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.
Sudio Brio, Final Cut Studio 2, Sony VAIO VGN-FZ18G, Samsung U3 MP3 Player
January 15th, 2008
Apple keeps on taking professional level tools and putting them in the hands of everyday users. They’ve collected all their video editing, compositing, colour grading and format encoding tools and released them as Final Cut Studio 2.
September 1st, 2008
The American frontier myth of tough, pragmatic action, heroism, sacrifice and accomplishment is all-pervasive thanks to the myriad global media that emerges from the American self-image, and the net result is our adoption of everything from their work ethic to their trade policies.
The Science of Kissing
October 16th, 2011
Do you remember your first kiss? Flashbacks of delicious teenage terror are a common reaction but the first time someone pressed their lips to you to convey affection was probably when you were only minutes old
Skylab Goes Down
July 1st, 2009
NASA managed to re-establish contact in the final days to adjust Skylab’s angle for as smooth a re-entry as possible, and final calculations predicted a trajectory across the Southern Ocean and a sparsely populated tract of Western Australia.
December 5th, 2002
There’s a certain kind of movie called High Concept, born in the 80’s with a parking ticket-sized plot, more visual style than substance and choose-your-stereotype characters. Nowhere is the concept higher than Ghost Ship, where the title gives the whole movie away.
A brain, but not as we know it
August 5th, 2010
Though we’re no closer to discovering the soul today, we know about dendrites, axons (cell components) and synapses (empty, electro-conductive space).
Hollywood Hell Towns
Humans are herd animals. We've always lived together -- in groups of ...
March 1st, 2010
Directed By Mike Nichols
Starring Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen.
January 28th, 2005
A UK Guardian reporter, Steven Poole laments the way language been re-engineered ...
September 1st, 2006
Google Backs the NBN
During a recent industry confab in Japan, Google bigwig Eric Schmidt said ...
September 16th, 2011
True dream believers
What are your dreams? Want to fall in love? See the world? ...
March 5th, 2012
Writer and star of the smash hit Saw, Leigh Whannell, describes a ...
December 2nd, 2004