Opinion

140 characters or less: the explosion of the world’s fastest growing online empire

0 Comments 18 July 2014

  Ah, Twitter. Home to some 645 million subpar comedians, wannabe celebrities, the infamous hashtag, and a few very confused avian enthusiasts. To any commuter on a Melbourne tram who has witnessed the hordes of passengers scrolling through their twitter feeds, the growing popularity of the social networking platform is pretty self-evident. These passengers are […]

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Signal 37, Special Events

Culture Love

0 Comments 25 January 2014

Culture Love is a projection work that explores the talents and truths of what it means to be a young Indigenous person today. SASKIA DAVIES caught up with them during their Signal 37 workshop, ahead of the work’s presentation at Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival in February. Identity is something everyone struggles with, regardless of their […]

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Dance, Signal 37, Special Events

Signal 37: Streets at Dusk

1 Comment 23 January 2014

Deon Nuku, Michael Farah and Melbourne dancers, percussionists and musicians, are working with Signal 37′s young collaborators to bring the streets of Melbourne alive with dance. GEORGE KOPELIS spent some time with them. The performance space downstairs in the Signal building is full of a tense primal atmosphere upon entry. It is the Streets at Dusk […]

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Signal 37, Special Events

Signal 37: Don’t Stop the Machine

1 Comment 23 January 2014

Designers Nick Visser and Freya Robinson have been leading a team of young collaborators in pimping a 3-tonne truck to create a mobile design hub that navigates and samples the city. BEN CARDWELL caught up with them as they designed the space inside and outside in order to transform each location the truck arrived at. […]

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Books & Words, Signal 37, Special Events

Signal 37: Sticky Stories

1 Comment 22 January 2014

The city is full of stories! GEORGE KOPELIS joins writer Matt Blackwood and the Sticky Stories crew as they undertake urban wanderings to identify where stories could be set, then write and present a whole series of stories set in these places. Did you know that Melbourne is a UNESCO City of Literature?  None of Sticky Stories’ […]

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Signal 37 Curators working on star-struck movie posters

Exhibitions, Signal 37, Special Events

The Curator: The Other Side of the Equation

0 Comments 19 January 2014

Curating is about telling a story through art. SASKIA DAVEY joins the Signal 37 curators for a behind-the-scenes look into the curatorial process as they tell the story of Signal 37. Signal 37 is renowned for its unparalleled creative programs for young people, ranging from street art and other visual arts to writing, music and […]

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Kate Geck at the Infinity+1 workshop, Signal 37, 2014.

Signal 37, Special Events

Signal 37: To Infinity+1

0 Comments 16 January 2014

Infinity + 1 is an experimental audio-visual project exploring textile design, basic electronics, video production and physical interaction. SASKIA DAVEY gets inspired by the program’s leaders, installation artists Kate Geck and Tara Pattenden. Infinity+1 is the most appropriate name for the awe-inspiring, intriguingly quirky program run during Signal 37 by installation artists Kate Geck and […]

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A screen shot from the Cyanide and Happiness animated short Spartacus.

Books & Words, Comedy

The Web(comic) Revolution

1 Comment 06 November 2013

The last decade has seen a revolution of sorts, the revolution of the internet. This trend as led to the success of now-huge companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix. Naturally, we welcome the great new technology, and we use it in the most advantageous ways possible: watching Breaking Bad and sharing sepia-toned images of […]

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Fashion, Travel

Flaunting Fashion at Milan Fashion Week 2013

0 Comments 25 October 2013

On a recent trip to Milan, SASKIA DAVEY discovered that the most coveted city for an aspiring fashion designer certainly adhered to its reputation during Fashion Week 2013. Amidst the hustle and bustle and mass congregations accumulating near the Duomo and large shop franchises, a series of smaller, more intimate streets entwined to lead us […]

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Music

What is happening to Australian Music Festivals?

2 Comments 17 October 2013

Music festival – two words that have made promoters cringe and fans seethe in recent months. Cancellations, downsizing, line-up changes and venue instability have all combined to make 2013 a challenging year for the industry. GEORGE KOPELIS takes a look at why this is occurring, and what has gone so terribly wrong. To properly answer […]

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