“Spawns are cute as they are evil.
I think I did most of my writing in sharing my opinion on why I think SMRT is approaching translation in the wrong way.
Interesting comments, one point I did not really address is the benefit that Mandarin translations give some commuters. If this is a benefit, perhaps SMRT should have been fair and make announcements in all the four major languages: English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.
But even then, would everybody be happy? When does it end?
At the end of the day, my point was simple, we should all be communicating on a general level, and that means using English. Not out of superiority, but practicality. It’s none of the races’ native languages, but it also seems that language, race and culture all go much deeper than that. That didn’t go so well with some of the commenters, but none of them addressed the disparity when it came to how our Malay and Tamil friends felt about not hearing train station names announced in their languages. Wouldn’t it benefit the elderly in their communities as well?
If you have an opinion, you should take part in the discourse.
Well, on to today’s Curated Day!
What do I think? Well, video games are definitely interactive, immersive and you do communicate within the borders of a virtual world, yet each experience of gaming is unique even if there is usually only one outcome. If it’s art, it’s probably one of the most visceral forms.
As a genre, videogames take our minds on journeys, and we can control and experience them much more interactively than passively – especially when they are well designed. So the creators of a game haven’t “ceded the responsibility” of their personal visions; rather, they allow a space for users to construct their own personal experiences, or ask questions as art does.
After reading the article, I couldn’t help but want to be there just to feel displaced.
The Chromosaturation creates an artificial environment composed of three color chambers: one red, one green and one blue, that immerse the visitor in a completely monochrome situation. This experience creates disturbances in the retina, accustomed to receive wide range of colors simultaneously.
Oblivion (Grimes Cover) – Slowwkid
Not usually one for covers, but I thought this was interpreted fascinatingly enough. Evokes the same ethereal vibe when hearing the original, but it’s different because it’s a male’s falsetto. And that’s what makes it spooky.
Genesis (Live @ Good Records) – Grimes
Sort of enamoured with Grimes at the moment. Same YouTube debates of talent vs. cuteness. Well, maybe she’s like my fascination with Uffie, and I am that shallow and skin deep.
Live on KEXP – The xx
Since you feature one hipster, you might as well feature two! I really did enjoy the second album by The xx, and it’s a pleasant setlist of songs and interviews. They really excel in intimacy, minimalism and just getting things across in as little as possible. I could learn a thing or two from them.