Bloody Brisbane

Brisbane seems like a quaint unsuspecting town but we have a few gruesome stories and a quite bloody history up our sleeves. Brisbane’s Doctor Street Former German national Karl Kast blasted his way into Brisbane’s history by killing two doctors and injuring a third before blowing himself up in Wickham Terrace in 1955. Kast was …

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A Short History of Fake Blood

Blood is pretty much essential for a good horror movie — that mixture of chocolate sauce, hot water, corn syrup, red dye and a few secret chemicals to thicken the mixture. While the blood pumping through our veins remains the same, fake blood has undergone somewhat of a transfusion as technology progresses. ‘Kensington Gore’ was the original …

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Spooky Brisbane Stories

Brisbane may not been high on the list when you think about cities with supernatural sides, but there are still plenty of great ghosts stories about our city. The City Hall ghost There plenty of rumours about ghosts in Brisbane’s City Hall, but one in particular takes the cake. Since the 1950s council workers have …

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What’s your apocalypse plan?

Don’t we all know someone who has seriously considered a zombie apocalypse plan? (There’s definitely a few in The Edge office!) Clearly the recent throng of zombie films and movies are starting to get to some of us. And while we may laugh, the joke became less funny when it was found The Pentagon has …

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Destruction, reconstruction, and bakery treats.

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When you are the child of a telecommunications technician, you grow up around piles of decommissioned telephones, copper wire and sometimes entire telephone boxes (never police boxes, though, so my love of Doctor Who remains a mystery). Armed with a screwdriver (not sonic) I developed an interest in dismantling things – all things – and …

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SXSW – Opening Comments

SXSW Interactive

The Edge (or more specifically, me) went to South by South West (SXSW) Interactive this year. Held annually in Austin, Texas, it is the premier innovation in digital culture gig and a chance for tens of thousands to talk about their practises. If TED is the beauty pageant of ideas (not my words, they’re someone …

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Upcoming Events and Brain Leaks

D-Day is almost upon us with both a Clever Convention (11th March) and the first Hack-Your-Head (12 March) workshop approaching fast. Clever Convention promises to be very exciting as we have Dr. Sophie Billa coming in to talk about Neuroscience, brain structure and how disease and drugs effect the brain, while I’ll be rambling on …

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Interview with Bullhorn

This week Bullhorn joined Blueroom Productions for the next Project24recording. The band spoke with John from Project24 to give a little more info about who they are and what they do. Introduce your band, tell us how you met and who influences your sound? That’s a hard question considering we’re a nine piece band. I …

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Caffeinated Distraction

While doing a little research on the origins of the ‘Method of Loci’ I cam across some articles on caffeine versus brain performance, that I though were worth a read, seeing how the staff at the Edge (with a few exceptions) are all caffeine junkies…. Apparently there are optimal levels of caffeine intake which promote …

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Project24

John Skillington from Blueroom Productions has been spending some quality time with local bands, using the Auditrium as a space to record some of the live performances for Project24. To introduce you to John and to provide you with a little more info about the project I fired off some questions. These are the answers. …

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