Deus ex

  Ghosts are in the news. In fact ghost stories are such good news that the tabloids average one a week: from being to blame for the poor performance of English cricketers, to brutally attacking intrepid journalists. Colin Wilson, vice-president of the Ghost Club Society, knows ghosts are real because he has spoken to one. …

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Are There Ghosts in Space?

You might laugh at the idea of ghosts in space and the world of theories about non-Earthly beings floating around our universe. But this time the conspiracy theorists might be right as a few happy snaps of the universe show some freaky and supernatural things… If evidence was ever needed of ghosts and strange beings …

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The Sound of Horror

Perhaps the most well-known and gut wrenching sound in horror films belongs to the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho Who can forget the high pitch, piercing violins from composer Bernard Herrmann that cut through with a violent, sickening metallic sound. Visually the scene is brilliant, but what sticks in your head more: the shower …

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Triggering Real World Events in Minecraft

Hi guys, my name is Brendan and I’m the new Fabrication Catalyst at the Edge. Whilst I’m heavily into Fabrication of any form, be it 3D printing, cnc milling or many other forms of making, I really dig projects that bridge the digital-physical divide. I’d like to share a great one for you — If …

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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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