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New Media

New Media

by / 15/10/07 / 1 Comment

The definition of new media according to PC Mag is: (1) The forms of communicating in the digital world, which includes electronic publishing on CD-ROM, DVD, digital television and, most significantly, the Internet. It implies the use of desktop and portable computers as well as wireless, hand held devices. Almost every company in the computer [...]

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts

by / 15/10/07 / No Comments

In the introduction to Visual Arts in the Orientation Issue of Salient earlier this year (to borrow a line from the classic anti-media film Network), I said that of each Thursday night, “as the Salient deadline approaches I will blow my brains out and leave a red smear all over this page. Red with oils, [...]

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The Invasion

The Invasion

by / 08/10/07 / No Comments

Directed by Dave Kajganich If you fall asleep they’ll get you. No, it’s not a production night at Salient, but The Invasion. There have been some great covert alien invasion movies; John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) and They Live (1988), The Arrival (1996), Invaders from Mars (1953 and 1986), The Puppet Masters (1994) and the [...]

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VUWSA Elections

VUWSA Elections

by / 08/10/07 / No Comments

By now most of us are relieved that the election is over, but the comments section of the Salient website still live on. New media like it has in recent years with elections around the world featured prominently in the recent VUWSA election. In the aftermath of the election I look at the use of [...]

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Personal Profile: Sandy Rodgers

Personal Profile: Sandy Rodgers

by / 08/10/07 / 1 Comment

Last Tuesday night, feeling burnt out from a long year (with writers block to boot), I wandered up the stairs at Motel bar to meet up with Sandy Rodgers, an up and coming local contemporary artist specialising in an interpretation of colonial era maps. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Fark

Fark

by / 01/10/07 / No Comments

www.fark.com Fark is the best place to find random and weird news stories on the net; it is where a lot of items from Salient’s Dub Dub Dub columns have come from this year. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Primary Products

Primary Products

by / 01/10/07 / No Comments

Primary Products is the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery with the purpose to help us reconnect to the fact that we are all consumers of timber. We are all aware of our agriculture industry but equally important to the history of New Zealand is forestry. Primary Products has key works from five New [...]

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This Is Not A Book

This Is Not A Book

by / 01/10/07 / No Comments

It looks like a book. The cover is hard-bound. There are lots of words inside and even a picture of a book on the front cover. But, as Descartes would say – it doesn’t think it’s a book, therefore it cannot be a book. Instead, it is a 160 page philosophical journey through epistemology; ethics [...]

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VUWSA Election Odds 2007

VUWSA Election Odds 2007

by / 24/09/07 / [ 3 Comments ]

Opinion by Nick Archer Well here it is: the Salient odds guide for the 2007 VUWSA election. By now you will be voting and remember upsets can happen and that’s when a smart bet can pay off. The Salient totalisator has come up with the following dividends for the VUWSA election races. Share on Facebook+1 [...]

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Facebook

Facebook

by / 24/09/07 / No Comments

www.facebook.com Last week MySpace joined the Baiji dolphin in extinction, once a popular social networking site, MySpace is now clung onto by a handful of musos, teenage girls and desperate tryhards who are trying to disprove its extinction. Meanwhile a Giant Moa and Tasmanian Tiger were recently both spotted south of Timbucktu during the last [...]

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