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Thursday 13 September 2012
Arts Books

literature & technology: the literary celebrity

Raelke Grimmer
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With the twenty-first century came the rise of the celebrity. We live in a society obsessed by the concept of “celebrity”. We lap up and crave stories and rumours and gossip about people placed firmly in the public eye, and don’t we just love it all the more if their lives turn to trash in…
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Thursday 23 August 2012
Arts Books

literature & technology: book trailers

Raelke Grimmer
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Before you delve into my article, first watch this fantastic book trailer Australian author Max Barry created for his novel Machine Man at the end of last year: This is far and away the best book trailer I’ve ever seen, simply because it blatantly makes the point: what is the point of this? This is…
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Wednesday 1 August 2012
Culture

social networking: is it time to switch off?

lip magazine
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Where do we draw the line when it comes to social media? In the past few years, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a person under the age of 30 who doesn’t have at least one social media account. Tales of these bizarre creatures seem to circulate amongst my friends in hushed voices: ‘…and…
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Sunday 8 July 2012
Film

youtube your film festival: bat eyes and boot

Rosie Hunt
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Film festivals are an important part of the movie-making industry, and like so many other artistic ventures, they can now be found online. The YouTube Your Film Festival, a worldwide competition run by YouTube and the Venice Film Festival, brings the drama and competition of film festivals to your computer screen (or smartphone). Fifty short films…
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