Ghost in the Shell 2017: Consent in the Information Age

  This post contains some spoilers. After nine years in development, Hollywood's take on Shirow Masamune's Ghost In The Shell has dropped. While some reviews applaud the film for sticking to the original's themes and art style, others condemn it as an empty film with a few "deep" monologues. To be honest, the filmmakers were up against it from the … Continue reading Ghost in the Shell 2017: Consent in the Information Age

Let’s get digital: The DROiDS are a band built for the net

The internet’s effect on how we consume media is old hat. Exactly how artists navigate the web to their advantage, however, is still worth exploring. Music was a rigid, record-label driven industry for a long time. Many labels have adapted to survive, but the bottom falling out certainly changed how indie bands conduct themselves. Bands are … Continue reading Let’s get digital: The DROiDS are a band built for the net

The Department of Finance’s dystopian dream

The Australian Department of Finance assists the Government on matters of financial policy. They are a crucial element in our nation's budget and financial reporting, as well as being involved in commercial and government services. What is really important, however, is the parallels between "The Department" and The Ministry of Truth, Aperture Science and Equilibrium's Grammaton Clerics. How … Continue reading The Department of Finance’s dystopian dream