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
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?
Written by Ooi Teck Chye Introduction I think it is fair to say that many people, at some point or another, have engaged in piracy in some form. It could be a song, movie, TV series or game, or even just a copy of a ridiculously-priced textbook you downloaded online. In this article, I want … Continue reading Opinion: Piracy and the “I Never Would Have Bought It” Argument
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
By Zulhaqem Zulkifli Introduction In this paper, I will attempt to show the utility of the dream motif in encouraging a scepticism of reality. I will first explicate the concept of the dream argument, allowing me to compare dream motifs in The Elder Scrolls and the Zhuangzi. This would be followed by a comparison between … Continue reading Essay: The Dream Motif – Zhuangzi and The Elder Scrolls
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
By Ooi Tech Chye Introduction In Moralizing Technology, Peter-Paul Verbeek argues that technology plays an active role in morality by shaping our moral decisions — it is a part of the world in which our moral decisions take place. He further argues that this implies two levels of agency; on a basic level, the agency … Continue reading Essay: From Computers to Consequentialism