DISPATCH.MADEBYAL

By Al Ibrahim

I'm a writer, photographer, filmmaker, and an all-around creative enthusiast based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. On the first Monday of every month (more or less, but more and more less these days), I send out a dispatch of some of the best things I've read, made, watched, learned, and listened... Read more

I'm a writer, photographer, filmmaker, and an all-around creative enthusiast based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

On the first Monday of every month (more or less, but more and more less these days), I send out a dispatch of some of the best things I've read, made, watched, learned, and listened to in the previous month.

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Seeing, But Only Partially

Hidden all the way at the back of the Istrian Health Centre in Pula, is a tiny section consisting of three rooms called The Medical Clinic for Tourists. One room had a nurse, and the other two had one doctor each. One of the doctors was in a wheelchair.If you…

 
#4・

The Anti-Heartbreak Function

The VariablesThere's too much noise in the data of human relationships. So for an algorithm to have a shot at succeeding, I'll need a concise way of expressing all the relevant information symbolically. What I need, is a formula.And for that, I had a call out…

 
#3・

This Might Not Be For You

The video -- which was posted on the official Singapore government Youtube channel -- is a high-production PSA in the form of a music video of a Chinese uncle urging Singaporeans to go get vaccinated. It's very colourful. Sleek. Has matching sets that keep ch…

 
#2・

Money, Power, and People

They did not give me a reason. And when I asked the person at the counter in one of the branches, they didn't seem to know what I was talking about. After a bit of googling, I found out that it might have something to do with a new anti-money laundering initi…

 
#1・

Welcome to the Dispatch

I watched Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman over the weekend, and one of the things that stood out to me -- apart from the digital de-ageing which is as impressive as it is confusing -- is the fact that a lot of the characters in the film (which are all based on…