Back by meagre demand! Wondering which vaguely-named micro-parties are secretly Nazis, wizards, or God’s blessed elect? Well you’re in luck, baby. Here’s my time-honoured rogue’s gallery of Senate candidates for your electoral pleasure. I’ve ordered these according the Victorian Senate ballot, and missed a few who are only running in other states. I wrote mostContinue reading “Which minor parties are running in Australia in 2022?”
This essay about automation was written and published for Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017. THE DISRPUTED “Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.” – Genesis 17:26, KJV The weavers are coming to break the machines. They charge through streets thatContinue reading “The Disrupted”
From Southbank to Carlton, the city of Melbourne is littered with sky-blue posters. They carry the slogan Our Melbourne and the beaming face of Lord Mayoral candidate Sally Capp. Capp is the frontrunner for the by-election that follows by the resignation of Lord Mayor Robert Doyle after an independent investigation found that he sexually harassedContinue reading “Their Melbourne”
Content note: This piece includes graphic discussion of suicide and reference to abuse Just as I said I wouldn’t, I forgot them, and their stories got tangled up with all the other distant horrors. In May, last year, two young refugees under Australian care set themselves on fire. Omid Masoumali, an 23 year old heldContinue reading “The Minister for Home Affairs”
In this episode, audio engineer and musician Mitchell Pasmans makes a theme song for the show and talks music industry, art, baselines and automation. Check out his stuff at:
Welcome to Bensplaining, a podcast where I talk to guests about ideas they know more about than me then talk just as much as I do anyway. In the first episode, me and Pat talk about time, work, idleness, the gig economy and capitalism.