Seeing is Believing: Why Representation Matters

As representation continues to be a hot-button issue across all mediums, it can be difficult to see the non-politicised side of the picture. While...

Conflict In My Outlook_We Met Online: Post-Internet Art and Dystopian Realities

Contributor: Chiara Christian In 1996, John Perry Barlow declared the future of cyberspace would be independent of government and corporate control. Utopian and idealistic, it...

‘Like a body-blow’: How will the arts sector recover in 2021?

Contributor: Katherine Keeler For Isabella Brown and her partner Liam, an average day during the past 11 months looked something like this: sleeping-in, playing with...

The Parramatta Road Tram – flashes of past and future visions

On a warm November day in 1958, the jacarandas are in bloom and the systematic destruction of Sydney’s tram network is in full swing. Students trickle...

The power of monuments: A history forgotten

I feel like a trespasser. Every step a guilty echo of my crime. The room is shrouded in a dull white. Great columns of...

Nothing to Declare? What about the emotional baggage?

Contributor: Rebecca Bowman How travel restrictions and hotel quarantine are imposing the real tax on mental health for returning Australians. The phone lights up beside the...

Shave It Off: How My Hair Slowed Me Down

Contributor: Katherine Porritt-Fraser On the precipice of COVID-19 lockdown, I’m sitting in front of the mirror at an unfamiliar hairdresser, waiting to have my head...

An Unlikely Cure to Tiktok Fatigue – Phenomenology is #Trending

It was ‘Mundane March’, 2020, and Sydney was in the throes of its first lockdown. The rest of Sydney contemplated lunch as I woke up...

Björk’s Biophilia album app: Putting the listener in control of the...

Contributor: Argus Fung The opening sequence of Björk’s ambitious album companion app Biophilia lays the framework for her vision and artistic direction of the record’s...

Can I have one serving of bilingualism, please?

It’s Saturday dinner and our family gathers at the table. A well-cooked rib-eye steak, along with mashed potato and salad, lies neatly arranged on...

Small Axe, Big Tree

Small grassroots organisations are slowly chipping away at the huge problem of Aboriginal deaths in custody in Australia. “I’d like to acknowledge the Gadigal people...

Podcast: What You Don’t Hear

emeliewatkins · What You Don't Hear - Podcast ‘What You Don’t Hear’ explores the major public health problem of ear disease and hearing problems prevalent...

Ghostly Digital Reproductions against ISIL: On Allahyari and Rhizomatic Activism

Contributor: Victor Zhou ISIL pillaged Hatra in 2015, releasing viral YouTube videos that showed militants with sledgehammers gashing and decimating statues belonging to other Muslim...

Refugee children in the Middle East left homeless during the Pandemic

Humanitarian organisations say stateless refugee children are ‘not treated as humans, but numbers’ Médecins Sans Frontières is among humanitarian organisations calling for help as a...

Information: The Ruling Power

Introduction The world is in a state of flux – power looks very different today. Human species have arrived at a Black Mirror age wherein...

Podcast: Unfinished Business

DMU Usyd · Unfinished Business - Sarah O Keefe Contributor: Sarah O' Keefe  Synopsis:  'Unfinished Business' is a comedic murder mystery centred upon a ghost named Martha....

Visualising COVID-19 – the challenge for data researchers

" Visuals are essentials. Sadly, there is a real human tragedy behind the statistics, the way we design and structure the narratives should account...

COVID-19 would “spread like wildfire” in prisons say legal advocates

Overcrowding and social isolation leave prisoners vulnerable to COVID-19 but NSW Corrective Services has no plans to release prisoners on early parole. The NSW Government...

The Spotify Assemblage: Why your playlist shapes both your Saturday...

Introduction Founded in 2006 by Swedes Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, the music-and-podcast-streaming service Spotify has quickly become a ubiquitous presence on digital devices. Like...

NSW Koala Inquiry: How are Populations and Habitats Faring after the...

The impacts of bushfires, land clearing and forest logging were key concerns during the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Koala Populations and Habitat, writes...

Podcast: Do Not Turn Off

DMU Usyd · Maria Gil - Do Not Turn Off Contributor: Maria Gil Synopsis:  Do Not Turn Off is a fictional podcast that follows the story of...