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Christian Haines, a sonic arts lecturer at the University of Adelaide, has once again taken part in the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Working with The Electric Canvas, Haines has been responsible for creating the soundtrack that accompanies the Parade of Light show on the Mitchell Building, called ‘Roll Up, Roll Up!’

Inspired by circus posters and photographs from the National Fairground Archive, Roll Up, Roll Up! honours the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in SA and celebrates the accomplishments of Adelaide born suffrage pioneer, Muriel Matters.

We chatted to Christian Haines about his involvement in this project. (more…)

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Here’s to strong women,
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.

Today, we salute some of the brilliant minds we have been lucky enough to work with on our MOOCs. We are proud to have such a strong representation of women.

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #pushforprogress. A call for everyone to think, act and be gender inclusive.

We have profiled some of the inspirational women behind our MOOCs, highlighting their expertise across a wide range of areas, including science, health, professions and arts.

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Thoughts On Love

Have you ever seen two people fall in love and been baffled as to why?

What is most important in a relationship? Is it passion or compatibility? Or romance or stability?

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we grabbed some snippets from our Shakespeare Matters MOOC discussion forum. Our learners considered these questions, and shared their experiences and views on love.

Whether you’re a cynic, a hopeless romantic or are still undecided about this crazy little thing called love, some say there’s one thing that reigns true; love is what gives life purpose.   (more…)

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Sonic arts is a fairly new field so it has a lot of potential for development and providing opportunities for those who want to pursue it as a hobby or profession. With the upcoming re-release of the AdelaideX Music Technology Fundamentals online course, we chatted to Christian Haines, an Electronic Music Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. […]

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Earlier this month, Dr Sebastian Tomczak was hit by 5 copyright claim infringements for his 10-hour white noise video uploaded on YouTube. These infringements were incorrectly identified by YouTube’s automated Content ID system which uses algorithms to find close matches of content between videos. The story has gained global media attention from the likes of the ABC and […]

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As we move into 2018, we reflect on 2017 and look back on the year that was. We have compiled the highlights of the year in numbers:

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Meet University of Adelaide student, Mahendra Chitrarasu. He is a 2nd year Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) student, majoring in English and philosophy. He is also part of the Shakespeare Matters MOOC team, where he worked with the AdelaideX team and Dr Lucy Potter to develop materials for section 4 of this course, focusing on The […]

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The data scientist profession has been labelled as the sexiest job of the 21st century. With a statement as bold as this, we wanted to explore exactly what it is that a data scientist does. We spoke to Dr Simon “Jono” Tuke, a lecturer in statistics at the University of Adelaide, about the art of […]

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Written by Galen Cuthbertson  In the universe of Disney factoids, saying that “The Lion King is a remake of Hamlet” is one of the brightest stars. It’s got all the things that make a Disney factoid great: it’s about a classic film, it feels a little conspiratorial, and it makes you feel pretty clever when […]

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“There is something special and unique about Shakespeare’s body of work that makes it as fascinating and relevant today as when the plays were first written.” The study of Shakespeare is not just for arts and humanities enthusiasts. The impact of his work reaches far beyond. Shakespeare carries relevance for every discipline, especially psychology. We chatted […]

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