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Video Game Dreamtime

Friday November 27, 2015

Forget Fallout: in Virtual Meanjin, players are transported 300 years into the past, to explore Brisbane before white settlement.

Help the world's first robot rock band find a singer, remain independent and enslave us all.

The Strange Sight of GPS Map Art

Thursday November 12, 2015

Art and sport don’t always play nice, but the strange pastime of ‘Strava art’ – where runners and cyclists create images on maps – is a clear exception.

Enter the kitsch fantasy world of Roger Dean: the artist who gave prog-rock its surrealist vision.

The Homeless Piano Tuner

Thursday November 05, 2015

This homeless piano tuner will make you want to quit your day job – and maybe even move out of your home.

The Artist Turning Books into Bodies

Wednesday November 04, 2015

Artist Lisa Nilsson dissects books and turns them into minutely detailed cross-sections of the human body.

The Church of Basketball

Sunday November 01, 2015

We're pretty sure these stained glass basketball boards aren't regulation. But they sure look pretty.

Landfill Landscapes

Wednesday October 21, 2015

From a distance, Yao Lu’s photos seem like traditional Chinese landscape paintings. But look closer: his ‘mountains’ and ‘waterfalls’ are actually hills of garbage draped in green mesh.

Soul singer Leon Bridges has just announced a second Melbourne show for his summer tour – and we’ve got tix to give away! We also spoke to him about high-waisted pants, discovering soul music, and kangaroos.

U.S. soul singer Leon Bridges is coming to Australia! He’s playing shows in Sydney and Melbourne (presented by yours truly) – and we’ve got tickets to give away.

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