Fringe Archive

Mar
16
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A police boat patrols the Chicago river during St Patrick's day celebrations 2013.

Chicago’s St Patrick’s Day 2013

Apparently way back in the 1830s about 20 per cent of Chicago’s population were Irish.

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Apr
02
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PadLocke

Australia’s Internet Filter

I recently listened to ABC Radio’s Interview with senator Stephen Conroy – Australia’s Federal Minister for Communications about the mandatory internet filter that looks set to be introduced later on this year.

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Feb
28
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Polar bear and cub

Skeptical Science

A very talented friend of mine working for Shine Technologies here in Melbourne has just completed work on an iPhone application designed to provide easy access to the scientific data that contradicts some of the more popular arguments put forward by ‘climate skeptics’.

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Feb
24
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Crowds at SLAM

SLAM Rally

I know it’s only rock and roll, but I like it.

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Nov
17
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The Black Spur

Seeing the Forest and the Trees

These business cards were made for Thomas Fairman, a Forest Scientist from the University of Melbourne working on land carbon reserves in Victoria.

The design was done by yours truly with printing by West-Australian company Saltprint. They offer a range of 100% recycled paper stock which use a mix of totally chlorine-free and elemental chlorine-free pulp fibers and part of their commitment to the environment includes planting one native tree for every order to offset the carbon cost of the printing. They also use renewable energy sources like wind and hydro for most (92%)of their power requirements.

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Aug
22
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Faces in the crowd at the VCA rally in Melbourne, 2009.

Save VCA Rally (Pt. 2)

More shots from the VCA rally through Melbourne yesterday.

I don’t think the stills really do justice the theatrics of the students so I’ll upload some video over the next couple of days as well. Geoffrey Rush gave a wonderfully impassioned speech about the importance of arts education and practical acting training before the rally started and you can see the first half of it here.

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Aug
22
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Demonstrators walk down St Kilda road at the VCA rally in Melbourne, 2009.

Save VCA Rally (pt. 1)

Students from Victorian College of the Arts staged a rally in Melbourne yesterday to protest the proposed changes to curriculum and cutbacks on teaching staff and courses.

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Jul
23
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City of Melbourne Logo

The City of Melbourne has unveiled its new corporate identity this week. Designed by Landor, one of the largest marketing and design agencies in the world, the new identity is designed to be “synonymous with the modern, vibrant, cool city Melbourne is today and will continue to be in the future” according to our current Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle. The new logo definitely ticks the ‘cool’ and ‘modern’ boxes but it doesn’t reflect the history of the city and says very little about the lifestyle of its residents.

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