The culmination of a quest for knowledge and cultural exploration, Cosmic Children seeks to uncover the sublime from the mundane.
Curated and Produced by Tell Your Children Studios, each session seeks to uncover gems of unconventional wisdom from peculiar individuals through informal long form conversation; an honest introspection into the human experience.
Quest log | Episode 50 : Nicholas Ong
An insightful conversation with local painter and multimedia artist, Nicholas Ong.
Singaporean based artist Nicholas Ong (B. 1995) is a painter whose visual vocabulary is positioned within a lineage of contemporary abstraction driven by his interest in filmic language and the shifting moods and textures of cinematic tableaus. Ong’s practice is grounded in his exploration of the relationship between the two- and three-dimensional, and the rich, varied range of perceptions and sensations engendered by his experiments across both surface and space.
Nicholas has participated in exhibitions in Singapore and around the region and has been commissioned by the likes of Facebook, M.A.C. Cosmetics, The Singapore Art Museum, NOISE singapore and works with a variety of artists in different creative fields. In 2019, he participated in an Artist in Residence with the Balai Seni Negara (National Art Gallery Malaysia) and exhibited work during the Inaugural Triennial Singapore Malaysia Bilateral Cultural Showcase during Urbanscapes Malaysia.
His most recent exhibitions include "Flat" at Sullivan + Strumpf Singapore, and "Closer Than They Appear" and "Absurd Theatrics" at Yavuz Gallery.
Quest log - Episode 49 - Jedidiah Siah
An illuminating conversation with Jedidiah Siah, co-founder and director of AlterCulture Studios.
Jedidiah Siah is Co-founder and Director of AlterCulture Studios Pte. Ltd, which does game design consultation, education, and promoting the usage of games across non-gaming industries. He is also an Associate Trainer at Civil Service College (Singapore) for Game Design.
He has been researching and experimenting with the usage of games that explores social dynamics and cultures. He holds a B.A. in Game Design from DigiPen (Singapore Institute of Technology).
Quest log - Episode 48 - Richard Tat
A sitdown with Richard Tat, tattoo artist and son of Singaporean Tattoo Legend, Johnny Two Thumbs.
Richard, though pushing past the age where one would conventionally retire, is still as enthusiastic as ever about his craft - tattooing.
Richard speaks on his own history of the craft, and how things have changed around him through the decades.
His passion for the art of tattooing shines throughout the conversation, as he speaks on the early days of tattooing in Singapore, and to how the perception of the subculture has evolved over time.
Quest log - Episode 47- Fang & Anakie
A sitdown with Fang & Anakie, self-described furries who are enthusiastic about the furry fandom.
Fang & Anakie are self-described furries and speak about their interests in the fandom.
They speak candidly on their journey in the fandom & being a furry, as well as the misconceptions that individuals would have about the fandom and community.
Self-expression and creativity are the roots behind the furry community, as it creates a safe community of like-minded individuals to explore artistic ideas and their individual forms of art-making.
Quest log - Episode 46 - Gwen Guo
An insightful sitdown with Gwen Guo, co-founder of Imba Interactive and chairperson of the Singapore Games Association ( SGGA ).
Gwen is an outstanding individual, one on a mission towards building the proper foundation and a thriving ecosystem for the gaming industry within Singapore.
Her interests in music have led her to co-found Imba Interactive with her friends, a unique sound design studio serving the unconventional niche of providing professional sound design for games.
Gwen speaks passionately about her endeavours and her love for gaming, as well as the work she has in front of her as the chairperson of Singapore Games Association ( SGGA ), of which is on a mission to take on the role of primary trade association for the Singapore games industry while bolstering local industry growth in the game development and esports sectors.
Quest log - Episode 45 - Shaun Tan
A thoughtful episode with Shaun, the co-founder and CEO of Dreamcore, an innovative technology company based in Singapore.
Shaun is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for Dreamcore, an innovative technology company that builds next generation tools from bespoke cutting-edge computers and peripherals to enterprise solutions for high-end servers, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Driven by a passion for innovation and a desire to empower users with mindful technology, Shaun founded Dreamcore in response to the growing need amongst professionals and innovators for Personal Computers ( PCs) that are both high-performing and aesthetically pleasing.
A strong believer that the right tools can empower people to pursue their dreams and ignite inspiration and innovation, Shaun is responsible for driving the development of the company's short - and long-term strategy, crafting and implementing Dreamcore's vision and mission. His strength lies in managing strategic dialogues with new partners, engaging leadership and the team to offer world-class solutions to support the needs of industry-leading professionals, ensuring the best in performance and reliability.
Shaun has always been excited about technologies that break the mould, and this ethos shapes every Dreamcore product.