Director of Cultural Forecasting, GalKal Australia
Michelle Newton is the Director of Cultural Forecasting at GalKal Australia. More on Twitter @_GalKal
Voice technology has real potential to pull us from our screens, cut the digital dopamine cord and reignite the heads-up movement.
Is the future worth getting out of bed for?
05/01/2017 2:20 PM AEDT
Sleep should be at the top of our to-do list.
09/10/2016 4:11 PM AEDT
Gene Wilder gave us the golden ticket to childhood. In his role as Willy Wonka he created a sense of nostalgia and a magic for a time gone by, a sense of longing for childhood that went with him and cannot be replaced.
01/09/2016 10:26 AM AEST
Does that mean we are all doomed to fail in long-term relationships? The short answer is yes, unless we get a healthy dose of pragmatism and empathy and turn off the mindless episodes of 'The Bachelor'.
09/08/2016 6:19 AM AEST
It's not the election or the census results that will tell us about the future of Australia. It's Eddie McGuire. Eddie has
24/06/2016 12:03 PM AEST
It is feasible that in the near future we will be able to go to Beyoncé's house, explore her wardrobe with her and be there to record her next album. The more media and technology delivers these stars to us, the more intimate our relationship becomes.
05/06/2016 5:42 PM AEST
TEDx is about providing hope for the human condition. The human condition that can be so crippling for so many. Now I have hope that we clever humans will find a way out of the pointless worry bubble we have created.
26/05/2016 11:58 AM AEST
Peter Alexander has hit on an underlying nerve in culture. A gender neutrality that is trying to rise out of the depths of the over-sexed culture we have been devoured by.
26/05/2016 5:51 AM AEST
If you are financially and emotionally supported by the father of your kids and you all live under the same roof, even if he is a frequent flyer or he likes weekends away with the boys, then you are NOT a single mother.
09/05/2016 6:53 AM AEST
The Queen recently turned 90. By doing so, she has already lived six years longer than the average Australian female. One might expect this would be the case given her privileged life, but science suggests that she has more in common with us than we think.
05/05/2016 3:41 AM AEST
Australia has been a bit slack in our ability to put ourselves in the shoes of others. Look at Tinder, where with a mere swipe to the left or right we either accept or dismiss a whole human being. And why wouldn't we? It feels great to be in control; it feels great to be liked. But are we losing our sense of empathy?
03/04/2016 6:42 AM AEST