Heightened emotions on social media, convoluted and misleading articles released by unreliable media sources, and graphic images of disasters and fiascos shared by Internet users. If we were to base the current state of affairs solely on social media trends, the first half of the year has been predominantly hostile and/or depressing on both local and global standpoints. Is it a sad time to be alive?
For our August issue, we explore the theme of perception, which reminds me of Nietzsche who said, “All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.”
Inside, our editorial intern revisits George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 and discusses the power of language. Master craftsman Clifford Espinosa shares his philosophy on art and how he applies it to furniture design. Then, we sit down with critically-acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza and talk about his life behind the scenes, his thought process, and his most recent Cannes experience. He describes his vivid interpretation of real stories through films: “When you discover these [stories], it’s not only about the film but the experiences of the real people you’re dealing with.” Northern Living is published by Hinge Inquirer Publications. 4F Media Resource Plaza, Mola corner Pasong Tirad Street, Barangay La Paz, Makati City. Visit www.facebook.com/ northernlivingmagazine now. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @nlivingph. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at nliv[email protected] For advertising, email [email protected] This magazine was printed responsibly using recycled papers with biodegradable inks.