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.
The #UOWLostChildren event held on Monday 27 this week, was an event dreamt up by UOW Amnesty International Club President Maddie Burkitt, and myself. We partnered with I Am A Boat Person, a Sydney-based refugee advocacy charity founded and run by young Shire residents, to bring Amnesty International Australia’s #LostChildren.
As tensions escalate within the Manus Island Detention centre following the ongoing hunger strikes, it has been reported that four men have been escorted to the highly notorious “Chauka” solitary confinement unit on Saturday. Two of the men who have made a visit for the second time since July claim.