Can you picture it? A society without touch? Writing for RT, the communist philosopher Slavoj Žižek takes a stab at the fully digitized lifestyle that corona quarantine has accelerated.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world (Nelson Mandela). How you can help is first of all to listen and to educate yourself.
During lockdown in the United Kingdom, an obscure YouTube channel featuring a soft-spoken middle-aged man and low production values has gone viral and now has people all over the world hooked on solving Sudoku puzzles. Feed your inner nerd and join a growing community of puzzle fanatics!
Who’s afraid of the end of life? Nowadays we all seem to be afraid of dying. The way we cope with the pandemic seems to say something about our tendency to hold on to life as long as we possibly can.
Missing theatre and have had enough of staring at a screen? Feel like reading, but fed up with novels? Try reading a script, or hey, if you’re up for it, rehearse something with your roommates.
Studying and graduating during a recession, let alone a global health crisis, will be challenging. Job vacancies are drying up, scholarships are being canceled, and you won’t even get to celebrate properly.
Several weeks ago the government organised an ‘appathon’ with the aim of launching a corona tracing app in record time. Experts complimented the government for the transparancy of the process, but were sceptical.
After WWI, the League of Nations was formed. It couldn’t prevent WWII. After that war, the UN was founded, along with the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and dozens of other global agencies. None of them prevented the advance of climate change, the 2008 global recession, or 2020’s coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Kathryn Harkup has produced a fascinating podcast on the science behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for SG. Have a listen and learn about gruesome experiments with electricity, grave robbing for profit, and the quarantine-like isolation in which Shelley wrote her famous novel.
Operadagen Rotterdam produces the six episode online opera Home Sweet Home. Together 100 Rotterdam artists show a versatile and colourful image on the streets of Rotterdam in this cross-over project.