Rosaleen Love is an honorary research associate at Monash and Latrobe universities, Melbourne. Her most recent books are the non-fiction Reefscape. Reflections on the Great Barrier Reef (Joseph Henry Press, 2001) and a collection of short fiction, The Traveling Tide (Aqueduct Press, 2005).
She grew up in sub-tropical Queensland surrounded by science and writing and attended Ipswich Girls’ Grammar prior to studying science at the University of Queensland and at Cambridge University. Love undertook her PhD studies at the University of Melbourne during the 1970s.
Rosaleen has lectured in the history and philosophy of science and in professional writing, teaching at the Swinburne University of Technolgy and the Victoria University of Technology.
Corals under siege
EssayTHERE'S NOT MUCH of a laugh to be had on the topic of global warming but American futurist Bruce Sterling does his best. Sterling's weapon is satire; his tools include the blog and the after-dinner speech. In his "Viridian...
My friend the fridge
EssayRECENTLY, I HAD a series of unsatisfactory encounters with a disembodied voice. I was living in the United States at the time and I used to phone Australia using a pre-paid phone card from the US Postal Service. It...
A perverse appeal
EssayI WAS AN accidental tourist. I travelled to Japan to see my daughter, Nora, who – like many young Australians – financed her travels by teaching English. Nora went to Japan as a guest worker, and I went as...