Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. He slices, he dices, he even makes julienne fries!
He’s the author of the memoir The Family Law which is now an award wining TV series for SBS, the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012) and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101.
He’s the co-author of Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle, and the sex/relationships advice book Law School (2017) with his mum Jenny.
In addition to having written for almost every publication in Australia and beyond— Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show Stop Everything and online startup and tech TV show That Startup Show. You can also watch him on TV shows like ABC’s Q&A and SBS’s forthcoming Filthy Rich and Homeless.
Long story short, we bagged a legit television personality, and we’re delighted to welcome him as he makes a whirlwind trip to Melbourne from his home in Sydney to discuss his open tabs on this weeks JWGYTB!
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The Veg-o-matic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GniNeqSX5U
acmi- WonderlandAre These Artist-Designed Instagram Novels the Future of Reading? The New York Public Library Says ‘Hear Us Out’ https://news.artnet.com/art-world/instagram-novels-new-york-public-library-1336205
New York Public Library launches Insta Novels to make literature "more accessible" https://www.dezeen.com/2018/08/23/new-york-public-library-launches-insta-novels-instagram-stories-alice-in-wonderland/
New York Public Library Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nypl/?hl=en
Libby App https://meet.libbyapp.com/
Library of Congress new logo https://www.fastcompany.com/90226220/the-library-of-congress-has-a-splashy-new-logo-and-people-are-pissed
Ambient Literature https://ambientlit.com/
The Subway Library https://www.nypl.org/blog/2017/06/08/subwaylibrary
The Abandoned, Apocalyptic Architecture of One Bold 1970s Retail Chain https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/best-superstores-architecture
Site Architecture http://www.siteenvirodesign.com/content/best-products
Prada Marfa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prada_Marfa
Callum Morton’s Hotel https://www.eastlinkhotel.com.au/hotel
Australia's big things https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia%27s_big_things
25.45 White Rabbit http://www.whiterabbitcollection.org/
What to do when a workplace relationship breaks down http://www.abc.net.au/life/how-to-resolve-workplace-relationship-breakdowns/9698764
ABC Life http://www.abc.net.au/life/
Talking About Failure Is Crucial for Growth. Here's How to Do It Right. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/smarter-living/talking-about-failure-is-crucial-for-growth-heres-how-to-do-it-right.html
Ben's portrait (And our episode artwork) by Jacky Winter's own Grace Lee! http://jackywinter.com/artists/grace-lee
Ben’s Website http://benjamin-law.com/
Ben’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mrbenjaminlaw/?hl=en
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Carbon Copy https://carboncopycar.ca/
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