Lionel Shriver’s speech at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival 2016, and the subsequent backlash, perfectly illustrate why we need to face difficult speeches. The society we live in is in danger of losing its capacity to deal with difficult subjects and, by extension, its ability to cope with meaningful commentary. In what is perhaps a risky KEEP READING
Welcome to the first of the Thought Experiments Essays. In this essay I think about what would happen to a business like mine in light of persistent internet failure, or even destruction. The thought experiment brings to the surface a whole range of interrelated concepts that are not obvious at first. Image: http://www.opte.org/
Australian Dance Theatre’s Ignition 2016 season, History, brings us five choreographers who serve to remind us why the arts are important.