Thanks to the advent of social media, art in the Philippines
is now no longer confined to the dry galleries of yesteryears. Instead, you can
take a look at some of the best contemporary art in the Philippines by simply
opening an app on your phone, or by hopping over to your nearest art fair.
Philippine arts and culture are more accessible now than ever, and there’s
never been a more exciting time to be an art enthusiast in this country.
The public has long had a fascination with artistic works, and you can see that art is now moving beyond the standard museum fare. In the Philippine art history timeline, no other era has had as much variety, both in medium and in the artists themselves, as this one. Whether you look at visual art, video art, performance art, or any other style in the Philippines, you’ll more likely than not find a Filipino artist making waves. To familiarize yourself with the modern art scene in the country, here’s a list of Philippine artists and their works below.
Living in the digital age has brought changes to our
lifestyles and societies that are both unprecedented and unexpected. In the span
of a few short decades, we have completely altered the way we communicate,
create and distribute knowledge, and even how we conceptualize security and
privacy. While many of these changes are simply the natural progression of
technology, there are others that require further efforts to understand.
In this article, Daydreaming in Paradise will take at the
blockchain, a fairly new concept that promises to revolutionize information
databases, and what that means for the Philippines
If you haven’t been living under a rock the past few months,
you’d know that we’re only a few hours to the opening of one of the most
anticipated movies of all time. Philippine comic book fans, geeks, and casual
moviegoers all over the country are preparing to sit down to the final
installment to the current story arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers: Endgame. If you haven’t
bought your premier ticket yet, are killing time until your showing, or really
have been living under a rock, then take a look below at this brief
backgrounder into the movie event of the season.
While our concept of theater might be the traditional plays
and musicals, the reality is that the performing arts are constantly evolving. Technology
is one aspect, with productions continually pushing the envelope when it comes
to the technical aspects of the staging. However, much of that development also
has to do with performances and direction. Immersive theater is a currently
expanding frontier in the local theater scene, and it’s something for both
longtime fans and new enthusiasts to take note of. Here’s a look at what
exactly immersive theater means, and where you can try it out in the Metro.
As the old saying goes, women hold up half the sky. So much of human culture, society, and economics wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the seen and unseen contributions of women throughout history. Even beyond creating new life, women have opened new frontiers in science, literature, the arts, and politics. Who can forget the work of Marie Curie, or the bravery of Gabriela Silang?
What women have done for society is impossible to quantify,
but it’s important to honor them anyway. Thus, to close off March and Women’s
Month, take a look at these five Filipina women who are making waves in their
Living in the information age
means you have an abundance of newfangled inventions available. A computer in
your pocket, a small robot to vacuum your floors, a car that can park on its
own— all of these things used to be dreams of science fiction, but in the 21st
century they’re all very real. Technology and connectivity is changing the very
way we live, and probably the best example of that is also the newest frontier
in tech— the smart home.
When you’re working in the city, there’s no more familiar
sight than that of the local Starbucks. True, there are probably a thousand
different coffee spots in and around the Metro, with all sorts of offerings.
But when it comes to Starbucks, at least you can be sure what you’re getting
into. When you need to grab a quick caffeine fix before work, or recharge in
between meetings, this is one place where you can get your old favorites with
However, sometimes your usual coffee order won’t cut it, and that’s when the Secret Menu comes in. These are “off” the menu drinks, and need a bit of digging around to find. Starbucks’ secret menu has been well-popularized, to the point that fans have even curated a website guide to the Secret Menu items. If you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous on your next coffee run, here are some of the items you might want to try.
Living in a predominantly Catholic country like the
Philippines means that a lot of your daily life is influenced by religion. The
Christmas season in this country famously lasts several months, big events like
the Translacion can derail an entire workday or two, and every Friday of Lent
means no meat or chicken anywhere.
According to this article in Crosswalk, Lent for Roman Catholics is a period of fasting in preparation for the sacrifice of Easter, when Jesus Christ finally gave up his life for humankind. The forty days correspond to the forty days Jesus spent in the desert being tempted by the devil. To symbolize his sacrifice, people tend to give up specific things during the Lenten period. There’s also a rule about fasting every Friday, which means less than three meals and no meat.
Exercising your faith is a human right, but it can be pretty
tough to keep thinking of meals without meat for a whole forty days. Here’s a
short list of restaurants that have what you can eat, and where to find them.
According to the Tate Museum, digital art was a term that was first coined in the early 1980s. This was the period when engineers first put together a simple paint program known as AARON that would then be used by Harold Cohen, a pioneering digital artist who used AARON to paint on large pieces of paper. The technology soon evolved, and now there are highly sophisticated programs like Adobe Photoshop that can help artists push the medium even further.
With the popularity of digital art comes a few downsides. One
in particular is that unlike a sketchbook, digital artists couldn’t exactly
bring around their computers and CPUs when they head out. Luckily, we’re
entering an age where that won’t be a problem. Tons of companies are now
putting out tablets and tools that artists can now use on the go, and below
you’ll find a shortlist of some of the best.
While most of the impacts will be felt by the UK itself,
other nations are bracing themselves for what will happen once the UK’s exit
from the European Union is finalized. And as governments hash out macroeconomic
policies and treaties, the consequences of these decisions hit hardest at the