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When you wish upon a star… called Ted.

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Early last year I think I referenced in a post James Nachtwey’s Ted Prize ‘wish to change the world’. Well, this Friday that wish will be given a global launch from NY to London to Sydney and Montevideo and lots of other places! But because I’m in dear old provincial Canberra, I’ll be watching it online. Here is a link with the date of the breaking story (visit this on Friday! Actually maybe Saturday for us Antipodeans??):

I must say I’m a little intrigued as to what the story is…… Cos let’s face it, we live in a world where there are too many stories that the world needs to know about. It’s unfortunate that we ignore a lot of them. The video by the way, is worth the watch. Very dignified indeed and it’ll be interesting to see how digital technology (ie. blogs like this) helps this to proliferate.

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September 30, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Artist Watch: Bindi Cole

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She’s the next Tracey Moffatt I reckon! I met Bindi recently at the ANU Photographies Conference where we chatted a little about ‘making good’ in a very competitive industry. Seems to me that she’s on track with some interesting commentary on what it means to be Aboriginal. This show “Post Us” follows her recent “Not really Aboriginal” exhibition shown at both the CCP and as part of the Next Wave Festival. If you’re in Melbourne, check out her upcoming exhibition at Boscia Galleries in Flinders Lane:

Vegemite Kid by Bindi Cole

Otherwise you can also look at some of Bindi’s more commercial work on her Flickr site.

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September 9, 2008 at 8:43 pm