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Is the Xbox Series X beating the PlayStation 5 in the console wars?

Is the Xbox Series X beating the PlayStation 5 in the console wars?

March 25, 2021
Gaming colleagues Faisal Salah and Michael Coetzee rate the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X based on how well they did since their release.
Lessons from setting a Guinness World Record

Lessons from setting a Guinness World Record

March 18, 2021
On March 2, Dubai resident Sean Burgess set off on an epic journey in his quest to claim a Guinness World Record for crossing all seven emirates of the UAE in as many days on foot, in a bid to support disadvantaged children in Uganda in collaboration with Adidas and Gulf for Good.

Burgess shares his rather harrowing experiences, and what he learned from them, with The National

Art and technology forging the future

Art and technology forging the future

March 16, 2021
The art exhibition is called not in, of, along or relating to a line. Its name suggests the beginning of something vast, beyond the linear and potentially multidimensional. Or maybe the opposite, something lacking a physical dimension altogether. Maya Allison, executive director of NYUAD Art Gallery, and curator and artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, began the task of collating the virtual exhibition. As parts of the world went into lockdown, so did NYUAD Art Gallery. There was no longer a physical space in which to interact with the work. 
While the world’s biggest museums and galleries began offering online tours and walkthroughs, NYUAD Art Gallery took a different approach. Its exhibition would not be one in which people could enter the gallery space virtually and tour it in 3D.

Instead, it would show works that are “born digital”, made specifically for the online world and tailored for the smartphone screen. Host Alexandra Chavez looks at the ideas culminating in this exhibition. We hear from curator Heather Dewey-Hagborg and artists Maryam Al Hamra and Lee Blalock.

How UAE citizenship will help scientists

How UAE citizenship will help scientists

March 16, 2021
The National’s Ramola Talwar Badam speaks to three scientists who have been granted the golden visa about their research in the UAE and what Emirati citizenship means to them.
Rediscovering art in Abu Dhabi

Rediscovering art in Abu Dhabi

March 9, 2021
When Maya Allison first came to the UAE as the founding executive director of the NYUAD art gallery, she was excited to see what type of art she would find here. Having studied at the prestigious Columbia University School of the Arts in Manhattan, the idea of stories and narratives that existed outside the vast and powerful New York art world always interested her. She discovered a depth of creativity and history in the capital that helped her build a community around the university gallery. 
How Covid-19 is disrupting art

How Covid-19 is disrupting art

March 2, 2021
As NYUAD Arts Centre’s 2019-2020 season came to a close, Bill Bragin, its executive art director, and his team began thinking about next season. Coronavirus shut down industries with a brutality that reverberated through the art world. The arts centre was fully aware of the economic impact the pandemic had on artists everywhere. There was the uncertainty about whether there would be in-person performances, but also the potential of working with the newly enforced online medium. The challenges for the art world were vast and varied. But as the world looked for outlets from the pandemic - to watch TV and films, read books, listen to music and much more - it was obvious that creative content was vital in this time of crisis
 
Host Alexandra Chavez looks at how some of the artists from the NYUAD Arts Centre programme tackled the challenges. We hear from 600 Highwaymen, Martha Redbone and Boom.Diwan.