Facebook tried to use Australia as a warning to the rest of the world about what happens when you try to regulate them. Instead, they have shown that they are no longer the friendly social network and will go to great lengths to get their way.
In this poem, John Bartlett examines scenes from the past and present day to consider how absolute power corrupts absolutely.
As online technology advances unfettered by ethical restraint, their creators increasingly see the resulting problems as an “existential threat”, in Neflix’s new documentary The Social Dilemma.
Our three most-read stories this year encapsulate the adage ‘the personal is political,’ exploring wider issues in the world through lived experiences. Look out for these writers in 2021.
Curated by Kaantju woman Shonae Hobson, the Bendigo Art Gallery’s first-ever First Nations Curator, Piinpi, is a landmark exploration of the cultural importance of Indigenous seasonal knowledge, community connection and storytelling in a contemporary context.
To commemorate Human Rights Day on 10 December 2020, the role of music as a right, and as an expression, is celebrated, writes West Papuan musician and activist Ronny Kareni.
Angela Costi’s poem considers how the stories of newly arrived people can be undermined by legal definitions, how Australia’s migration law is designed to keep them in a state of ‘arrival’.
Based on the true story of a woman wrongfully detained in offshore detention, Stateless challenges our capacity for empathy.
Youth arts have suffered repetitive funding cuts, at a time when encouraging the arts in our children is more important than ever.
Jeff Sparrow, in his book, Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre, charts the growing rise of a fascism particular to the 21st century.
Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine reflect on the tensions arising from an atmosphere of budding masculinity and divisive politics in their 2020 documentary Boys State.