By Lavinia Mo HONG KONG (Reuters) - The new H7N9 bird flu virus can be transmitted between mammals not only via direct contact but also in airborne droplets, and may be capable of spreading from person to person, Chinese and American researchers have found. A study published in the journal Science and presented at a briefing in Hong Kong on Friday found that three ferrets - an animal often used for research on flu - that were in the same cage as ferrets infected with H7N9 had contracted the disease. ...
"Diary.sg" by Jane Koh
In the project Diary.sg, the artist Jane Koh attempts to explore the online sociology and psychology of Singapore’s female Generation Y Netizens. Through interviews, photographs and augmented reality technology (in collaboration with Yee Miao Ling), Jane explores both their domestic and public persona. Her multimedia photographic installation allows the audience to travel into the cyber realm. Juxtaposing their online with off line reality, she hopes to question viewers about the presentation of identity and reality of today's digital age. Koh will be giving a short artist talk, along with the other photography major students, on May 4, 6 p.m. -10 p.m. at 2902 Gallery.
Singaporean director Anthony Chen described as “surreal” the 15-minute standing ovation that followed the world premiere of his debut feature film "Ilo Ilo" at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. Though the ending of the premiere couldn’t have been more perfect, the 29-year-old Chen said the beginning was quite “nerve-wrecking” as it was marred by technical glitches.