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Where Art meets Science

It’s only fair to share…The unique design of ArtScience Museum, Singapore is certainly a draw for many visitors from around the world. The Future World exhibit on lower floor is entertaining and no doubt shows the future of art: playful, interactive, colorful. One can hear kids 50 years from now, “Art just sat there and did nothing??”… Read more »

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How Game of Thrones’ Emmy-award-winning battle scene was made

It’s only fair to share…How Game of Thrones’ Emmy-award-winning battle scene was made Peter Allen, University of Melbourne Melbourne based visual effects provider Iloura – also known for creating ghosts for the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters – has won its first Emmy for the Game Of Thrones (GoT) season six episode “Battle of the Bastards”…. Read more »

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The changing role of cities in the world of fashion

It’s only fair to share… From paragons to melting pots: the changing role of cities in the world of fashion Naomi Braithwaite, Nottingham Trent University Alongside New York, Paris and Milan, London Fashion Week is one of the most important and influential dates in the style calendar. But while internationally renowned models and designers gather… Read more »

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Weighing up the evidence for the ‘Historical Jesus’

It’s only fair to share…Weighing up the evidence for the ‘Historical Jesus’ Raphael Lataster, University of Sydney Did a man called Jesus of Nazareth walk the earth? Discussions over whether the figure known as the “Historical Jesus” actually existed primarily reflect disagreements among atheists. Believers, who uphold the implausible and more easily-dismissed “Christ of Faith”… Read more »

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Home alone feeling scrooged? These Christmas movies deserve some love, actually

It’s only fair to share…Home alone feeling scrooged? These Christmas movies deserve some love, actually Ari Mattes, University of Notre Dame Australia The cultural environment in which we watch a film inevitably shapes our response to it. Engaging with the Yuletide ecology by watching Christmas films offers a genuine cinephilic pleasure, be it kitsch, ironic,… Read more »

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Which paintings were the most creative of their time? An algorithm may hold the answers

It’s only fair to share…Which paintings were the most creative of their time? An algorithm may hold the answers Ahmed Elgammal , Rutgers University From Picasso’s The Young Ladies of Avignon to Munch’s The Scream, what was it about these paintings that arrested people’s attention upon viewing them, that cemented them in the canon of… Read more »

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Sci-fi and Jurassic Park have driven research, scientists say

It’s only fair to share…Sci-fi and Jurassic Park have driven research, scientists say Elizabeth Jones, UCL The park is almost open. Two decades on and Jurassic Park has morphed into Jurassic World, the one and only dinosaur theme park. Science has apparently evolved too: the genetically-engineered dinosaurs are to take a secondary role to a… Read more »

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No, feminism is not about choice

It’s only fair to share…No, feminism is not about choice Meagan Tyler, RMIT University Feminism is back in fashion. As the push to claim the “f-word” has intensified, public figures, corporations and much of the mainstream media have propelled a largely unchallenging version of feminism into the popular consciousness. It is a feminism that never… Read more »

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Breathtaking television: why Game of Thrones leaves the rest behind

It’s only fair to share… Breathtaking television: why Game of Thrones leaves the rest behind Jason Jacobs, The University of Queensland When Game of Thrones returns to screens for its fifth season on Sunday night, US time, it will no doubt continue to attract the critical and popular praise that it richly deserves. DB Weiss… Read more »

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Let’s unstick our postage stamps from Howard’s Australia

It’s only fair to share… Let’s unstick our postage stamps from Howard’s Australia Dennis Altman, La Trobe University Recently Australia Post announced it would seek a major price hike for mailing a letter in an attempt to save a rapidly disappearing service. Even when letters do come by post they are now largely machine-franked, rather… Read more »