In the wake of the federal election, some online communities have begun to speculate on the need for a Science Party in Australian politics. This is something I’ve been considering for some time; with momentum gathering behind the idea, it seems a fine moment to float my musings on how such a party might work…. Read more
My last couple of posts can be found over at journalisnt.net – enjoy!
Thankfully, the Prime Minister of Australia has made a demonstration that it’s okay to talk about feminism again – it’s been a hushed public topic for too long. The prime minister has always had a role in directing public discourse, and Julia Gillard has finally been moved to speak up about routine misogyny in her… Read more
Having set up journalisnt.net as a site for alternative journalism, the observant observer would note the absence of any New Journalism or even a humble travelogue – until now, I have held the “I” aloft in my jottings. Today I’ll offer that travelogue, then. Having returned from a couple of weeks spent in Hong Kong… Read more
About a decade ago, when the internet had so recently transformed our homes and offices, sociologists spent a lot of ink worrying about the broader effect all this computer time would have on the way we associate with each other. There were a lot of fears of de-socialisation; the resonating picture of us sitting in… Read more