Can the Internet ‘fix’ society?
Catherine's analysis

Can the Internet ‘fix’ society?

Can the Internet ‘fix’ society?   That certainly seems to be what Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook thinks with the ‘Internet.org’ campaign. What is it? Launched in 2013, ‘Internet.org’ is a campaign lead by Facebook, as well as a variety of other mobile phone and infrastructure companies.  In 2015, Internet.org ran a glossy advertising campaign on Australian … Continue reading

A Trip to Transnistria: Reports and My Reality
Karla's observations

A Trip to Transnistria: Reports and My Reality

The recent conflict in Eastern Ukraine has raised for many people the spectre of Transnistria, a breakaway territory and frozen conflict zone nestled between Moldova and Ukraine. Transnistria seceded from Moldova in 1990 as the Soviet Union crumbled. A period of bloody fighting followed until a ceasefire was signed in 1992. Transnistria has always aligned itself … Continue reading

Looking for Brunswick
Ari's critique

Looking for Brunswick

I intended on starting with a bang. I was going to inaugurate this blog by forwarding the hypothesis that the suburb where I live, Brunswick, Melbourne, doesn’t exist as a neighbourhood. But whilst writing I came to the realisation that such a closed hypothesis would complicate my path forward. How could a non-existing subject provide … Continue reading