Australian Cigarette Advertising and its Semiotic Nemesis: Health

A look at how the cigarette industry kickstarted modern advertising, and its impact upon Australian culture and health. Its semiotics. Counter responses from Government and health agencies, and the sustained market share of Big Tobacco in the absence of traditional … Continue reading

Creating Cities – Marcus Westbury’s discovered what’s pozible

Marcus Westbury, perennial media and arts commentator, festival founder, and renewer of crumbling, unloved shopfronts and streets, has hit the ground running with a pozible campaign to fund the creation of a proposed book, ‘Creating Cities’. Such is the strength … Continue reading

Modernity & the Breaking of Expectation in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

‘The project of modernity formulated in the 18th century by the philosophers of the Enlightenment consisted in their efforts to develop objective science, universal morality and law, and autonomous art according to their inner logic. At the same time, this … Continue reading

The Weatherman hits $72,500 – We Have a Show!

It is with sheer excitement and a bouquet of gratitude that I can say The Weatherman, a comedy concept pilot from Dark Heart Productions, has hit its target of $72,500 and is heading into production. This follows from its screening at … Continue reading