Author
Matt Harnett

Matt lives in Melbourne, where he edits the Punch from a safe distance. His first editorial gig was co-helming the University of Auckland’s Craccum (sorry), and he’s since had a bunch of editorial and comms roles. His particular interests include digital culture, literature and the interface between the two. As well as the Punch, he edits Going Down Swinging, a Melbourne-based literary journal.

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Latest Articles:
The Price of Caring
Read Time: 6 mins
"You can’t have your gays and eat them too."
Society
The Price of Caring
By Matt Harnett
The Call is Coming From Inside the House
Read Time: 10 mins
What's up with all the childhood reboots?
Screen
The Call is Coming From Inside the House
By Matt Harnett
The Profound Sadness of the Viral Proposal Video
Read Time: 5 mins
Matt Harnett on the inauthenticity and sadness of...
Society
The Profound Sadness of the Viral Proposal Video
By Matt Harnett
Poor people are ugly
Read Time: 5 mins
It was about halfway through Aussie horror The Babadook...
Internet Histories
Poor people are ugly
By Matt Harnett
IH: Election Roundup Edition
Read Time: 9 mins
In the first of our new-look Internet Histories, Matt...
Internet Histories
IH: Election Roundup Edition
By Matt Harnett
We the Uncanny: Reading A New Zealand Book of Beasts
Read Time: 13 mins
Published at the end of last year, 'A New Zealand...
Literature
We the Uncanny: Reading A New Zealand Book of Beasts
By Matt Harnett
When Justice is Gone, There's Always Force
Read Time: 12 mins
The new Superman movie is a confused mess, but it...
Screen
When Justice is Gone, There's Always Force
By Matt Harnett
Aping Intolerance
Read Time: 10 mins
What happens when Australians post hate-speech online...
Society
Aping Intolerance
By Matt Harnett
They’ve Made a Huge Mistake: Now We’re All Pirates
Read Time: 12 mins
New Arrested Development is out 26 May, but we can...
Features
They’ve Made a Huge Mistake: Now We’re All Pirates
By Matt Harnett
I Just Want a Sentence: An Interview with Steve Braunias
Read Time: 20 mins
Matt Harnett speaks with Steve Braunias about his...
Profiles
I Just Want a Sentence: An Interview with Steve Braunias
By Matt Harnett
The Basic Work of Writing: An Interview with Nicky Hager
Read Time: 21 mins
Matt Harnett talks to Nicky Hager on mass media, democracy...
Society
The Basic Work of Writing: An Interview with Nicky Hager
By Matt Harnett
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
Read Time: 29 mins
Today, we wrap up our love affair with Kim Dotcom...
Society
Dot Dot Dotcom: Jose Barbosa and Matt Harnett in Conversation
By Matt Harnett
Internet Histories | 6 August
Read Time: 7 mins
The first in a fortnightly series of Cool Stuff We...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 6 August
By Matt Harnett
Truth and Reconciliation
Read Time: 3 mins
How does a nation go about 'replacing myth with fact...
Society
Truth and Reconciliation
By Matt Harnett
Codex Seraphinianus
Read Time: 3 mins
Cryptic art that frustrates even as it captures your...
Art
Codex Seraphinianus
By Matt Harnett
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
Read Time: 17 mins
In Part II of this two-part series, Matt Harnett examines...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
By Matt Harnett
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
Read Time: 11 mins
In the first of this two-part series, Matt Harnett...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
By Matt Harnett
If You Ain’t Dutch, You Ain’t Much:An Interview with Tom Six
Read Time: 6 mins
Tom Six is lost in thought. “Beautiful women,” he...
Screen
If You Ain’t Dutch, You Ain’t Much:An Interview with Tom Six
By Matt Harnett
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