Welcome to Summer Everyone! And a nice hot day for BBQ Day too...
Ummm, however... things are pretty bad at Bastion Point, and for Mallacoota and Victorian coastal management as we know it. The dozers have rolled in, and destruction has begun. We speak with Simon Branigan from the Victorian National Parks Association about how the Mallacootians are travelling, the valiant efforts of the opponents in stopping the destruction, and what's in store over the weeks and months ahead. 

You may recall that in Port Phillip Bay we have our own species of Dolphins. Dr Kate Charlton-Robb found that out and she has been looking at their relatives up and down the coast. Did you know we have Dolphins in Gippsland Lakes? I bet you can't guess how related they are the Port Phillip Bay ones? Wait and hear...

Over the next week, the world's top sailors will be in Melbourne for the second leg of the ISAF World Cup in Sandringham. This is Australia's premier Olympic class sailing event and will feature more than 440 sailing athletes from 22 countries, including Olympians as well as many local sailors competing for championship points and sailing honours. Olympic Gold Medallist and the recently announced Rolex World Sailor of the Year Matt Belcher joins us to talk about this leg of the World Cup, what the title of World Sailor of the Year means, and his experiences in winning Olympic Gold on the water.

Direct download: Radio-Marinara-20131201.mp3
Category:Radio Marinara -- posted at: 10:42am AEDT

This week on the Breakfasters, Ginger Briggs reviews Karl Ove Knausgaards's book "A Death in the Family". Kon Karapanagiotidis is in with public affairs. We drop in to Dave's Shed with Dave Lawson, and Stephen Downes talks about the Melbourne police strike and riot s of 1923.

Direct download: breakfasters-20131129.mp3
Category:Breakfasters -- posted at: 7:52pm AEDT

Zero G #952

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan. This week: we crack the spines on some good books; boot up Jarvis with the Iron Man Manual collector book; follow Walter White further into the darkness; sync up with the world for Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor, and more!

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Direct download: Zero-G-20131125.mp3
Category:Zero G -- posted at: 4:47pm AEDT

>last show for 2013

TOP TEN PROJECTS over the last 12 months (or so...) 

above: Prince Alfred Park Pool by Neeson Murcutt. Photographer: Brett Boardman

1     Prince Alfred Park Pool, Neeson Murcutt
2     McIntyre Drive Social Housing, MGS Architects
3     James Russell: Bisley Place House
4     Waterloo Youth Family Community Centre, Collins & Turner with City of Sydney
5     Translational Research Institute, Wilson Architects + Donovan Hill
6     Australian Gardens, TCL and Paul Thompson 
7     Museo Jumex, Mexico City, David Chipperfield
8     West Kimberley Regional Prison, TAG &  IPH

9     SAHMRI, Adelaide, Woods Bagot
10   Croft House, Victoria, James Stockwell


Also, Stuart discusses Mexican Architecture following recent trip

Direct download: The-Architects-20131126.mp3
Category:The Architects -- posted at: 4:15pm AEDT

On this week's Byte:

  • News
  • Guest:
  • Warren and Lachlan discuss the Internet of Things, and how things are increasingly connected in the home.
    • Will we start installing RFIDs into our bodies? Or is it not necesary now that we have smartphones?
    • From programmable Christmas lights, to thermostats that know when you're home, to doors you can unlock remotely to let deliveries in and lights that turn off when the garage closes, the home is getting more automated by the day. And after the lacklustre perofrmance of the Internet Fridge, are connected kitchens finally getting traction?
    • Would you be comfortable with an app that monitors your baby's crying? It activates audio to calm the baby (a song, or a recording of your voice) and sends a text if the baby doesn't calm down...
    • And then, of course, there are the multitude of options for those of us who want to get fit...
  • Light News:
    • There has been a development in dog-activated appliances - for guide dogs (before you get excited and put Rover to work in the laundry...)
    • Fujitsu and the Japanese National Institute for Informatics are developing an AI unit that can get into University - now that's Artificial Intelligence (sorry, had to be done).
  • Events and Opportunities
    • TedX Melbourne - "Unseen is not Necessarily Unknown" - December 3, Melbourne Recital Centre.
    • PauseFest 2014 - exploring digital culture - February 13-16, 2014, Federation Square (Early bird tickets available until December 6!).
    • 3D Printing Workshop - December 3 - Testing Grounds

Presented by Warren Davies and Lachlan Simpson.

Direct download: Byte-Into-IT-20131127.mp3
Category:Byte Into It -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT

Show 395: 18th November 2013: Alan Pert - director of Nord Architects (Northern Office of Research and Design) and also Director of the Melbourne School of Design at Melb Uni. 

NORD's Shingle House 2010


   NORD's Bell-Simpson House


 NORD's Shingle House 2010



  • More art to check out: Melbourne Now – the NGV’s big summer show of local artists – is opening next week, and you can see lots of work coming together in the public spaces. MCR have started building their Community Hall under the water wall today, Phooey have been building a Trugo game, which you can spot through the window. And I’m building a big dome out of IKEA rubbish bins, come down and say hello as we finish it off.
  • MADA Graduate show: Industrial Design, Interior Arch, Fine Art and Visual Artd, Comunications. Opens this Thurs 21st Nov 6pm at Monash Uni Art and Design Complex.
  • Architeam Awards 2013 – This Thurs 21st Nov, 6pm at No Vacancy Gallery, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, QV.
  • James Stockwell’s Croft House on the Sandcastle’s TV show, tomorrow night, 10pm on 7Two 


Direct download: The-Architects-20131119.mp3
Category:The Architects -- posted at: 9:08am AEDT

TONIGHT we will be speaking with Millie Cattlin and Joseph Norster from ‘These are THE PROJECTS we do together’.  http://www.theprojects.com.au/

Testing Grounds

Testing Grounds

  • Habitech Systems – experts in sustainable building – are having an open day this Saturday the 16th – Chris Barnett has created a modular panel display home, demonstrating a radical new way of building that’s incredibly green and efficient. 11am to 4pm, Corner Melville and Church St, Hawthorn http://www.habitechsystems.com.au/
  • Lucy Humphrey’s ‘Horizon’, as part of Sculptures by the Sea in Sydney, is a 1.5m diameter acrylic sphere filled with water which inverts the view through it. Beautiful project, something to check out in Sydney. http://m.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/lucy-humphreys-twotonne-waterfilled-sculpture-turns-horizon-on-its-head-20131106-2x0br.html
  • More art to check out: Melbourne Now – the NGV’s big summer show of local artists – is opening next week, and you can see lots of work coming together in the public spaces. MCR have started building their Community Hall under the water wall today, Phooey have been building a Trugo game, which you can spot through the window. And I’m building a big dome out of IKEA rubbish bins, come down and say hello as we finish it off.
  • Melbourne Architours are hosting a tour of South Yarra, focusing on “the architecture, urban design, topography and local history of this rich part of the city”. Run by Andy Fergus, one of my students at Melbourne, a sharp guy. This Saturday from 10am http://http://www.architours.com.au/upcoming-tours/
  • RMIT ARCHITECTURE Major Project Exhibition opening this Friday 15th, Design Hub, 150 Victoria Street, Carlton,  Project Room 1, Level 2, 6pm start
  • RMIT Architecture Bachelors and Masters Exhibition opening tomorrow night at 6.30pm (wed 13th), Level 6, RMIT Design Hub.
Direct download: The-Architects-20131112.mp3
Category:The Architects -- posted at: 8:53am AEDT

Dr Shane, Dr Dyani, and Dr Adam discuss humpback whale song, panspermia, a genus of bacteria that survives clean-rooms, chimeras and other ways to have different chromosomes in a single person, and current issues in science reporting.

For more information visit us at: http://einsteinagogo.net/

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20131124.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 3:00am AEDT

A very busy show today, and we started off talking to Rosemary Stanton about the US FDA's recent decision to tighten controls on transfats in US food. Rosemary ran us through what a transfat actually is, why it's not great for you, and the ongoing dialogue with the Australian food industry regarding our own lack of regulation of transfats in processed food.

Rasha Tayer, who has just produced a new short film called The Growing Food Project, then joined us in the studio. The film urges us to consider ways to de-centralise and increase resiliance of our food supply, and as Rasha notes there are many easy ways we can contribute as individuals; we just need to know what to do! The film is screening again this Saturday at the NGV, you can learn more and see all the screening times at www.growingfoodproject.org.

We continued our fairly political show with Federal Greens MP Adam Bandt. We spoke at length about the proposed sale of Graincorp, and the reason why The Greens (and many farming communities) are opposing the sale. We also talked about the proposed Trans Pacific Protocol, which is being negotiated in secret and may have far-reaching effects on our ability to regulate local industry.

Last up on today's show The Point's Executive Chef Justin Wise made the trip to East Brunswick to talk about fine dining, or more specifically the ongoing rumours of its imminent demise. We spoke about the traditional fine diner vs the current trend for more casual street food eateries (or as Justin called them, "glorified junk food"), and how we actually define fine dining in 2013.

Direct download: Eat-It-20131124.mp3
Category:Eat It! -- posted at: 5:14pm AEDT

MAGNIFICENT MARINE MEGAFAUNA! We speak with Sydney Author John Newton about 'A Savage History', is a new book by Sydney author John Newton about the history of whaling of whales in the Pacific and Southern Oceans through the 18th century through to the present day. Then Sea Shepherd joins us to talk about their fundraising family day at Williamstown’s Seaworks Maritime Precinct, part of a national fundraising tour for our Antarctic whale defence campaign. Then we'll replay Bron's July interview with Film Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite about her powerful and moving documentary Blackfish, publicly released this week, about the movie, the people, the orcas, and the often devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.

Direct download: Radio-Marinara-24Nov2013.mp3
Category:Radio Marinara -- posted at: 12:03pm AEDT

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How do arts, culture, science and design inform our everyday experiences in the world? Exploring the possible intersections of seemingly parallel lines through interviews, talk and a regular music segment each week.
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The team continues the great Marinara tradition of bringing you a quirky but informative look at all that is marine. Get to know all things wet and salty.
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Radio Therapy

Explores the lighter, more eccentric side of medicine. A team of irreverent doctors lampoon sacred medical cows, and shed light on a range of medical and psychiatric conditions with special guests from around Australia and the globe.
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