Virtual Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted in-person plays nationwide since last spring, but a local performance company called Heist recently collaborated with other Canadian theatre companies to showcase Frequencies: a play presented entirely in virtual reality.  “There is no footprint and the possibilities are endless,” says Sylvia Bell, the virtual reality operator and production manager for Frequencies. “There’s no ending in what we can do to make entertainment, to make art and…

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Despite countless opinion pieces written about the difference between vulnerability and weakness, our society continues to link the two ideas together. Humans fear others will take advantage of our fragility or point ridicule at us. We take countless measures to hide embarrassing moments, childish hopes, nightmares and extravagant fantasies from even our closest friends. This is why new year’s resolutions become less and less popular as years go by.

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Editor’s note: This piece was first published in an online issue of the Dalhousie Gazette (issue 5, volume 153). The following version has one additional poem than the original piece. doodles  i wonder what this whole growing up thing is like   the similarities between my old self and this hurried, charcoal sketch of a college girl …

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stress

Internalized capitalism suggests individuals grow to equate their productivity with their self-worth. This can lead to harmful ideas about how to be successful: late-night study sessions, self-imposed stress, sacrificing healthy eating, neglecting sleep, daily unachievable work goals and more.

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Although it may not appear evident, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world of fashion from a space of glamour to a space of economic bankruptcy.  Although it may not appear evident, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world of fashion from a space of glamour to a space of economic bankruptcy.  Unprecedented changes  Because buyers are staying indoors to avoid the virus, massive retail stores,…

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