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Published 26 Apr 2016



    Energy is matter, and matter is energy. It surrounds us, fuelling our bodies and the world. Atoms vibrate. Waves crash. Sounds bounce off walls. You stand up and walk out the door. In this exciting new issue we look to different kinds of energy: from the emotional to the social, the artistic to the scientific, the factual to the purely outlandish and speculative, and more...

  • Need energy? Let's talk biofuels

    In the most general sense, any non-fossilised organic matter (biomass) that is used by humans as a source of energy for external ‘work’ (beyond food that is) can be referred to as a biofuel. In virtually any situation where a source of fuel is needed, there is a biofuel that could do the job. Richard Bawden reports on an energy solution you've never heard of. Read.

  • The energy of social media

    Social media has begun to frighten me. Songwriter Huckleberry Hastings talks candidly about his changing relationship to the online world. Read.

  • The energy of an empty cinema

    There’s something at the cinema after films play that hangs about waiting to be watched. Lily Golightly discusses the curious energy of film. Read.

  • Energy = a miasma of coal & carbon

    Last year’s exhibition at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates Australian fossil fuel with its Einsteinian message, relatively speaking: Energy = A Miasma of Coal & Carbon. Oliver Freeman takes a trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art and sees a different kind of exhibition than what's on show... Read.

  • Black-out

    When I first moved to France I didn’t know that it is a powerhouse of nuclear energy. With 56 nuclear reactors scattered throughout the country and 78% of France’s electricity production deriving from this source, it is the largest producer of nuclear in the world after the US. Ella Skilbeck-Porter interviews two artists dealing with themes of a Nuclear France in their work. Read.

  • What a fracking dilemma

    In the US alone, oil and gas wells produce at least 9 billion litres of contaminated water per day (that’s equivalent to 3600 Olympic sized swimming pools). Selina Haefeli explores the implications of fracking. Read.




  • Motel by Craig McGregor

    Prize-winning journalist, academic, novelist, poet and cultural critic, Craig McGregor is one of the most perceptive writers on modern Australian life. Malcolm Skilbeck reviews his latest book. Read.

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