Re­al­ity bites

Northern Living - - CONTENTS -

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.

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