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Book spines: Alain de Botton "The Course of Love", Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki "This One Summer", Neil Strauss "The Truth"

Two years of reading (2015-17)

Every two years I publish a list of the books which I read during that period. Here is my 2015-17 list, featuring the reasons why "The Course of Love" by Alain de Botton was my favourite book from that period.

Stuart McMillen in green shirt, reading a book in the National Library of Australia

Ballot Box Comics 2017: winner and update

We have a winner! You voted "Notel" as your choice for Ballot Box Comics 2017. I share a video showing the research and brainstorming that I have done for this work-in-progress comic.

Stuart McMillen discussing Ballot Box Comics 2017

Ballot Box Comics 2017: have your say

Announcing my new initiative: Ballot Box Comics. I am giving you the chance to vote on which story I draw into a comic. My crowdfunding supporters can choose from three voting options.

Stuart McMillen working with Science Communication interns

Behind the Curtain: working with interns

For the next three months, I am working with two interns named Frank and Dee from ANU's science communication school. Here are our plans for the next 12 weeks.

Working music: Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II

‘Working music’ recommendations: music to work to

'Working music' helps a listener focus and concentrate on working, writing, or studying. This is a recommendations list of 26 albums of music to work to.

Music and sounds to work to: my productivity recommendations

A recommendations list of music and sounds to aid work and concentration. These sounds increase my productivity and focus when writing or studying.

Choosing an internet-blocked daily routine

I deliberately block myself from accessing the web during my workday. I have created this internet-free daily routine after struggling with procrastination.

Black and white Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime parody

Energy Slaves reflections: essays

I used the launch of my Energy Slaves comic as an opportunity to publish essays about my on energy. This post lists the 7 essays accompanying this comic.

Young couple wasting energy in household, sitting on couch using notebook computers.

All part of the problem: our collective wastes of energy

It is easy to single out certain people for wasting energy. This essay discusses how we are all part of the problem. We all waste energy on a large scale. Essay 7 / 7.