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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 we distract ourselves with, and maybe even avoid, the ongoing...

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 each individual’s plate. On the left side of the table...

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 on whose land today… I take that back. On whose...

Podcast: What You Don’t Hear

 DMU Usyd · What You Don't Hear- Emelie Watkins CoJo Podcast Contributor: Emelie Watkins Featured: Dr Kelvin Kong (ENT), Worimi man Music: “Bullyman” by Jacob Ridgeway, Worimi man Synopsis:  ‘What You Don’t Hear’ explores the major public health problem...
Figure 1. Screenshot of disseminated, reposted, and viral YouTube video of ISIL militants destroy two statues of kings from the ancient city of Hatra in the Mosul Museum.

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 sects (fig.1). In response, Iranian-Kurdish new media artist-activist, Morehshin Allahyari,...

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 shortage of funds threatens severe death tolls and a violation...

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 information technology, science, and data take over: we are no...

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. She is trapped in a house with her three ex-roommates...

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 for that." --- Yaryna Serkez, Graphics Editor at the New York...

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 passed laws in March enabling the Commissioner to release certain...

The Spotify Assemblage: Why your playlist shapes both your Saturday night and the...

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 all social phenomena, it is an assemblage, meaning that it...