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2012 talk at NAISA

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All things going to plan, I’ll be giving the following talk at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference, May 19-21 2011, Sacramento, California: 2012: The Use of Indigenous Voices from Australia and New Zealand December 21 2012 is believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B’ak’tun cycle in the Long Count […]

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EGA Psychedelic Symposium

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Don’t forget, next weekend (4-5 December at the Basement Theatre, The University of Melbourne) is the Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) Psychedelic Symposium. I’ll be doing two things at this event on the 5th December. First, at 1: 40 I’ll be part of the panel Turn On, Tune In, Evolve – is a New Psychedelic Revolution our […]

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2012 at the MindBodySpirit Festival

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I just got back from giving a 2012 talk at the MindBodySpirit Festival at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Used to university budgets, I expect to see a sign where my name is scrawled on a sheet of A4 paper: at the MindBodySpirit Festival, speakers’ names come on a six-foot standing banner: This was the same […]

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2012: Bling Bling Ka-Ching

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It’s a continual tension in my research on 2012: holding in balance those who are genuinely attempting to use 2012 as a catalyst for change in their lives (of which there are undeniably many), and those who are simply cashing in. The latter group has been around for some time now and includes such things […]

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2012 conference paper

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Next week, on Monday 30 August, I’ll be presenting a paper at the Changing the Climate: Utopia, Dystopia and Catastrophe conference in Melbourne, which explores some interesting slippage between prophetic and science fictional narratives around 2012 in ANZ. 2012: Fantasy Futures in Australia and New Zealand December 21 2012 is believed to mark the end […]

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Žižek and 2012

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As you may know, there’s a new book out by Slavoj Žižek called Living in the End Times. Given the book’s title and his love of the movies, I was hoping he might write something about 2012, which I could use as an opportunity to remind you about my 2012 book coming out later this […]

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Indigenous conferences next week

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Wearing my RMIT Publishing commissioning hat, next week I’ll be off to two stateside indigenous studies conferences: Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Tuscon AZ, May 20-22 2010 International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development Conference, Poulsbo WA, 24-28 May 2010. This also crosses over into my 2012 work, as I partly view […]

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Christian masculinities talk next week

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If you’re in Melbourne, feel free to come along to a talk I’m giving next week at Sea of Faith: Undoing Christian Masculinities 18 March 2010 at 7.30pm Carlton Library Meeting Room Corner Rathdowne and Newry Streets North Carlton I’ll be talking about the different kinds of masculinities that can be identified within the broad […]