Sunday 21st August 6.30 | Solar Energy & Pokie Machines


Solar Energy / Luke Marshall

Luke Marshall is a director at Sydney-based software firm Sunapse, developing modelling an optimisation software for the solar thermal industry. His real claim to fame presenting Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ lectures complete with lazer pointers and scissor lifts.  Luke was also a youth delegate to the 2009 UN Copenhagen Climate Conference, has lobbied politicians over renewable energy.

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Pokie Machines / Drew Rooke

Drew Rooke is a non-fiction writer who is currently knee deep in his debut novel The Final Spin, which examines Australia’s longstanding affair with poker machines. Drew has looked at the culture of poker machines from all angles tracing the history, analysing the design and recording addiction stories. Drew’s writing appears in The Saturday Paper, The Sydney Morning Herald, Meanjin, Voiceworks and Junkee. His book will be published by Scribe Publications in 2018.