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Jeff McAllister

Chasing the Dream at N/A

North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Professional Bio

I’m a writer, photographer, and masters of engineering student with a focus on humanitarian engineering. I’m drawn to stories that explore how science can improve our relationship with the planet.

Recent Activity

  1. Jeff McAllister added a comment on Recalling Peter Matthiessen
    I'm relatively new to Matthiessen's work but since picking up The Snow Leopard in November I've been converted quickly. This is one hell of a eulogy to a great role model, in prose and in life. Also:…
  2. Jeff McAllister added a comment on The Rise of the Tortoise Mafia
    I'll risk being the dude that flogs Madagascar to death (although after 'The Year of Myanmar' I don't feel that bad, really) I adored this recent @Maptia piece by Aaron Gekoski, who not only has a bri…
  3. Jeff McAllister added an article The Rise of the Tortoise Mafia
  4. Jeff McAllister added a comment on Why You Should Never, Ever, Catch a Train in Europe
    @hitriddle @eurapart I sort of agree with both of you here. Nate's snark is great and his posts are loaded with the type of exaggeration that's best taken with a gain of salt. That said, there are tim…
  5. Jeff McAllister added a comment on Melodies for Lemurs: Skateboarding Madagascar
    @hitriddle Agreed! In fact, it's the lack of a narrative throughlines that often has me unplugging from the glut of travel-porn and info-tainment out there. They also did one in Kyrgyztan a while back…
  6. Jeff McAllister added a comment on Other Ways of Being
    I loved this story when I first read it and am so glad Jody's gorgeous photo essay is getting another boost on @Maptia. Also worth mentioning: I reached out to her before heading to Madagascar last N…
  7. Jeff McAllister added a comment on Melodies for Lemurs: Skateboarding Madagascar
    Say what you will about their cough-syrup energy drink, Red Bull Media has always been pretty bang-on when it comes to creative action sport flicks. They've been doing particularly wonderful things at…
  8. Jeff McAllister added a video Melodies for Lemurs: Skateboarding Madagascar
  9. Jeff McAllister added a comment on La Luz
    This was a very fun piece to read (especially as a fellow long-dash enthusiast.) And although this type of dense lyrical writing could be read by another as pretentious, I think this succeeds here bec…
  10. Jeff McAllister added a comment on Enter me, God.
    It's also much longer than a '1 minute read.' I believe Outbounding has some issues with @Maptia (Maptia)'s script. @jonnym1ller (Jonny Miller), any clue why this is?