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.
September 21st, 2006
All languid, iconic shots and a slowly unravelling mystery that never quite unravels, you may sit down to watch Paris, Texas aware that you’re watching one of the most revered movies of modern times and be profoundly disappointed.
Apple Without Jobs?
October 23rd, 2008
If the CEO of any other multinational company fell ill, it wouldn’t generate such comment — compared to Jobs, they’re interchangeable suit-wearing lawyers, politicians and number crunchers who flit from one company, regulator and law firm to another and back again.
March 1st, 2009
Few people — even few designers – know the first step in designing a font is to create a simple vector image (so the size is scalable) for each character in your font set. The process to make it a font from there on is what Fontstruct does behind the scenes.
Good night, and Good Luck
December 15th, 2005
But it’s when Clooney has the reigns and wants to tell you something about the state of the world that he really shines. We’ve already seen it to a small degree in the character of Archie Gates, the Gulf War platoon captain Clooney played in David O Russell’s Three Kings.
The Science of Love
February 28th, 2015
Understanding how brain chemistry underscores our emotional state when we’re in love raises the specter of trying to control or affect it artificially.
Quark Xpress 7
January 1st, 2007
Compared to the requirements of web validation and standards, Xpress’ web design component was pretty behind the times in early 2004 when Xpress 6 arrived. Now it’s shockingly so.
Motorola Xoom 2 for business
The original Motorola Xoom was another hopeful iPad killer that history ...
April 16th, 2012
Innovation and inspiration from science fiction
Researchers, inventors engineers and entrepreneurs are increasingly looking to the arts for ...
July 30th, 2013
Former porn star takes on erotica
Sasha Grey knows a thing or two about sex. Of course, in ...
June 14th, 2013
Card allows easy access to Net
Wireless Internet access has grown exponentially with the rise of mobile computing. ...
October 10th, 2006
Stuck in the Middle
Business success can take two forms. The first is to forge ahead ...
December 1st, 2008
What would you do if you were an 18-year-old American finishing high ...
July 10th, 2003