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
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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.
Top 10: Movies Based On Articles
April 16th, 2013
Any writer knows ideas can come from the unlikeliest of mundane sources, and if there’s high drama, grisly death or a dash of sex appeal, all the better. High-powered producers and movie studios then step in to buy rights options
Smart But Dumb
January 1st, 2010
So while people will always try to build C-3PO-style machines that look and talk like us, the real advances will come in individual components we design to do one job well. Human intelligence arose from the unconscious co-operation of such systems to sustain the organism. Maybe if we get the constituent ‘smart’ parts right, a true AI system will spontaneously evolve — dare we say it — intelligently…
The Output Revolution
May 1st, 2003
We all know there’s a thing called Postscript in the trade of designing and creating printed matter, but fewer of us know what it is and fewer still how it works. But without it, none of us would have a job.
August 5th, 2004
Nathan Phillips, the 24 year old Sydney actor who charmed audiences in Australian Rules in 2002, subsequently appearing in Takeaway and One Perfect Day, could well be on his way to success in a similar tradition.
February 1st, 2010
The key is quality. Most digitally printed books were presented on cheap paper with amateurish graphics that simply couldn’t compete with those from an experienced publisher. Today you can put a digital book beside a traditionally printed one and be hard pressed to see the difference.
April 30th, 2008
“Probably my first and biggest contribution to that was in casting Robert. In many ways he overshadowed the character of Iron Man and ended up defining the film, and I think people are very excited to see Robert in this role.”
Not the Standard Approach
What are web standards are why should you care? Even more importantly, ...
January 1st, 2007
Best of CES
The crowds have gone home. All that's left to do is ...
February 21st, 2012
Crips and Bloods Made in America
Every city has a side it doesn't show the world, and this ...
August 1st, 2009
According to PDF Converter's Australian distributor, retyping documents provided in PDF format ...
January 20th, 2004
The jury's out on whether the old PDAs will still exist ...
November 8th, 2005
'I'm tired of finicky actors,' Walt Disney reputedly said to animation designer ...
August 1st, 2004