UPIC: A Musical Instrument or A Drawing Device?

UPIC: A Musical Instrument or A Drawing Device?

UPIC (Unité Polyagogique Informatique du CEMAMu) is an electronic music program, where drawings are inputted onto a screen, and the resulting shapes and images are translated into sounds ... Read More
The Eco-friendly Traditional Tattoo of Mentawai

The Eco-friendly Traditional Tattoo of Mentawai

Introducing the traditional tattoo method of Mentawai. Two sticks and a needle, they rajah or hand-tap symbols and motifs unto the human body with natural ink—no electricity needed ... Read More
Gamelan Slonding

Gamelan Slonding

Gamelan Selonding is regarded as one of the oldest sets of gamelan that ever existed in Bali, even predating Gamelan Gambuh. This particular Selonding originates from Tenganan Pegringsingan Village of Karangasem, Eastern Bali, known as Bali Aga, indigenous Balinese (pre-Hindu ... Read More
Lontar, Balinese Sacred Manuscript

Lontar, Balinese Sacred Manuscript

Lontar is a traditional manuscript written on dried palm leaves; almost unknown to many, but it is perhaps one of the most crucial and oldest cultural manifestations of the Balinese people, dating back as far as 11th century in Tenganan ... Read More
Ernst Haeckel: The Great Nature "Plagiator"

Ernst Haeckel: The Great Nature “Plagiator”

There’s a scientific illustration book entitled "Art Forms in Nature" by Ernst Haeckel which depicted the mysteriousness shrouding the siphonophore - the "hidden" beauty of nature. Although it is an old book, the content within is undoubtedly timeless ... Read More
Global Warming and the Revival of Prehistoric Viruses

Global Warming and the Revival of Prehistoric Viruses

According to recent Google Search Trends, “Coronavirus" and “Virus" have become increasingly popular, and have now overtaken climate change related topics that were previously dominating the search engine. While many of us shun climate change as an issue and responsibility ... Read More
The Sound of Covid-19

The Sound of Covid-19

Would you ever think that, beside using microscopes, creating musical compositions could also help scientists in their pursuit of understanding the novel virus? ... Read More
Complications in Combating Environmental Deterioration and Coronavirus

Complications in Combating Environmental Deterioration and Coronavirus

On March 12, WHO declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic. With the virus on spotlight, climate change and green living are no longer “trending” topics, despite best efforts. Here are some example ... Read More
The National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts

[Jakarta, LTTW] It is all too well known that men throughout the ages have continuously objectified women, which has unfortunately also occurred within the arts. Issues surrounding the mistreatment of women in the art world keeps increasing; from gender pay ... Read More
Termites, the Instrument Maker

Termites, the Instrument Maker

[Jakarta, LTTW] The didgeridoo is a unique wooden trumpet “drone pipe" of Aboriginal origin, and many believe it to be made by termites. Yes, this is a fact! A genuine Didgeridoo is made from living trees (usually a young eucalyptus) ... Read More
Amazon “Wildfire”

Amazon “Wildfire”

[Jakarta, LTTW] The Amazon rainforest is burning. Scientists and environmental activists have said that the large number of wildfires could not be attributed to the natural phenomenon alone (dry season which ends around October or early November), it also must be ... Read More
World’s Indigenous Peoples International Day

World’s Indigenous Peoples International Day

[Jakarta, LTTW] Every August 9th, the UN commemorates the World’s Indigenous Peoples International Day. It is an important day knowing our Indigenous brothers and sisters are among minority groups, where they tend to be suppressed by the rule of the ... Read More