Author: Craig

  • Time and nature: an exploration of Maria Island

    Time and nature: an exploration of Maria Island

    On a severe Wednesday morning, we embarked on an expedition to Maria Island, situated off the east coast of Tasmania. The ferry from Triabunna was conspicuously devoid of visitors, save for us and a couple of scruffy rangers, setting the stage for an intimate and undisturbed exploration of this historically dark and ecologically profuse island.…

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  • Through contrasts: A motorcycle journey to Kosciuszko

    Through contrasts: A motorcycle journey to Kosciuszko

    Sometimes, the best motorcycle journeys aren’t just about riding, as fun as this is. They’re about contrasts, surprises, and moments that stick with you long after the engine has cooled down. My recent four-day trip from Melbourne’s Fitzroy to Kosciuszko National Park ticks these boxes. I began the first leg of my journey with a…

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  • The Road to Patagonia (movie review)

    The Road to Patagonia (movie review)

    “The Road to Patagonia” is a travel documentary that follows Melbourne dude Matty Hannon on his journey by motorbike and horse to surf the west coast of the Americas. The film explores themes of love, life, and environmental consciousness as Hannon’s journey intersects with the life of Heather Hillier, a permaculture farmer who becomes his…

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  • Wild rides through Victoria

    Wild rides through Victoria

    The thrum of my Suzuki V-Strom 1000 was a familiar sound as I pulled out of Fitzroy, Melbourne, ready for adventure. Marysville was the first stop, easing me into the journey with its charm and hint of the tougher terrain to come. But even here, the air carried a sense of change, of leaving the…

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  • The night falls in the evening lands, the Assange epic conference (review)

    The night falls in the evening lands, the Assange epic conference (review)

    Today, I attended an excellent, uplifting and informative conference. The Night Falls in the Evening Lands, The Assange Epic conference, held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, focused on the plight of Julian Assange and issues related to human rights, freedom of the press, and international law. The main topics…

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  • 5 politcal aspects of AI

    5 politcal aspects of AI

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has significant political implications, which can be categorised into key aspects: 1: AI and Democracy: AI has the potential to reshape democratic processes. For instance, AI tools can generate political campaign contributions autonomously, and AI-generated opinions could influence political preferences. However, there are concerns about the impact of AI on democratic values,…

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