Zero G #913 FIRE TORPODOS!

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan. This week: we hear from Erin Joyce about Melbourne's Kryal Castle, take a look at new series The Last Resort, and farewell Richard Briers, and more!

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Direct download: Zero-G-20130225.mp3
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In our first podcast for 2013, Ben Schokman and Rachel Ball reflect on the first few months of the year for human rights, including the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill, recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia's First Peoples, human rights in Sri Lanka and Australia's position, and funding cuts to Legal Aid. Our guests for the program are Serena Lilywhite from Oxfam Australia to talk about business and human rights (and taxation!), and we catch up with Anna Brown on the No To Homophobia campaign and the role that sport plays in promoting human rights.

Direct download: Right-Now-Radio-20130228.mp3
Category:Right Now Radio -- posted at: 9:23am AEDT

Plato's Cave - 25 February 2013

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, Amour and Beauty (DVD) are reviewed by Josh Nelson, Thomas Caldwell and Tara Judah.

Direct download: Platos-Cave-2013-02-25.mp3
Category:Plato's Cave -- posted at: 1:38pm AEDT

Dr Shane, Dr Dyani, Dr Adam, Dr Chromo and special guest Dirty Deeds Laurel,

This weeks news, Organic Vs Conventional Tomatoes, How plants attract insects, Who wrote William Shakespeare? Author recognition of text, The full cost of Fertilizer. Nitrogen in your tires?

Special Guest:Professor Nick Hoogenraag Executive Director, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science talks about mitochondrial biogenesis.

Dr Dirty Deeds Laurel and Dr Shane talk about the Wollemi Pine

Dr Chromo, The origin of complex life in only 6 minutes!

Direct download: Einstein_a_Go_Go_-_24th_Febuary_2013.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 12:14am AEDT

Sir Peter Cook of Archigram and CRAB studio joins us in the studio

 

Highlights from the Sustainable Living Fesitval

·           Edible islands, from Melbourne – design

·           Better Block - Andrew Howard, out of the states - activation

·           One Planet Living, out of UK http://www.oneplanetliving.net - policy

·           Other great events, check website - http://www.festival.slf.org.au

EVENTS

·       FINAL WEEK : SHANNON McGRATH + MELISSA POWELL - Anita Traverso Gallery, 7 Albert Street, Richmond

Direct download: The-Architects-20130219.mp3
Category:The Architects -- posted at: 3:38pm AEDT

Sue Penniciuk, Greens MP and upper house Member for Southern Metropolitan joins us to talk about her reaction to the announcement that the Bastion Point breakwall will go ahead, and what she believes should happen from here.

Hannah Acaro from Seanet talks about her group's current sustainable fishing related projects, including an upcoming beach cleanup day that some local fishers are organising, and a new code of practice under construction.

And in this current season of sustainable festivities, Hilary McNevin joins us to talk about some of the great sustainable seafood events on in and around town over the next few weeks.

Direct download: Radio-Marinara-20130224.mp3
Category:Radio Marinara -- posted at: 11:32am AEDT

Plato's Cave - 18 February 2013

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (DVD), West of Memphis and Anna Karenina are reviewed by Tara Judah, Thomas Caldwell and Josh Nelson.

Direct download: Platos-Cave-2013-02-18.mp3
Category:Plato's Cave -- posted at: 12:23pm AEDT

On this week's Byte:

  • News
    • Electronic Frontiers Australia has launched their "Citizens, Not Suspects" campaign, as a reaction to several government proposals - including mandatory data retention, making refusal to provide your passwords to authorities a criminal offence, and giving ASIO power to add, modify or delete any files on any computer. Scary stuff.
    • Malcolm Turnbull spoke at KickStarter in Sydney this week, attacking the assembled journalists for their coverage of the NBN. See the live blog here.
    • The World Intellectual Property Organisation is being presented with a proprosal to allow the creation of texts for visually impaired persons - the first time the WIPO has considered the rights of someone other than the copyright holders.
    • Researchers have found a cheaper and more effective way of producing graphene, the atom-thin graphite product which can be used as a supercapacitor, opening the way for lighter rechargable batteries which hold more capacity, and can recharge in much shorter times.
    • LibreOffice 4.0 has been released, with a whole bunch of new features including content management system and online storage communications via CMIS, Firefox persona styling, a remote control capacity for the Impress presentation tool using the Android app, and compatibity with more porprietary file formats.
    • Digital is the future of broadcast radio, but community digital radio is under threat! Federal government funding cuts mean that community radio may not be able to continue broadcasting in digital. Support the fight to keep community digital radio alive here.
    • The results of the 2012 Liberated Pixel Cup have been announced. Winners include Lurking Patrol Comrades, Big Island, and Castle Defense.
  • Interviews:
    • Josh Kinal joins the Byte team for a wrap-up of Webstock in Wellington.Check out the Twitter discussion it created here, and and Josh's rundown of the whole thing here
    • Dan Goldingdrops in to talk games:
      • Dan and Mike went to Sydney to play the first four hours of Bioshock Infinite - themes included the Chicago World's Fair, the Wounded Knee massacre and the Boxer Rebellion - but how should games deal with actual historical events and themes? And does Bioshock succeed?
      • PS: Dan got the high score on Ski Safari at last week's Indie Allsorts at Fed Square!
  • Events:
    • Free Software Melbourne is holding a games night this Thursday, February 21 at VPAC head office, Level , RMIT Building 91, 110 Victoria St, Carlton at 6pm.
    • Registrations for the International Women's Hackathon 2013 close Wednesday, with the whole thing kicking off this Friday Feburary 22, 4pm and the University of Melbourne.

Presented by Vanessa Toholka, Ben Finney, and Mike Bantick.

Direct download: Byte-Into-It-20130220.mp3
Category:Byte Into It -- posted at: 11:04pm AEDT

This week on Radiotherapy we hear about the ethical obligations associated with working as a GP, get some tips to cope with sleep deprivation, learn about Cyberchondriasis, and look at how mental illness is portrayed in the film Silver Linings Playbook.

Direct download: Radiotherapy-20120217.mp3
Category:Radio Therapy -- posted at: 12:12pm AEDT

Zero G #912 WHEN PODDY COMES MARCHING HOME

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical. Movies, television, theatre, events, books, comics, people and other Things, toys and...mathoms!

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Direct download: Zero-G-20130218.mp3
Category:Zero G -- posted at: 11:31am AEDT



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