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Australia’s arts and culture scene has a bike helmet problem

December 8th, 2010 41 Comments

Image from Gavin Anderson’s Flickr stream. Used under a creative commons license. Australia’s arts and culture scene is in the grip of a bike helmet problem. ARTS? Culture? Bike helmets? Let me backtrack a bit. Apparently the take-up rate for Melbourne’s casual bicycle sharing scheme has been uniquely woeful in the world. Bad. Dismal failure […]

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In Praise of Failure

January 25th, 2010 7 Comments

Success is overrated. Take risks, be experimental, try failing creatively. ONE of the things I’m hoping for more of in the arts this decade is failure. No, I’m not wishing that the nation’s artists and arts companies spend the coming years slipping into decline, bankruptcy and despair. I’m just hoping that they will find ways […]

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