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.
April 16th, 2012
My parents read fairy tales to me every night before bedtime. I grew up in the British countryside so I just ran around the garden pretending there was magic and fairies and I was part of the fairy tale. And Snow White was definitely one of my favourites.
November 1st, 2009
The Omnia gives you feedback for every virtual click with a tiny vibration, making it more repsonsive than many touch phones, and if you like this now-ubiquitous form factor but want to stand out from the crowd, it could be for you.
June 22nd, 2006
‘What actors do in the name of friendship is they’ll read your script,’ he explains, ‘but nobody will sign up if they don’t think the part’s good enough for them or it doesn’t fit in with their schedule or something.’
‘Noble savage’ idea rebuffed
April 6th, 2013
But Australia and the United States both have histories of genocide against traditional people. Just 30 years ago Cambodia killed off a quarter of it’s professional population. The fact is [the potential] lies close to the surface in all of us.
The first quantum computer?
September 16th, 2011
Quantum computing takes the mind-boggling possibilities that matter doesn’t have to occupy only one state or another. It looks and works like a computer, but the quantum bit (or qubit) on your chip can be on, off, or both at once.
Pick of the Flicks
February 20th, 2003
Films from as far afield as France, Spain, Romania, Germany, the UK, US, the Netherlands, Norway, Iran and Russia are coming together to show the cream of international short film making talent, and Xpress talks exclusively to one of the entrants, Adelaide-based filmmaker Michael Cusack.
What’s in a Name?
Not Another Three Letter Acronym!
"It's a hard call when you're advising clients ...
October 1st, 2003
Things to do
Explore the rich mining and gold rush history of the ...
May 1st, 2001
It's the oldest media around, and the only one people talk about ...
November 1st, 2002
Let’s Talk About Sex
After trying and failing repeatedly to get an English printer to take ...
July 1st, 2004
We've seen zombies, sharks, werewolves and even androids tear victims limb from ...
March 6th, 2008
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
How is Arnold Schwarzenegger like a nude Playboy model?
You know when an ...
July 1st, 2003