Published in Overland Issue 201 Summer 2010 · Main Posts / Writing A dream of 1943 Geoff Page They have no wish to hide themselves; they’re happy in their work. One I see, fresh out from town, is slick with soap and splashed Cologne. The others rub him on the ears (it’s all in monochrome) tousling his hair and joking men and women both, the female faces round as plates, the men more horse-like in their features. I’m free, it seems, to walk around. The slaughter is industrial and on the other side of sound. Geoff Page Geoff Page is a Canberra-based poet. His most recent works include Agnostic Skies (Five Islands Press), Seriatim (Salt) and 60 Classic Australian Poems (UNSW Press). More by Geoff Page Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 25 May 202326 May 2023 · Main Posts The ‘Chinese question’ and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain Christy Tan SBS’s New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples. First published in Overland Issue 228 23 February 202324 February 2023 · Writing From work to text, and back again: ChatGPT and the (new) death of the author Rob Horning Generative models extinguish the dream that Barthes’s Death of the Author articulates by fulfilling it. Their ‘tissue of signs’ seems less like revolution and more like the fear that AI will create a recursive postmodern nightmare world of perpetual sameness that we will all accept because we no longer remember otherwise or how to create an alternative.