On writing a requiem

Over recent days I’ve been making notes towards a requiem. David Chisholm referred to one earlier today and there was a wonderful discussion about the form on Radio National’s Rhythm Divine a couple of days ago. They played Sculthorpe’s Requiem, eight compelling movements with a haunting didjeridu part performed by William Barton. The requiem is a form that evokes reflection, deep melancholy and a reverence for life.

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A response to fear

A couple of weeks ago a learned, well travelled friend with an acute legal mind sent me a brief message. She was in-transit, leaving a forum in Hong Kong. "The world has become a scary place," she wrote. These few words hit me in the proverbial guts. For said friend...

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Seeing another future

Yesterday I saw another future. It was akin to hearing my first radio, seeing Armstrong step onto the moon, picking up a portapak and shooting video, and that extrodinary moment we knew we could code hyperlinks onto a web page. However this was virtually real,...

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Towards Ocean in a Drop

In January I had left Australia to work on a new film in India in collaboration with the Digital Empowerment Foundation and Inomy Media. I was there, based in Dehli, for five months. OCEAN IN A DROP explores the impact broadband isĀ  making on mostly rural and tribal...

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Indifference in difference

Just as there had been a flourishing of flowers that brought colour and shape of all manner throughout the forests of planet Earth, so too was there a burst of humans reflecting the diverse landscapes and climates across the great continents, grand brush strokes of...

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