New technology could allow you to "feel" a TV show by transmitting touch feedback through the air.
Samuel Johnson will play Molly Meldrum in Channel 7 miniseries Molly.
Image courtesy of Channel 7.
Molly Meldrum's life is coming to the small screen with a two-part miniseries. How faithfully can we expect the show to reproduce history? Taking a look at the soundtrack might provide a clue.
The amount of time kids are spending on mobile devices is increasing.
Kids who watch educational programs such as 'Sesame Street' show better academic skills. But this does not mean all children can learn from educational media.
It’s time to rethink content distribution.
Netflix's recent ban on proxies, unblockers and virtual private networks (VPNs) is unlikely to provide a long-term cure to content providers’ chronic headaches.
Why do most Australian streaming services not offer basic accessibility features?
One year after the first video on demand service launched in Australia, why do most companies not offer basic accessibility features for disabled audiences?
How are people railroaded through the justice system? Early modern witch trials can provide a clue.
Marginalised outsiders, community conflict and a bad reputation – the prosecution of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey has all the hallmarks of the early modern witchcraft persecution. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Memoirists who write about divorce, addiction or suicide can start important conversations – and leave families feeling exposed or humiliated. Where do you draw the line?
True stories that enrich our public sphere are often drawn from the intimate and shared lives of their authors. Where is the line between rattling social proprieties and respecting others’ privacy?
Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas.
Netflix took everyone by surprise when it announced it was tripling its global reach for video on demand. So who are the winners and potential losers in the new deal?
Will TV’s future flicker into focus?
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A post-network era looms. What does this mean for the way we watch – and pay for – television shows?
See what you need.
Ryan Jorgensen - Jorgo
The television industry is gathering massive amounts of information about us to tailor ads to our individual needs.
The voices that can be used in a show like this are not those one would hear in Madama Butterfly.
Patrick (Peter Cousens), Ellen (Melissa Madden Grey), The Divorce. ABC TV.
The kinds of voices that can be used in a show like ABC's The Divorce are certainly not typical of those one would hear in Madama Butterfly. But – and let's be honest for a second – does it matter?
How much screen time should kids get?
Yan Chi Vinci Chow
Research shows that preschool children take characters from popular television shows and movies and blend them together to create complex oral stories.
The Large Hadron Collider is playing a key role in enabling the collection of big data.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
Original Crystal Maze presenter Richard O'Brien.
Artificial intelligence programmers are burning the midnight oil to make computers better at processing complex problems. Here's a progress report.
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Can screen adaptations of literary classics ever be as good as the source text? Well, yes. As the new ABC miniseries The Beautiful Lie shows, they can explore timeless themes in unpredictable and engaging ways.
Melisandre, a witch inspired by early modern history, burns Mance Rayder in Game of Thrones.
While Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin openly draws on medieval and early modern history in the worlds of his books, his subversive depictions of witchcraft make his female characters both intriguing and powerful.
‘Take me to your sofa’
When it comes to branding, the UK broadcaster has always left the rest behind. But by ditching the "4" from its screen idents, it has stepped into another space entirely.
Play your part in reducing online piracy: a campaign by the IP Awareness Foundation.
Screengrab/IP Awareness Foundation
A welcome fall in the number of people in Australia who admit to pirating movies and television shows. But what's the cause off this shift in online behaviour?
Magda Szubanski in one of her most famous roles - Sharon Strzelecki - in Kath and Kim, with actors Gina Riley, Peter Rowsthorn, Glenn Robbins and Jane Turner.
Magda Szubanski’s engaging debut memoir, Reckoning, is an exercise in precisely that: reconciling the past. It is also a celebration of the life and career of one of our greatest comedians.
Is there a doctor in the house?
Everyone's favourite BBC sci-fi show is sometimes held up as a model of regional development in television. Don't believe it.