Reading Project 2017 – Letters to a Young Writer #9

“Go to the library” and “Don’t be a dick!” are two of my favourite advice from Colum McCann‘s thoughtful book. This is not one of those books that give you technical know-how on what to write, how to create plots or writing exercises to get the creative juices going. It’s more like a literary journey…

Reading Project 2017 – Sapiens and Homo Deus #7 and #8

I’m doing a doubly whammy of a review this time – two HUGE books by the same author, Yuval Noah Harari. I first heard this amazing author (who’s also a historian) speaking on the radio about the future and how there will be two groups of human beings – the super elite and the useless…

Data Unleashed – The data we’ve always had

Last week I attended a workshop called Data Unleashed hosted by LINC Tasmania. As the name suggests, the session was about the data collected by and are readily available from LINC Tasmania and other libraries and government institutions. Speakers discussed their use of available data for research, work and creation of informational products. Three LINC…