Spectators were made privy to a unique blend of art and technology on the first evening of m.i.l.a.p 2019. Read on to learn more about artist Vinay Hegde’s VR-infused performance, Cosmic Splash.
Spotlight by AAINA Dramatics was held on 22nd September in the library auditorium. The sublime mixture of light entertainment and intense theatrics, kept the audience enraptured throughout the whole eight-play event.
With recruitment for various clubs and students projects set to take place over the next few days, it is crucial to make an informed decision while joining a club. On 10th September, Leaders of Tomorrow brought some of Manipal’s finest student bodies on one platform, to provide freshers with an overview of the clubs Manipal has to offer.
On 4th August 2019, students and staff from across MAHE gathered near Malpe in an attempt to raise awareness about sexual abuse. Manipal Runners’ Club organised the beach run in support of victims as part of a global campaign against sexual violence by Claire McFarlane.
In a revolution for greater self-determination, the climate of social upheaval has persisted in Sudan for the last few months. Despite the mass killings of protesters, the Sudanese people have continued to fight for a stable, democratic government.
Participants at Radioactive tickled the judges’ funny bone with their witty and humorous voice-overs for the muted movie clippings shown. As the event proceeded, the movie plots flipped and morphed into hilarious and unrecognisable parodies of themselves.
Ganesh Nayak, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics & Instrumentation, shares his journey of self-discovery in his newly released book that highlights his bicycle ride into the Himalayas, tracing roads not taken and his ascent out of addiction.
The Psych Club hosted a seminar discussing regression therapy, a controversial form of psychological treatment that involves hypnosis. The event elaborated on the vast connections between one’s experiences, mind and body, and the experiences of a few individuals that led to the popularisation of this form of therapy.
The Data Science Club conducted a workshop on 2nd February that dwelled into a subtler field of AI—Natural Language Processing. The event explored the nitty-gritty of the machine learning behind NLP through an intuitive lecture session along with a practical model.
Videos of Obama bad-mouthing Donald Trump, fake pornographic images of celebrities, and Nicholas Cage in a Superman movie clip are some of the content available online courtesy DeepFake. The algorithms behind this, GANs, while a huge breakthrough in deep learning, represent a serious risk of destroying lives through the lies that it can propagate.