Month: June 2015

Australia's Kyah Simon is embraced by teammates Katrina Gorry, left, and Samantha Kerr as they celebrate her goal against Brazil during second-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

The Matildas make history

While the majority of Australian’s slept Monday night, the Matildas, Australia’s national soccer team, made history by advancing to the quarter finals of the 2015 FIFA World Cup. This is the first time an Australian senior soccer side has won a knockout game in a world cup. With the team.

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A still from ‘Clouds over Sidra’.

Beyond Entertainment: Virtual Reality as an Empathy Machine

The idea that we could transcend our own reality and enter into another has tantalised us since the glitchy infancy of Virtual Reality, in the late 80s. Back then, clunky visuals obstructed our vision of what could be. Today, audiences are able to enjoy the immersive and transportive experience imagined.

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Ten Trailblazing Female Country Artists

Recently, Keith Hill, a consultant to 300 country radio stations, said that if stations wanted more ratings then they should stop playing so many female artists. Of course this sparked outrage and female artists like Miranda Lambert hit back over Twitter. Clearly the discriminative ‘boys club’ culture still exists in this.

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