You wouldn’t use the riff from ‘Slice of Heaven’ to spruik your products without permission, so why is visual art any different? Catherine Jeffcoat looks at a recent initiative to let street artists know about their copyright protections and comes up with some useful tips for the communications profession. Published in The Spinoff.
In Wellington there exists a not-so-secret society of film lovers, who congregate every Monday night from March to November at the temple of cinema that is the Embassy. We worship at the silver screen: art-house, international, classic, and occasionally cult cinema. Founded in 1946, I remember my father going off to his Film Society eveningContinue reading “In the beginning… there was Film Society”
Why we need to pay for a free press.
This is a time of milestones, so naturally I’m feeling a wee bit reflective. I turned 45 yesterday. This week is also the 20th anniversary of beginning my first full-time professional job, as a baby researcher fresh out of library school, at Ernst & Young in Auckland. I’ve spent the last two weeks contemplating aContinue reading “Today is the first day of the rest of my life”
All the scorecards being put out by our emerging election watchdogs – piece for The Spinoff
A package of material put together to mark the Sustainable Business Council’s 20th anniversary in August 2019.
Don’t talk to me in that tone of voice! How many of you heard that reproach growing up. Sullen teenagers, you tried to stick up for your rights, object when some injustice was being forced upon you, or just emit a barbaric yawp when you felt your opinion or feelings weren’t being heard. But theContinue reading “We need to talk about racism – and if not now, when?”
Yes, it is possible to forget fear and take real action against climate change – opinion piece for Stuff
We all know that feeling. It starts maybe on the Saturday afternoon or the Sunday morning at the end of a holiday. At an unfeasibly early hour on Monday, the alarm is going to go off, summoning us back to our routine, which probably involves hours at a desk. And no matter what your job,Continue reading “Why I’m happy to go back to work”
Sounds like Eight-Legged Freaks, right? Don’t worry, no spiders here. Over New Year’s I was hanging out with my three favourite movie buddies, and we were comparing notes on how many movies we had watched. I must be a rank amateur because I couldn’t count them up. So I’ve just started using Letterboxd to logContinue reading “The hairy-legged movie watcher”