Posts tagged Review
Virtual Reality Cinema

Only holding eight viewing seats at the moment, Michael clearly envisions the future of VR to be very personal. Forfeiting your sight and hearing to transport your mind to another world could feel like an intensely voyeuristic experience, where you disconnect from your body entirely, but this is not the case here. Despite a partnership with the Melbourne Fringe Festival I was privy to a private ‘screening’ - seemingly not a rare occurrence, but very pleasant when hearing any rare movement can reassert an awareness of your blindness and disconnectedness.

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'Future of the Written Word'

Hosted in the Deakin Edge theatre the ‘Future of the Written’ word discussion cut a dark and gloomy train of thought through the Melbourne Writers Festival; designed to celebrate the potential directions and forces pushing the writing sphere. Opening with marketing experts Adam Pugh and Ben Birchall we mourned the written word as falling into disrepair and disregard. A desire for content munching and clicks having relegated it to a functional role easily replaceable by the cacophony of other stories and advertising we are expected to consume and connect with.

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PACmen Review

While documenting this hype and excitement Walker’s film is at its strongest, charting events and introducing an array of volunteers and PAC employees. Their interactions feel natural and Walker’s presence unobtrusive, it is a testimony to his fly-on-the-wall camera work that this time spent feels genuinely exciting (and some clever editing inserts some uncertainty sans-voiceover). Unfortunately Carson’s tale does not end climactically, and the slow burn of his campaign into obscurity largely matches the liveliness of the documentary.

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JournalismAlex DurrantReview