Stories from All Subjects

When politicians become pundits

Former prime minister Tony Abbott’s weekend column in The Australian was a good example of professional politicians intervening in the public debate through guest punditry.

Putin, the Political Technologist

Political technology and media mythology - in the West we have come to call this phenomenon “post-truth” culture, and it is a technique mastered by the Trump campaign, Professor Brian McNair explains.

Will we soon be growing our own vegan leather at home?

QUT Design and SLQ have been growing vegan leather from kombucha tea since 2014 – and the results are promising.

Q and A with a start-up entrepreneur

In this No Walls Q&A we feature Brisbane based entrepreneur Darren Tonkin, who is the creator of Storyboard and the winner of the 2016 creative3 pitch.

Details in the Everyday

On the train coming to meet me for an interview, Tom Emmett stops momentarily at Taringa train station. He finds himself staring at the platform staircase, noticing how it curves inwards at an angle. He wonders why. Is it simply how the staircase is made? Does it make it easier for the way people step up or down? Or is it for rain water to run off? This anecdote demonstrates to me the way a design mind thinks, always looking at the small everyday details.

Connecting culture, customs and countries

The Colourise Festival fosters an Australian Indigenous voice that promotes creativity, or rather, 'CreActivity'. The festival connects culture, customs, countries, people, society and law of an ancient sovereign land. No Walls' Mia Finley spoke with Dr Christine Peacock about the festival.

The Creative Core that is Ludo Studio

Welcome to Ludo Studio, where creating an episode of a show in seven days; churning out ideas for comedies, animations and dramas; and juggling a number of creative roles is all part of the daily grind.

The Ins and Outs of Influencer Marketing

It’s a phenomenon of our generation to see everyday, normal, non-celebrities made famous through their social media identities. There’s usually a quality about them that drives their ‘Instafame’ – maybe they own a very cute French bulldog, they have an interest in yoga or they just lead a jet-setting life – and that helps them rack up their followers. Once they hit the 5000 follower mark they can be considered an influencer and start attracting the interest of marketers.

The Environment Embodied

No Walls’ Mia Finley met with Dr. Keith Armstrong to discuss his new media work and how it embodies a transdisciplinary approach to understanding our environmental, social and cultural ecologies. Armstrong’s creative work seeks to dissolve the boundaries between art, science and the environment.