Published in Overland Issue 215 Winter 2014 · Uncategorized We will not pay Eddie Paterson you may choose any one of the following combinations death, disability and unemployment, disability and unemployment, death and disability, disability only, or death only. we will not pay for your unemployment, total disablement or death is caused by any injury, illness, sickness or disease. Your misconduct; Your alcoholism or alcohol abuse, drug addiction or drug abuse or your consumption or use of intoxicating liquor, narcotics or drugs (except drugs administered by or taken in accordance with the advice of a registered medical practitioner); Your deliberately self- inflicted injury or illness (including suicide or attempted suicide), whilst sane or insane. we will not pay for your directly or indirectly taking part in a criminal or illegal act; your taking part in a riot, civil commotion, strike or lockout; your period of nuclear radiation; or your connection with terrorism. your war or warlike activities Glossary ‘war or warlike activities’ means war (including war service), hostilities or warlike operations (whether war be declared or not), military activity (other than normal peacetime activity), rebellion, civil war, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power, invasion, act of foreign enemy or popular or military rising. ‘registered medical practitioner’ means a person who is legally entitled to practice medicine by virtue. ‘self-employed’ means you are employed by yourself over which you or an immediate family member of yours can exercise control. ‘terrorism’ means (a) biological, chemical, radioactive, or nuclear pollution or contamination or explosion; or (b) controlling, preventing, suppressing, retaliating against, or responding to any act referred to in (a) above. ‘nuclear radiation’ means ionising radiation or contamination by radioactivity from any nuclear fuel or nuclear waste, from the combustion of nuclear fuel (including any self-sustained process of nuclear fission), or from any nuclear weapons material. ‘totally disabled’, ‘total disability’ and ‘total disablement’ means you have suffered. ‘premium’ means the amount paid. Eddie Paterson Eddie Paterson teaches scriptwriting at the University of Melbourne. He is a managing co-editor of Five Islands Press. Some of his poems can be found in the chapbook gameshow.gameshow. More by Eddie Paterson 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 9 June 20239 June 2023 · Aotearoa / New Zealand Ko wai mātou—we are water Hana Pera Aoake Dr Huhana Smith Dr Huhana Smith and cousins have spent the last twenty years focussing on the restoration of her ancestral coastal land and waterways at Kuku Beach, near Levin, in Aotearoa/New Zealand, using biochar—the carbon-rich remains of slow-burned wood. Smith and her collaborators use biochar not only as a tool for land restoration, but also as an artistic medium. Their work is critical for thinking about what is possible when Māori communities have control of their cultural and spiritual bases. First published in Overland Issue 228 8 June 2023 · Technology ‘AI’ and the quest to redefine workers’ autonomy Rob Horning The phrase artificial intelligence is a profoundly ideological way to characterise automation technologies. It is an expression of the general tendency to discuss technologies as though they were ‘powerful’ in and of themselves—as if power weren’t a relative measure of the different capacities and prerogatives of social classes.