Greens

As a journalist, I had always avoided carrying the membership card of any political party, or other lobby group on the basis of maintaining objectivity. While editing energy Daily in 2003, I realised that individual journalists can only gain influence as far as media proprietors let them and that independence might protect your job inside the media, […]

An Inconvenient Truth

… from Al Gore’s website: “Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with former Vice President Al Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary of the year. “An audience and critical favorite, An Inconvenient Truth makes the compelling case that global warming […]

Al Gore

Former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore comes from a wealthy political dynasty and has been a global advocate for action on Climate Change. His film Inconvenient Truth, spawned a global climate movement and an army of climate change speakers who he personally trained. His latest book and film, An Inconvenient Sequel deals with […]

Christopher Alexander

Architect, writer and philosopher, Christopher Alexander has taken a bottom up approach to design, identifying what makes individual components of a design good, and building from that a series of patterns that lead to good architectural design. His best known work A Pattern Language was written in 1977 and compiled thousands of these patterns as […]

Giovanni Ebono

Founder of the Ebono Institute, Giovanni Ebono, is the nom-de-plum of Geoff Ebbs. He was formed as a comic, working the club circuit in Byron Bay and the NSW Northern Rivers. In the tradition of Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Mark Twain or Lewis Carroll, the character became more famous than the originator, and took on a life […]

CHIME

One of the founding principles of UNIX was that Text is the universal interface. While there has been much debate about that concept, we still assume that text is the key to everything from scripting languages to voice recognition. Need that be the case? What if music was the way that we interacted with the […]