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.

How big data can result in bad data
July 30th, 2013

A couple of years back, ratings agency Standard and Poor’s downgraded American debt. Not because of the state of the economy, but because of an error in its original calculations… a mere US$2.1 trillion.

FontAgent Pro
November 1st, 2007

FontAgent Pro acts as slickly and leanly as it looks, steadily and beautifully processing everything. It creates a My Fonts folder in the Documents folder of your user account and arranges all the files alphabetically so it’s easy to back up.

The Dark Knight
July 15th, 2008

By treating his characters and the subject seriously it becomes his Empire Strikes Back ? a movie that in every way builds on and surpasses its formidable predecessor, revealing a filmmaker in full maturity.

September 16th, 2004

You might never have heard the name Angus Strathie, but he recently occupied a position many men in the world would give anything for; as the costume designer for Catwoman.

Apple OS Pricing Sting
July 15th, 2003

After calling their operating systems after predatory felines for this long, there’s been a development that could leave users with a hairball. Mac OS 10.3, dubbed Panther, will hit the shelves towards the end of the year.

BeoSound 6
August 12th, 2009

Considering Bang & Olufsen’s position as a prestige music player vendor it’s surprising we haven’t seen an mp3 player from it. The Beosound 6 is a compact, nine by four centimetre device built with steel instead of plastic or aluminium and with what the company claims is a ‘finer build quality’ than competitors.

More samples…

Artificial Intelligence In Movies Ever heard of The Uncanny Valley? It's that strange zone where a ...
February 14th, 2014

Skylab Goes Down America's first space station goes out with a bang… and lands on ...
July 1st, 2009

Devil’s Rejects, The Former White Zombie frontman Rob Zombie knew he was onto a good ...
October 13th, 2005

Outsourcing Fleet Support Military outsourcing is nothing new, and as Drew Turney learns, it's still ...
March 24th, 2008

Sex and Death 101 Not a bad idea, this self-described black comedy depicts a man (Simon ...
April 3rd, 2008

The Box Blink during either the 1950s or 1980s Twilight Zone series' and you'll ...
October 15th, 2009

Full client and publication list:

  • APC
  • AskMen.com
  • Auscam
  • Australian Creative
  • Australian Macworld
  • Australian Way (Qantas)
  • Big Issue
  • Black Velvet Seductions
  • Black+White
  • Bookseller & Publisher
  • Box Magazine
  • Brain World
  • Business News
  • Business NSW
  • Campaign Brief
  • Capture
  • CHUD.com
  • Cleo
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • Fast Thinking
  • FHM UK
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marketing
  • Maxim Australia
  • Men's Style
  • Metro
  • Moviehole
  • MSN
  • Nine To Five
  • Paranormal
  • PC Authority
  • PC Powerplay
  • PC Update
  • PC User
  • PC World
  • Penthouse
  • People
  • Pixelmag
  • Popular Science
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • Scoop
  • Scoop Traveller
  • Seaside Observer
  • SFX
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian
  • The Retiree
  • The Sun Herald
  • The West Australian
  • thevine.com.au
  • TimeOut
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo