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Monthly Archives: February 2011
By Sinclair Davidson | Published: 28/02/2011
The great English philosopher Michael Oakeshott described the conversation of humanity as being an ‘an unrehearsed intellectual adventure’. That conversation has been punctuated by several important events since the earliest times when humans huddled around fires away from the darkness and swapped stories.
By Steve Kates | Published: 28/02/2011
February marked the 75th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential books in history, John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. As it happens, but by coincidence only, February also saw the publication of a paper of mine which deals with how the General Theory came to written in the way it was.
By Shaun Wilson | Published: 28/02/2011
I never saw Abba: the Musical. Disney on Ice, The Wiggles Christmas Special, the Fat Cat and Humphry matinee at Southland, Zig and Zag’s Moomba sing-a-long. I hate musicals. They suck. To put this in the vernacular to which my students might comprehend - musicals, like, really, like, suck. Get the idea? Bigger than I could possibly express in words. But what I’m about to talk of next is a technological musical that’s measured in biblical proportions, worth hundreds of billions of dollars in international sales and revenue
By David Carlin | Published: 28/02/2011
There is a room at Circus Oz they call the Archive Room. Inside, they keep the old videos, posters, programs and handwritten minutes from impassioned collective meetings held before they had computers or hierarchies based on anything other than who could talk the loudest or the longest or knew how to put the tent up. What meaning and value is represented by these old circus videos, this vulnerable decaying history?
By Amanda Crane | Published: 28/02/2011
Newspapers have been redesigning themselves as long as they’ve been publishing. As with any saleable product, you need to keep it looking fresh on the shelf.
By Tim Butcher | Published: 28/02/2011
I’ve got plenty of ties. A few of them are strong and have lasted me a lifetime. Others are weak and not made to last. I’m not talking about the contents of my wardrobe. I’m talking about my social network ties.