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May 4, 2020

We’re so ‘on and available’ these days, so keen to prove even in isolation we can still be connected and productive. It wears us out. We’ve got to take that deep breath, let our shoulders drop two inches and turn off everything.

May 3, 2020

All these screens we are dealing with are masks, too – a rectangular mask that we hide behind and then choose what to reveal. We create avatars, set dec our rooms, present a face to the world.

May 2, 2020

Gaming probably has the best chance of using VR and AR to good effect with its immersive worlds. But the gaming world really needs ethical creators and dramaturgs.

May 1, 2020

Rule No.1 for Freelance Artists: Get a good accountant and organize all your receipts for them. Don't write funny #hahaiku on the back so it's unclear if they are in the receipt or poetry pile. This is how the world ends – not with a bang but an audit.

April 30, 2020

My day ends staring into the mouth of a lamprey. I was giving feedback on a film script for an Indigenous creature feature and these were the stars. Terrifying and yet beautiful. They can climb cliffs with the power of their sucker mouths. They’re parasites, sucking ou...

April 29, 2020

If you aren’t a little ashamed of your country’s history, then you don’t know the history of your country.

April 28, 2020

The Māori world ako means to both teach and learn – they happen at the same time. The old idea of the all-knowing Professor filling up the empty vessel of the student is bankrupt. The kids are alright, in fact, they’re a lot better than alright. They’re trying to recla...

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