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I’ve been working in design and IT for around 5 years, along the way, I have been a passenger in the fields of agile methodologies with teams using various levels of SCRUM for IT delivery, Kanban for design work and a fly on the wall for the development of DevOps.

Emerging from the fields a few inherent commonalities presented themselves. Overall no matter the methodology, the discipline or the framework they all are concerned with answering questions about how humans work together like How do we work effectively as a team?, How do we deal with the differences in approaches…


This opinion piece article was written as part a course at the Centre for Public Awareness of Science (in 2016). ❤ Michael stevents

Michael Stevens is the founder and main host of Vsauce a youtube channel consisting of primarily scientific and philosophical videos as well as to a lesser extent gaming and culture videos.

Originally started as a gaming channel, Vsauce produced educational videos which were more popular leading to educational content being their primary content.

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Michael Stevens: Left; Vsauce Logo right


By Tech Correspondent Benjamin Maclaren

Updated 15 August at 2016

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Researchers at the “National School of Architecture Paris Malaquais” have been testing a different system to 3D Print objects using high-performance concrete that will make better buildings cheaper and faster.

A new 3D Printing system developed by a team of researchers at the National School of Architecture of Paris Malquais uses ultra-high performance concrete to create complex shapes and objects, the parts printed in this research are among the largest 3D Printed concrete parts ever produced.


So, not gonna say much but, this was my first foray into graphic and infographics design back in early university (2016 I think). Like it’s not badddddd. But, now I find it cringe-worthy. The client liked it so that is the most important part.

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This essay was written as part of a philosophy course at the Australian National University and my first time writing such essays.

Cosmological Principle

In a nutshell, the Cosmological Principle (CP) is that the universe no matter who you are or where you are in space, looks exactly the same regardless of position or direction, as Liddel A. (2003) puts it, the place that we occupy is nothing special.

The Cosmological Principle is based upon two key points:

  • Homogeneity

Every region in the universe is the same, the patterns of galaxies, distribution of superclusters; there is no unique spot in the universe…


This media analysis report was written as part of a course at the Centre for Public Awareness of Science. This work represents the accumulative work and skills of a multitude of people and not solely myself.

Section 1: Report overview

Section 2: Executive summary

2.1 — The driverless cars issue in the context

2.2 — Pertinent Scientific Evidence

2.3 — Stakeholders

Section 3: Communicating about driverless cars

3.1 — The driverless cars issue

3.2 — Communicating about risk

3.3 — Driverless cars communication: a focus on Australian media

3.3.1 — Media Analysis

3.3.2 — The campaign — a critical analysis

Section 4: Recommendations

Section…


Better Treatments, Better Therapy, Less Harm

By Benjamin Maclaren | 20 May 2018

This opinion piece article was written as part of the Science Politics course at the Centre for Public Awareness of Science

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Cancer is a illness that most of us know only too well or eventually will, whether through our own personal experience or from our parents, grandparents or friends.

There are over seven hundred different cancers, the most common being lung cancer followed by colorectal cancer, breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer, with 367 new diagnosis of cancer per day.

As time has gone on, the survival rates…


By Benjamin Maclaren | 20 May 2018

This opinion piece article was written as part of the Science Politics course at the Centre for Public Awareness of Science. The views in this opinion article is a practice in writing positioning and do not reflect the personal views of the author. This has a .. Killer title thoe.

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Nanotechnology is a largely unregulated field with research lacking on the risks and negative impacts it could have on people and the environment.

If left unregulated and unchallenged, nanotechnology could cause a public health disaster; similar to the asbestos issues Australia has been…


The pursuit of longevity research is a distraction from the real issues of death and inequality.

By Benjamin Maclaren | 20 May 2018

This opinion piece article was written as part of the Science Politics course at the Centre for Public Awareness of Science. The views in this opinion article is a practice in writing positioning and do not reflect the personal views of the author.

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Humanity’s obsession with immortality and longer lives distract us from the growing health issues and generational inequality that has been developing in the past few years.

Our focus should be on a healthy life…


Aging is a disease like all others, it’s time we started treating it like one.

By Benjamin Maclaren | 20 May 2018

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Our Right to Good Health

A frequent protest against longevity research into ageing prevention is that “death is a natural process”, this is often a statement with no real supporting evidence. The black plague was natural, the Spanish flu, Ebola, AIDS are all diseases or affliction that developed in nature. Yet we strive to cure and fix was kills our people. It is a wise question to ask yourself: what about ageing is really “natural”?

Some make the argument “everything dies eventually”, however…

Ben Maclaren

Strategic Designer, Science Communicator, and book lover.

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