Every now and then, I drop off the surface of the Earth. I sleepwalk past the invisible edge which invisible hands have pulled back for me. Like a blind Coyote, I am adverted by neither gravity nor wind until it is too late. And then I return, only half-convinced that nothing actually happened. You can’t […]

I write the devil so he may appear. He is gone before I feel his tender flame Or the stroke of fear. I write oxytocin deep in the vein, And as the ersatz voice whispers her name I am gone before I appear. Letters coil around my neck, The Balrog’s whip, tight, Asphyxiated, I give […]

Amidst the viral wave of deepdream pictures hitting the web, there has been a conspicuous absence of analysis or commentary about the artistic or philosophical significance of this phenomenon. It is clear that deepdream is more than just a filter. The network’s algorithms detect certain aspects of each picture and process each segment accordingly. The […]

Much has already been said about the strategic significance of the decision by the Greek people to reject the bailout and the terms of austerity it imposes. To me, the negative power of this vote in the face of rampant, destructive ideology finds its most resonant historical echo in a short phrase repeated over and over […]

We often deal in irony when we don’t want to be seen as caring too much about something. Beneath the obvious aloofness within people’s questions about my motivations when travelling, or other similar conversations I have overheard, lies a fascination with the idea of finding oneself, of travelling as a time for self-discovery and epiphanies. […]

Tighten your tweed jacket and roll up your Mustang windows, folks! These feminists have arrived, and they’re going through the notches on your bedpost and finding more rape culture than you can poke your privilege at. And look, they’re breaking some windows. God forbid, they might actually be trying to get our attention! Seriously, has […]

On any battleground, whether military, personal or ideological, Sun Tzu is called on as a reliable sage. So, in between fervent volleys of tiresome inaction from the trenches of climate action, I shout: “keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer!” This last week, activists and academics around Australia, most notably The Climate Council and the University of Western Australia, […]

Behind every origin story in Spain, there seems to be an element of nonchalance, of the proverbial bread or sausage placed atop the royal beer glass as a (voila!) tapa, just like a casual exploration into the anatomy of the frog which birthed an electrifying discovery that would set alight entire cities. But, perhaps fortunately, the […]

You climb the fence and enter the doorway, the threshold. Amidst the vibrant emptiness of the grey archways and collapsing floorboards, you look for any stable meaning to hold on to yet find none, so instead look for it in your projections of the future and the past. ‘Who lived here, and how did they […]

I just completed an internship with the Sydney Alliance with five colleagues (and now friends). Our supervisor, David Barrow, ran a very tight ship at every stage of the internship and he asked us to formalize the completion of it by having a graduation in which we invited a lot of people and gave speeches. Here […]