth. Their interactive game and video based digital poetry is being featured in Gallery 3 of the Galway Arts Centre for the duration of the festival. And they will be part of a panel […]