Michel Reis of the Macau Arts Festival explains that an arts festival helps promote local arts and artists beyond being a tourist-related event. He paints some steps taken by the organizer in order not only to boost local and international tourism but also to improve the quality of local works.
Moby Dick is a whale, a whale of a book and a book that’s about more than a singular whale or whales. This novel by Herman Melville, published in the middle of the 19th century continues to be mandatory reading for those studying American literature. It’s opening sentence is canonical: “Call me Ishmael.” Find out why this work has garnered the reputation as a great American novel.
From the moment we’re born, we’re judged, praised and rewarded for what we know. And so much emphasis is placed on not just acquiring knowledge, but also on our ability to appear knowledgeable, in being able to relay that knowledge back to others. But as they say with food and exercise, you should take everything in moderation- and perhaps the same principle could be applied to knowledge. Because as Diana Renner explores in the book she co-authored called Not Knowing, we live in a world of uncertainty, complexity and volatility. And to survive and thrive, we might have to get comfortable with the notion of not knowing.
The National Higher Education Blueprint 2015 was introduced to change the landscape of higher education with a benchmark based on 5 aspirations: access, quality, equity, unity and efficiency. To get there, the Blueprint introduces 10 "shifts", with a focus on developing graduates in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) and in empowering public universities in terms governance. Today we explore the gaps in the Blueprint and ask if this well-laid plan will go the way of so many other plans because of a lack attention to how it will be implemented.This is a report by Muhammad Haniff Baharudin.
Tonight for the show we invited Comedian, photographer and beard connoisseur Prakash Daniel. Oh boy, there were a lot of laughs. If you listen carefully, you can hear the point where he tries to get Adeline to sniff his beard on live radio. We're sure that both their parents are proud. For the record Prakash scored 10 points on Smartypants!
Riz Rashid and Anna Maria shared their personal adventures figuring out how to reconcile creative passions with making a sustainable paycheck. We got them to share their personal journeys, asking whether the rise of artsy cafes and vibrant startup culture in Malaysia reflects a greater desire for businesses to bear the stamp of personal identity; and whether this creates a more conducive climate for artists to carve a niche out of their artistic services.