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What is the Internet Made of?

Sunday April 22, 2018

In an age of instantaneous data transfers, the cloud and handheld magic devices, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that the internet is nothing but a glorified assortment of wires and cables strung loosely across the globe.

Thanks to the clever folk at Gin and Apathy, we've got a handsome bamboo kit of The Tote hotel to give away. 

And it’s nearly 100 years old.

What happens when an American photographer meets a 34th-generation samurai? These photos of a modern-day community keeping an 800-year-old tradition alive, that’s what.

Goodbye, Ray Gascoigne

Wednesday April 18, 2018

We’re very sad to hear that bottled shipbuilder Ray Gascoigne has passed away. To mark the loss, we’re revisiting the short film we made about him back in 2013.

Usually it’s a bad sign when fungus starts growing inside your house… 

Censorship's nothing new... but how do you manage to get an instrumental piece of music banned? Just ask the iconoclastic Link Wray.

Visiting these Minecraft models of secret underground bunkers designed to protect US and Russian leaders during a nuclear war is fun… and also kind of disturbing.

Filming a day in the life of someone like Elise Cameron-Smith, who manages to pack about 36 hours worth of activity into less than 24, was always going to be a fun ride.

‘Look What We Made’ is Out Now

Thursday April 12, 2018

Meet the new generation of Australian makers with a new book from the folk behind Smith Journal and frankie.