Book: unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity… and Why It Matters This is an unusual book: a Christian left his job to start up a research agency that would look at what people in America really think about Christianity. This book covers the results of a large-scale survey of the opinions that […]
DVD: Burn After Reading If you’re a fan of the Coen brothers, then you will already have the requisite tolerance for the kind of language and violence in this film, and can settle in to a comedy with a series of hard-to-like characters, all played by A-list stars, who interact in terrible ways, with an […]
An entire life story told in photos, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of an Olympus Camera. Has a music video sensibility about it. Not sure why they chose the exact story – it’s not a ringing endorsement of family life!
Map coffee. Quay St, Haymarket. Near the business campus of UTS, the indoor seating at the back of this deceptively spacious cafe is one of the few spots on campus where trees can be seen. With its high ceilings, and lots of natural light, this is a great place to catch up with someone, or […]
Slides with voiceover on twitter experiments – quite a lot of data here. Worth a look as you investigate commercial uses for twitter.
Karen linked, on twitter, to this NYT article – Lead Us to Tweet, and Forgive the Trespassers and thought I might be interested. The article poses the question “How can social media tools like twitter impact religious ceremonies for the better?” Various Christians have weighed in on this debate. One somewhat famous pastor has signed […]
Caffe di Gabriel coffee, 268B Cleveland St, Surry Hills. A truly small space: just big enough for the machine, grinder, some shelves, and a sink for washing up. It’s noisy here: there’s almost constant traffic, but the available seating (two milkcrates with cushions) suggests that takeaway coffees are the more popular option. Coffee is good: […]
Really thorough set of ideas on Audio Recording, and without a massive budget.
[ matt ] Benjamin Zander on music and passion a 20 minute TED video about classical music, and how to engage with people. Worth it for its insights into either.
DVD: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly I’d heard for quite a while that this is an amazing film, and, when I had some spare voucher money, I saw it for a great price and snapped it up. The film is the true story of French Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffers some kind of […]