How to earn trust

One of my favourite YouTube channels is called Kurzgesagt. They recently released a video explaining why you should trust their short, animated videos on topics as diverse as string theory, ageing and homeopathy. The interesting part is not the deep dive into their research, writing and fact checking process; but that they spend almost half […]

‘money has no value for them’

Roaming packs of feral dogs now bed down at what was once Shank’s busy helicopter landing pad. Crows pick over scrap heaps amid metal tent skeletons whose torn plastic skins whip in the wind. Snow blows through collapsed walls of wood huts that once housed military offices… Shank’s dilapidation was the result of resource limitations, […]

We need more technological ’bilingualism’

Something that bugs me is the widespread, continued segregation of technology. Technology might be something you use, but rarely is it something you make or even understand. I’m currently thinking of all the people who I WhatsApp whose eyes gloss over at the mention of encryption. This is often reflected in organisations, with technology teams […]

‘Winners’ [re]write history

Growing up in Australia I barely remember learning about Indigenous history. Certainly not the very recent history of settlement and colonialism. It was probably in there somewhere. But my teachers obviously had a greater affection for World War 2 and Ancient Egypt than the very present and living history of a displaced people. Apparently I’m […]

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