When we speak of LOVE, do we draw vocabulary from classical literature or from its challengers? Do we restrict whatever hides behind this four-lettered word to those closest to us, or embrace invisible beings that exist only in computer code? Complete with a sizzling cover depicting the Sun, the new issue of THINK delves into various trajectories love can take as it storms into chaotic, imperfect human lives.
Flipping through the pages of THINK, you will learn about passion projects brewing within families and communities – how a daily mode of movement becomes a research interest, how wanderlust meets the primordial sense of smell, and how a simple sketch turns into an engineering feat. You will also observe what happens when love begins to harm the very objects of its affection – children who strive to be independent, partners who just want to restore their self-esteem, and landscapes that fall victim to their own beauty.
Yet apart from difficult topics like domestic violence and political apathy, THINK also discusses the science of emoji, user-led motorcycle design improvements, applications of quantum physics, and a promise of independent power generation. As usual, engaging articles go hand in hand with captivating photography, cute illustrations, and deeply intimate paintings.
If you have not picked up a copy of THINK 29, the latest issue of the University of Malta’s research magazine, at the Msida Campus or in newsagents around Malta and Gozo. You can go through online version the THINK website, on Issuu and follow THINK on Facebook.