• Hugh Rayner

    Besides being a UoM student, I've studied in Queensland, worked in London and Kuala Lumpur, and designed an underground metro station that's been built in Saudi Arabia. I have a keen interest in writing creatively, and a passion for science. I'll be writing about technology that interests me and its implications for our futures.

  1. How to speed listen (for students or podfasters)

    With most lecture capture and podcast software offering the option of increasing playback speed, humanity comes to a crossroads. We must ask ourselves, are we ready …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2018/10/12/how-to-speed-listen-for-students-or-podfasters

  2. Predicting the Future (By Accident)

    The first computer was designed by Charles Babbage in 1837, a hundred years before the most rudimentary machine was built. The logic behind programming was debated …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2018/09/14/predicting-the-future-by-accident

  3. Self-driving cars: the end of…

    Hitchiking sign

    I’ve always been interested in hitchhiking, the philosophy and freedom of it. I love the idea of strangers altruistically helping each other, odd conversations over borders …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2018/09/01/self-driving-cars-the-end-of

  4. Will Eating Meat be Obsolete?

    Well, no. The chances of the human race going meat-free are roughly the same as Tony Abbott ever becoming Prime Minister again, no matter how many …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2018/08/07/will-eating-meat-be-obsolete