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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Upgrading ourselves towards obsolescence

    • James Massola
    • 02 April 2007
    14 Comments

    Modern consumer society is structured so that we are constantly unhappy with what we have. Advertisers make us feel dissatisfied so we keep buying new things, which is good for the economy but bad for the environment. The 'upgrade cycle' pushes us to buy the latest and greatest, whether we need them or not.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Our dysfunctional relationship with the earth

    • Michael Mullins
    • 23 December 2006
    1 Comment

    Reports about the death of US technology journalist James Kim in the snowdrifts of the Oregon wilderness suggest his fatal mistake was that he had put his faith in electronic mapping.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Bodies and brains already merged with computer power

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 11 December 2006
    1 Comment

    The animated family conversation was becoming louder. Looking for signs that it was disturbing the other passengers, there was no need to worry. On a tram which was two-thirds full, almost all were staring into space, plugged into their iPods.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Three card trick keeps media oligopoly firmly in place

    • Jack Waterford
    • 30 October 2006

    John Howard seems to have pulled off the three-card trick, on both the National Party and the public, with changes to the media laws. His spin was that the small concessions were worth it in its efforts to "free up'' Australia's media.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    An inconvenient but upbeat truth

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 18 September 2006

    Despite the bleak prognosis, An Inconvenient Truth is an optimistic film. Al Gore is no doomsday prophet, but an engaging orator who believes humans can change to meet the threat posed by global warming.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Not another word

    • Jim Davidson
    • 10 July 2006

    Jim Davidson’s verdict on Don Watson’s Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Community in an electronic age

    • Rufus Black
    • 09 July 2006

    Technology has changed human relationships, argues Rufus Black.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Big money

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 07 July 2006

    Like most organisms, human beings are most comfortable in their own neighbourhood.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Creating evolution

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 01 July 2006

    We are so used to the astonishing applications of genetics these days that a milestone has passed almost unnoticed.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Morag Fraser, Allan James Thomas, Juliette Hughes, Gordon Lewis
    • 26 June 2006

    Reviews of the films Naqoyqatsi; Open Hearts; The Matrix Reloaded and La vérité si je mens! 2.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Information serfing

    • David Ferris
    • 12 June 2006

    David Ferris reports on Information Feudalism: Who Owns the Knowledge Economy? by Peter Drahos with John Braithwaite.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    How to measure corporate social responsibility

    • John Sweeney
    • 12 June 2006
    15 Comments

    Corporate social responsibility is not the same as ethical behaviour, but it is an important component of such action. It is therefore important to measure companies’ social responsibility and work out how their performance can be improved.

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