Earlier this week, I attended a stimulating event – the EcoArts Australis Conference, held in Wollongong. EcoArts Australis is a new organisation based in Wollongong that aims to bring together environmental and arts practitioners to use the arts in creative ways to promote sustainability. The… Read more
I’ve just spent a few days in Melbourne, which gave me a chance to do something I’ve been meaning to do for a while – try out Airbnb. I’ve written about collaborative consumption here before and Airbnb is the poster child for collaborative consumption. Airbnb… Read more
I’ve just finished a fascinating novel by Robert Llewellyn called News from Gardenia. The futurist Richard Slaughter - a colleague and mentor of mine - introduced me to the book when he gave a guest lecture recently in my home town of Thirroul.
I’ve been an admirer of Chris Jordan’s digital photographic art for several years now. His Running the Numbers series paints an unflattering portrait of American and global consumer culture that presents environmental messages in a fresh light. He creates images using repetition of familiar consumer items… Read more
I only read one serious book over my summer break – Joe Romm’s Language Intelligence. The rest of my reading time was devoted to indulging my love of science fiction – hey, I was on holidays after all! Language intelligence is a book about the… Read more
Last night at the Australian Museum, Clive Hamilton gave a blistering speech on the ethics of climate change. Hamilton has little time for those who deny the scientific evidence of climate change. In a particularly memorable part of his speech, he said that: To turn away… Read more