More than a game for the League of Geeks

  by Kane Webb The independent games industry has been booming over the last 10 or so years. Yet its more modest origins go back to the early 1990s, when it was strictly PC oriented and distributed only via shareware.   With the evolution of gaming, however, came higher user expectations, and combined with the…

Pain is more complex than you might think

  by Bill Adamson Pain is useful. Pain is necessary for life. Pain is fatiguing. Pain is annoying. Pain is in your head. Pain can be emotional. Pain can be physical. Pain is misunderstood. Pain is fascinating. We, the collective we of science, have learnt more about pain in the last 20 years than in…

Harar: city of culture, coffee and kyat

  by Bill Adamson Harar, the ancient Muslim city, is different from anywhere else I’ve been in Ethiopia. I’ve been here for nearly a month and I’m feeling a little reflective. It’s old; you can feel its age everywhere you go. The Islamic-designed crumbling grey walls are set next to pink walls, which are next…

Hot Poppy

  by Meegan Waugh If there’s one thing that isn’t lacking in Melbourne, it’s great breakfasts. With this city’s brunch and coffee obsession, it seems like every week there’s another hot new place to get your Sunday morning fix. The one downside to the constant stream of shiny new venues is that it can be…