We all know bowerbirds. We learned about them as children in school—fascinated by their apparent obsession with blue objects and endeared by their decorating proficiency.
Working in a bookstore, there usually isn’t a lot of drama that you wouldn’t normally find in a retail environment. The online book community are a completely different story but the job is customer service – there’s not a lot of gossip.
When I first came across this philosophy, I immediately wanted to try it because it focuses on creating pleasure, connection or progress through free or cheap means, and encourages time spent in the real world rather than online.
Music is universal, but there are cockheads wherever you go, saying what you can and can’t do, what you can and can’t listen to.
The Oulipo was founded by Raymond Queneau, a former surrealist. Inspired by both historical constraint techniques, and avant-garde mathematician group Bourbaki, Queneau started the Oulipo.
Research in the neuroscience has identified a crucial reason why certain memories are kept by our brains; reward-motivated memory encoding.
Though hundreds of species of velvet worm are found across the globe, Australia boasts the highest number at 74—and it’s rising. They're possibly our most interesting and most ignored animal.
Pornography is content that has been created with the intent to turn you on. And the internet is full of it.
You’re probably most familiar with Surrealism as a visual art medium. The name Salvador Dalí comes to mind, as does his most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory: clocks draped over trees, edges and indistinct objects.
Instagram accounts I follow reported their utter hatred for their five desktop Ticketek waiting screens, that seem to show no signs of refreshing. Two girls in the changeroom beside me discussed the dilemma of having to sell one of their tickets.