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Cartoon childhood Stuart McMillen at 1990s computer with silverchair frogstomp poster in background. 15 pages

First Got the Internet

In my Nineties kid childhood, internet access was a scarcity. Today, the internet is ubiquitous and is a major distraction.

Cartoon guy popping head out of grave, with hand on edge of hole. 17 pages

Defending Dumbphones

I don't own a smartphone, and still choose to use a 'dumbphone'. By doing this, I intentionally limit the time that I am connected to the internet.

High angle Stuart McMillen in crowd - Anthrax Among the Living parody 8 pages

Blocking My Reptile

Our reptile brain constantly scans for ways to distract our rational mind. By blocking internet access during work hours, I block my reptile. Then, I get to work.

Cartoon of Buckminster Fuller in Dymaxion Car with invisible horses next to vehicle. 84 pages

Energy Slaves

How many invisible "energy slave" workers does it take to fuel our modern lifestyles?

58 pages

Deviance in the Dark

A classic behavioural psychology experiment. In the 1970s, researchers took eight strangers and shut them inside a dark room for an hour. What happened next?

36 pages

Hitler Denial

Today, global action to stop climate change is inconceivable. Yet, in 1938, global action to stop Nazi Germany was also inconceivable. The world was in Hitler denial.

24 pages

Buckminster Fuller’s Chilling Domes

Exactly 75 summers ago, Buckminster Fuller accidentally discovered a self-air conditioning house. How did he do it?

117 pages

Peak Oil

Roughly half of the world’s entire oil supply is gone; half is left. How will our society choose to use the oil that remains?

Black and white cartoon of Jimi Hendrix playing guitar with swirly background 19 pages

Jimi Hendrix vs your climate-denying uncle

Jimi Hendrix was the greatest guitarist who ever lived. Your climate-denying uncle is just some random bloke who no one has ever heard of.