At Light Years, we believe that inspiration can come from anywhere. Through Light Years Likes, we’ll be sharing a weekly round-up of our team’s favourite picks ranging from music, apps, design, podcasts, shows, events, article and more – providing a little insight into who we are and the way we think.
In this week’s edition, we learn about a virtual exhibition and performance, and the highly anticipated PS5.
1. Akira Virtual Exhibition
On now till Aug 30, the Virtual Akira Art Exhibition, presented by The Unusual Network in collaboration with Metamo Industries, features the work of artists from Singapore and the region inspired by Akira, the post-apocalyptic cyberpunk manga series and film. You can drop in to visit and learn more about each piece of work. There’s even the option to own the artwork, priced between S$250 and S$850 – tap “Purchase Artwork” and a copy will be printed and delivered to you.
Visit the Virtual Akira Art Exhibition here.
1. “Stand By Me” featuring 46 artists with disabilities from all over the world
Earlier this month, True Colors Festival rolled out a music video remake of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” featuring over 40 artists from around the world. The video, perhaps the first to feature such an international line-up of artists with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, comes in three variations: Standard cut, one with audio descriptions and another with International Sign. To find out more about the artists featured, read all about their inspiring stories and learn more about the challenges people with disabilities face during the pandemic, please visit truecolors2020.jp/en/standbyme.
3. Playstation 5
The Sony Playstation 5 (PS5) introduced this week, will be released only in the Holiday 2020 season, i.e., between October and December this year. You can play loads of games on the sleek, all-white PS5, including a new Spider-Man entry, a Horizon Dawn Sequel, a Demon’s Souls remake, a Resident Evil 8 and more to come. Everyone’s wondering how much the PS5 will cost and rumors peg its retail price at about US$499 (source: TechRadar).
Featured image: True Colors Festival/The Nippon Foundation.