Fusing the Medium and the Message
Welcome to the writing of Drew Turney, showcasing recent work I've done for
publications and institutions throughout Australia and the world. Select a link from the random sample below that interests you or suits your
publication, or use the menu to browse by category or sub-category. If
the short excerpt sounds good, click the title to read on.
How can this site help you? By showing you my abilities in researching and writing stories that are engaging and easy to understand, skills over a dozen publications call on regularly.
My parallel career in design and computers is the basis for my technology writing. I'm putting my love of movies and books to practical use in film and book reviews and am talking to the personalities in publishing and filmmaking as well as reporting on the art and business of both crafts. I'm also writing general features on everything from celebrities and business to ideas and culture.
I've written over 15 novels,
dozens of short stories, poetry, a journal now in its 22nd year and countless
other pieces of random creative thought. If you're curious about any of my
imaginative, creative or fiction writing, contact me.
December 1st, 2009
Whether it’s for a presentation or walking someone through a complicated process, there’s nothing as visceral as seeing a task carried out by a user as he or she does it, and Camtasia lets you share the experience with anyone.
I Say Tomato
April 27th, 2010
So even if you won’t learn much more about Wall’s private life from I Say Tomato, you’ll probably recognise her if you’ve been to an Australian movie or watched TV in the last few years.
Gismos from war and space
August 5th, 2010
Just as productive for human invention (and far more peaceable), the aerospace industry has fostered similar entrepreneurial activity, with sharp-eyed investors seeing the potential for consumer or industrial markets in some very specialised products such as those below.
January 23rd, 2003
By now, you’ll have heard how fantastic 8 Mile is, and what an astounding actor Eminem has proven himself. Doubtless the film will skyrocket into the troposphere of acclaim because nobody can deny he’s one of the most prominent cultural forces in the Western world today.
The Cube Goes Down the Tubes
August 1st, 2001
In Apple’s first real setback since the release of the iMac in 1998 (which was their second computer market revolution after the Mac’s 1984 birth), Apple recently announced that production of the Power Mac G4 Cube will be suspended indefinitely.
Head in the Clouds
August 1st, 2005
Duigan paints a gorgeous looking picture of Europe’s heady pre-war days, and with the three beautiful and competent leads, it’s hard not to be drawn in.
Getting blokes reading again
A little-commented on (thus far) aspect of the iPad hoopla is the ...
August 5th, 2010
The Men Who Invented the Internet
It's not like the cochlear implant or black box flight recorder. The ...
August 28th, 2011
Canon PIXMA MX850i, Logitech MX5500, Paragon Partition Manager 8.5
Paragon Partition Manager 8.5
Price: $39.95 (US)
Partitioning is a bit out of the ...
May 13th, 2008
Since Star Wars rewrote the rule book for movie marketing during the ...
February 1st, 2005
A lot of Australian filmmakers seem fixated on anchoring their stories to ...
May 16th, 2003
In the Valley of Elah
Studios thought the American public wanted movies about the Iraq war, but ...
August 21st, 2008