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ART vs SCIENCE

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By Marty Silk in New Music on Monday 1 September 2008

A band that formed based on what should’ve been an empty promise, rehearsing at ridiculous hours of the night, unsigned, without an EP, describing their genre as Raverocktroscolotsastuff (a combination of rave, rock, electro, disco, and lots-a-stuff), have skyrocketed to the top of charts, winning Australian youth radio network Triple J’s unearthed, playing at Splendour in the Grass and now getting ready to rock out at Parklife, Meet ART vs SCIENCE.

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Flash Mobs equals frozen conformity

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By Marty Silk in New Trends on Thursday 26 June 2008

In a world steered by trends, it’s easy for individuals to be consumed by the norm. But there are few creative groups pioneering a new style of non-conformist mobilization. They are known as a ‘flash mobbers’. A flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public space, perform an unusual action (usually freezing in motion) for a brief time, and then quickly disperse.

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The commuting canvas

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By Marty Silk in Cool Travel on Tuesday 22 April 2008

You don’t have to venture far in Bangladesh to encounter a rickshaw, the nation’s most popular means of transport.

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