Stream time: 'Cahaya XR' digital adventures, detective audio drama


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In this audio drama, private detective Derek Kong takes on a curious case of a missing cyclist. A waitress brings the matter to the detective about the mysterious disappearance of a cyclist from social media.

Kong, who fantasises that he is a character in a 1950s noir drama, follows the clues that eventually lead to an infamous gang.

This two-part pilot episode, presented by the Theatre of the Mind, is set in the Taman Tun Dr Ismail suburb in KL.

It is directed by theatre actor/director Gavin Yap, who also plays the titular role. The cast includes Sharifah Amani, Anita Woo, Douglas Lim, Radhi Khalid, Natasha Mohdali, and Caleb Ng Kah Lok. The pilot episode is supported by the Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana), MyCreative Ventures and the Malaysian Creative Industry Stimulus Package (PRISMA).

The audio drama can be streamed for free via SoundCloud.


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In this special episode of Slovakia-based Malaysian dancer Jason Yap’s podcast, viewers can explore how intercultural exchange influences dance.

As a dancer for Divadlo Studio Tanca in Slovakia, Yap is in a unique position to shed light on this topic as someone who’s been based in Europe for the past three years. He will also talk about how some of the most critical aspects of the global dance market influenced his personal practice as a dancer.

More info here.

If you missed the on-site 'Cahaya XR: First Edition' exhibition that fuses local stories with immersive technology at the recent GTF 2022, you can still catch the virtual exhibition, which is available until Aug 31. Photo: HandoutIf you missed the on-site 'Cahaya XR: First Edition' exhibition that fuses local stories with immersive technology at the recent GTF 2022, you can still catch the virtual exhibition, which is available until Aug 31. Photo: Handout


Date and Time: Until Aug 31

Penang-based artists White Bones, Kabilan Murali Dharan and Ysabel Loh use the digital space to reimagine the island's traditional tales and heritage. The Pulau We Call Home by Loh is a digital art adaptation of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam, with explorable worlds and rooms.

White Bones' Kah Ki Lang is an augmented reality experience that explores the richness and diversity of the Straits Chinese Baba Nyonya culture, while Kabilan's Docking Days is a VR documentary that explores the stories from the old Penang ferry's decks. Cahaya XR: First Edition was first exhibited onsite at the 2022 George Town Festival last month.

Explore the virtual exhibition here.


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Yuzu Media's YouTube podcast returns with a new episode, this time featuring four Malaysian comedians.

Apshy Vimal, the host, speaks with Joanne Kam, Malaysia's Queen of Comedy, as well as Kavin Jay, Shaq, and Harresh AU. From their beginnings in the stand-up comedy scene to the challenges of being a comedian, this open and honest conversation aims to provide a different perspective on all things comedy.

The Woke Up Show is a product of the pandemic and debuted in May last year.

Virtual talk: The Brooke Government’s Forts In Sarawak, 1844-1938

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If you are a history enthusiast, here is a video to check out. The topic of this Badan Warisan Malaysia virtual historical series video is about the forts of Sarawak.

Dr John Ting, an architect, researcher and educator, shares an insightful talk about the design and construction of the Brooke government’s whitewashed timber forts in Sarawak by three successive Rajahs. These various forts represented modern approaches, and they appeared to contrast with vernacular and indigenous typologies.

"Their primary structure was often prefabricated in the capital, Kuching, before being shipped out with government carpenters for erection. While defensive, they also introduced modern institutions to newly acquired areas, such as courts, revenue, shipping and post offices, and dispensaries. However, the vernacular materials and construction of the forts clearly show the involvement of regional migrant and indigenous carpenters, suppliers and labour.

"While prefabrication and remote manufacture can be considered modern, the mobility of the large primary structure of some indigenous longhouses was employed for spiritual and agricultural purposes for centuries before the arrival of Europeans in Northwest Borneo. The regional carpentry traditions adopted for the forts were demountable and therefore appropriate for remote reconstruction," outlines the virtual talk's notes.

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