The Journey of Truth: An Ecstatic Generation We are discussing a depiction of a mother. It is an ethnographic portrait, now manipulated, set against a fiery explosion. It has been sourced from various art blogs on the internet, and is now being exhibited at the Saskia Fernando Gallery. Muvindu Binoy is a visual artist and a cinematographer. The Holy Merchandise is the title of the exhibition that ...

The Journey of Truth: An Ecstatic Generation We are discussing a depiction of a mother. It is an ethnographic portrait, now manipulated, set against a fiery explosion. It has been sourced from various art blogs on the internet, and is now being exhibited at the Saskia Fernando Gallery. Muvindu Binoy is a visual artist and a cinematographer. The Holy Merchandise is the title of the exhibition that ...

Last week in Bangkok (23-26th March, 2015), at the invitation of the UN Development Group (UNDG) Asia-Pacific Secretariat, I had the opportunity to brief country heads and senior staff of UN agencies as well as from the Resident Coordinator’s office on how to leverage big data, for the data revolution needed to measure the progress in achieving the forthcoming Sustainable Development ...

A four-day course on broadband policy and regulation for Nepali participants commences in Nagarkot on the 28th of March. The course is the fourth in the series supported by Ford Foundation, and the first to be held outside India. It is co-organized with the Internet Society Nepal. The course seeks to enable members of Nepalese civil-society groups (including academics and ...

Document Freedom day – 2015 Have you ever felt so irritated for having so many different file types? Documents composed by one application cannot be opened from another. I wish there were universal file types. You have surely wished at least for once in your life, specially if you’re a Geek. There are about 1000+ file types and data transmitting protocols nowadays in computer field. We have ...

This April, we’ll be offering Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit. Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit and push you as a writer, while publishing posts that mesh with your blog’s focus. What is Writing 101? Writing 101 is a four-week course that runs from Monday, April 6, to Friday, May 1, 2015. Each weekday, you’ll ...

Framing the child in art A film with children is not necessarily a 'Children's Film'Some years ago, when I was working in a Sunday newspaper, I was asked to do a story about children’s literature. I as asked to interview some prominent writers about the status of children’s status. I remember what Ratna Sri Wijesinha said.‘What is sold as children’s literature is basically adult narratives ...

Billboards As Art: A ‘Flex’hibition They are often reduced to blurs of colour during a rush hour commute – part of the white noise. On a more leisurely day though, you might pause outside a cinema to ponder the billboards advertising movie times. After a few weeks, you might notice that one has been exchanged for another. The cycle continues. A new exhibition called Flex ...

Billboards As Art: A ‘Flex’hibition They are often reduced to blurs of colour during a rush hour commute – part of the white noise. On a more leisurely day though, you might pause outside a cinema to ponder the billboards advertising movie times. After a few weeks, you might notice that one has been exchanged for another. The cycle continues. A new exhibition called Flex ...

Reflections on the literary cosmopolite It is common in organizations that carry the ‘South Asian’ tag to toss in something Sri Lankan, Pakistani or Bangladeshi to make things seem not-just-Indian. This is particular seen in South Asian collectives outside the subcontinent, be it forums on development, trade, literature or traditional knowledge. It is not uncommon in the subcontinent either. Including the token ‘other’ to give ...

I saw a Goddess of Small Things at the GLF No, it was not Arundathi Roy, not in physical or metaphorical terms. I put down her book after reading about 20 pages out of sheer boredom. Perhaps I missed something by doing so, but hey, life neither sanctions nor forbids and missing things here and there does not mean we end up leading lesser lives. I don’t know what the ...

Full Agenda Announced for Festival of Media Asia Pacific Finally, it’s confirmed. I will be travelling to Singapore for the Festival of Media Asia-Pacific which will take place from 22ndto 24th March 2015 at Capella Singapore, Singapore.They have announced the finalized agenda for the conference and there are some exciting topics lined up throughout the two day conference.I’m particularly looking forward for some sessions, covering the emerging techniques in ...

February 29th: the Expose Forum 2015 Thursday, the 29th of February, was quite an eventful day for anyone attending the Expose Forum. Organized by the e-Club, the official student body of the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, this annual forum is the flagship event of the department – the main focus is on getting the industry to knock heads with the undergraduates and the ...

Discussions on net neutrality usually generate more heat than light. Based on her star turn at IGF 2014 in Istanbul where she sought to bring data from the trenches to the soaring abstractions that characterise the debate, LIRNEasia CEO has been invited to speak at a high-profile panel in Barcelona. The panel description.

EFFIES Sri Lanka Workshop Session on Programmatic Marketing Yesterday I delivered a presentation at SLIM Sri Lanka Effie Awards 2015 workshop powered by HP Print solutions. Organizers of the event wanted me to cover a topic somewhat futuristic for Sri Lankan context but yet realistic in global context. This was largely to go along with their theme for the day ‘strike big with digital world’s best kept secrets’. ...

Blurred brush strokes Interview with veteran cartoonist Bandula HarischandraThe main reason Sri Lankan artists, painters or cartoonists don’t get their due place in society is because they don’t stand together, opined veteran artist Bandula Harischandra, one of the pioneer cartoon storytellers in the country, in an interview with The Nation. “It’s a shame as well as a great disadvantage that artistes of our ...

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