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Monday, 20 June 2022

Spiderhead depicts a prison where inmates are given experimental meds + How to “build a second brain” with technology

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Spiderhead is one of Netflix’s big new movies for the summer: Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller — a duo that is easy on the eyes — play inmates in a remote prison that doubles as a research center for a pharma company testing its experimental meds. These meds hone in on certain emotions such as love, happiness, fear, and darkness, sometimes forcing prisoners to experience horrible events in their heads. The movie is quite dystopian and has an overarching sinister feel that is often abruptly interrupted by lighter, more whimsical scenes. We’re not sure how we feel about that element of the movie, but The Verge puts it best, describing it as “jarring tonal whiplash.” The plot sees Teller’s character question the intentions of the pharma company and start to investigate from within the prison, only to discover a conspiracy that the inmates are all pawns in. The film starts out strong, but doesn’t end on quite the same note. It’s nonetheless interesting and presents a new take on the typical dystopian flick.

No football games in sight, folks.

But there is news- Chelsea FC’s chairman Bruce Buck is stepping down after his 19-year tenure, following Todd Boehly’s takeover of the football club, reports Goal. The American lawyer’s tenure saw the Blues take hom 18 trophies. He will now move into a senior advisory role with the club starting from the end of the month.

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Today is the last day to check out the Framing Life photo exhibition at the Kodak Passageway in downtown until 9pm. The exhibition features works by 12 Egyptian students who completed the Danish School of Media and Journalism photojournalism course, with the event organized by the Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Initiative.

It’s a Linkin Park tribute night at ElSawy Culturewheel today, with Figure09 performing some of the band’s most beloved songs on stage at 7pm.

The Greek Campus is kicking off The Junction: Meet The Creative School tomorrow, where leaders from creative industries will debate some of the field’s most urgent topics and share their expert insights on how to grow the local creative field. The event will take place at 6-9pm tomorrow.


Building a Second Brain outlines how you can use tech to enhance your daily functions: With everyone subjected to so much information every day in real life and virtually, it can often feel like an overload to your brain. However, technology provides us with digital tools that can keep note of things, remind us of events, and help prioritize our days, making us feel less bombarded and giving us more time to think. Author Tiago Forte suggests using apps and notes to notice patterns in yourself and document your thoughts in a way that could lead you to better yourself and create something out of it. “To properly take advantage of the power of a second brain,” he says, “we need a new relationship to information, to technology, and even to ourselves.”

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