Summer Series 2018: Haikus of Difference — Poetics of the Other

Written by Zulhaqem Zulkifli A cool and wet night – Raindrops trickling down streetlights; A race in amber. I start this piece with a small personal indulgence in the above haiku verse inspired by the steady lull of the light pattering of fine strained rain, beating softly on the window panes. My musings under cover … Continue reading Summer Series 2018: Haikus of Difference — Poetics of the Other

Summer Series 2018: Could Confucian thought help us save our Earth?

Written by Chan Kei Nin, Illustrated by Ngiam Li Yi Economic concerns remain one of the largest obstacles that environmental protection efforts come up against, given our penchant for non-sustainable economic practices or practices which utilise non-renewable energy sources (which we often take to yield greatest utility for us). A conflict is frequently shown between … Continue reading Summer Series 2018: Could Confucian thought help us save our Earth?

Summer Series: What We Can Learn About Decision-making from Spec Ops: The Line

By Ooi Teck Chye What is Spec Ops: The Line? In a long-running video game series, Spec Ops: The Line, is the first release in 10 years. While the earlier titles were simple, straightforward military games, Spec Ops: The Line parades as one so it can really mess with your head. Instead of a review … Continue reading Summer Series: What We Can Learn About Decision-making from Spec Ops: The Line

Essay: On Interpretation – A Pluralistic Account of the Experience of an Artwork

By Ngiam Li Yi In this essay, taking the experience of an artwork to be an engagement with the artwork beyond just mere glances, I propose that there is no single way of experiencing an artwork, and that every experience of an artwork involves an encounter with the artist’s expression and a variable. This variable … Continue reading Essay: On Interpretation – A Pluralistic Account of the Experience of an Artwork