My version of the ‘new year, new me’ mantra-thing is more along the lines of ‘new year, can I please get a new computer?’ It’s difficult to say I’ll miss my old Mac, circa 2010. We’d had a good six years together. Admittedly, the more recent recurring incidents of deleted work, the fan overheating, the left-side of the keyboard not working or the moments when the whole thing would cark it should the charger get knocked out were definitely putting a strain on our relationship. Especially when the times it would play up the most seemed to directly correlate to how many deadlines I had.
Nonetheless, those are old sorrows from 2016 and I’m determined to enter the year leaving them in the past. This is the year to get back into the original ethos of WYD. The breadth of talent in Australia and the creative hub that Melbourne provides is too inspiring to get bogged down by technological woes. If you’re doing something you want people to know about, if your friends are creating art that you want to share, please let us know. And take solace in knowing that now, sending and receiving emails doesn’t crash my computer—because I’m using my housemate’s.
As always, make sure to let us know WYD by sending your art events to [email protected].