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To the uninitiated, extreme metal can be an impenetrable wall of guitar-based noise. Florian Stangl. Picture of Morbid Angel.

The case for extreme metal

For many people, their knowledge of extreme metal mainly springs from the nefarious activities of a small group of Norwegian musicians in the 1990s. But there's more to this genre than meets the eye.
Then CEO Bill Gates at the Microsoft campus in the US, a day ahead of the launch of Windows 95 on August 24, 1995. Reuters/Jeff Vinnick

Windows 95 two decades on: but why all the upgrades?

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Windows 95 operating system. What was it that made the operating system so special, and why all the upgrades over the years?
After travelling through the bush, returning to the cacophonies of the sonic city can be exhilarating. drp

We need a new relationship with urban noise

After travelling through the bush, returning to the cacophonies of the sonic city can be exhilarating. The body is immediately swamped with an energy that speaks of action, progress, and possibility.
Arianna Huffington says HuffPo Australia will be “telling stories that focus on helping Australians live more fulfilling lives”. Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Huffington Post success will rely on fresh voices

In other markets the Huffington Post doesn't just rely on the usual suspects to write, and it's this that will make or break it in Australia.
Viewers can stand, sit, or be positioned in patterns and relations that breach the traditional movie theatre encounter. Breaching Transmissions/Images courtesy of MIFF

Breaching Transmissions – can expanded cinema expand your mind?

Expanded cinema, a term coined in the mid-1960s by American experimental filmmaker Stan Vanderbeek, extends and enriches the way cinema can engage with its viewers. The art form is taken into galleries…
The Liverpool Plains near Gunnedah in New South Wales where the Watermark coal mine would be built. Tim J Keegan/Flickr

Shenhua mine’s water uncertainty means we should proceed with caution

The controversial Shenhua Watermark coal mine in New South Wales recently cleared another hurdle along the way to being granted full approval to proceed. But there are major environmental risks which should still call the project into question.
Higher levels of EI have been linked with ethical behaviour - but it also takes some degree of interpersonal skill to manipulate others. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

EQ versus IQ: what’s the perfect management mix?

It's assumed good managers are intelligent, but do they also need emotional intelligence? And if that's missing, can they learn?
Amanda Palmer was the first to crack seven figures in crowdfunding. She won’t be the last. AAP Image/Roadrunner Records

Amanda Palmer shows why artists need to get better at asking for help

Back in 2012, Amanda Palmer was the first person to break US$1,000,000 in crowdfunding on Kickstarter. In doing so, and since, she's answered the question: what is the internet for?
Escape From Woomera is renowned as one of the forebears of “serious games” – what chance would it stand under new government funding guidelines? By Escape from Woomera development team, via Wikimedia Commons

No country for new videogames: Brandis and Abbott are playing with our creative future

This exclusion of games from artistic funding in this year’s budget follows the cancellation of the Interactive Media Fund in last year’s budget. Where to now for the Australian videogame industry?

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