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Is art tailored for Instagram?

Is art tailored for Instagram?

Arts, culture, Design, Entertainment, Exhibition
4.2 billion is the figure that represents how many times people press the button “like” on Instagram each day. The social media platform’s impact on every sphere of our society is huge and art is no exception.   Instagram is often seen as the prime social media for narcissism, but in art, researchers have demonstrated the numerous positive aspects of the site. The social network changes how we interact with art and even shapes our visits to museums, but it is not a bad thing. In fact, institutions are now promoting their exhibits on social media. And why not when this technology can reach a broader audience and can give everyone the possibility to access art easily? A study led by Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art showed that people shared posts where they were immersi
Make your own burger or pay the price

Make your own burger or pay the price

Food, Lifestyle
According to a global study by Mercer, London is officially in top 20 most expensive cities in the world for expats to live in. How does this fit in the busy life of a student? After a long day spent between trying to meet deadlines and working late hours to pay the rent, one can't be expected to have the energy to cook a proper meal. Unless you want to have cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the most hassle-free option is eating out. Student Money Survey has recently published an article which can help us get an essence of what the true cost of getting a degree in the UK is. According to the survey, 78% of students are worried about making ends meet and while most of them are worried about money, some can't even afford to eat or drink. Therefore, 11% of students turn to gambli
The student guide to white wine

The student guide to white wine

Food, Lifestyle
I know I’m not the only who has said that "Wine tastes like vinegar.” But that all changed when I went to Wanderlust Wine Over Water Festival, a wine tasting on the River Thames. With over 25 different varieties of wine on a swaying boat, this tasting isn't for the faint-hearted. You could say I learnt a thing or two from wine experts. So sit back, relax, and follow this step-by-step guide to how to go from “Ew this is vinegar” to “Oh sweet, sweet nectar”. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJaVA22j01p/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet Step one: Start off low A brilliant low-alcohol (11.5%) beginner is this Colombard. Priced at £9.40, it is definitely student-friendly, for those nights when you and your roommates want a cosy night in. Colombard is not a widely known grape
London student quits uni house for a boat

London student quits uni house for a boat

Featured, Society
Being a student in London is tough. Sure there’s the nightlife, restaurants, galleries and more - but how are you supposed to enjoy any of it when you’ve got no money? Back in 2010, the NUS published figures indicating that the average annual cost of living for a student in London was £13,388. And with inflation, this number will only have gone up. So what did UCL student Claude De Rijke-Thomas do when the contract for his student house in Camden expired back in June? Naturally, he started renting a boat. “Everyone from the house had different ideas and different budgets so, and this sounds really strange and crazy, I kind of wanted to live either on a boat or up a tree.” De Rijke Thomas said, enthusiastically, “I do a lot of climbing so I thought it might be feasible living in
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