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SAM Art Dose

  • Sat & Sun, 19 & 20 Aug 2023

  • SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

  • 1PM–5PM

Take some time out and join us on a journey to connect, explore and reflect, alongside artists and newfound friends. SAM Art Dose integrates art into larger conversations about how to live better, and with wellbeing as our primary focus.

This edition of SAM Art Dose features Mind Peek, an experiential presentation that looks into how humans express and observe their emotions. Join us at SAM for an immersive encounter with technology as we use it to explore emotions and wellbeing.

Mind Peek is a project developed under Museum Alive, a joint studio offered by the NUS Engineering Design and Innovation Centre, Industrial Design and Architecture, that seeks to push the boundaries of museum experiences. This is the first collaboration between NUS College of Design & Engineering and SAM.

The presentation of Mind Peek is the result of a collaboration between Joanne Chandini Joseph, Jay Ng Yu Zhe, Janessa Song, Srikesh Sundaresan and Lucas Tay, under the guidance of NUS and SAM.

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[Talk] Emotions and the Digital World Sam
[Talk] Emotions and the Digital World

[Talk] Emotions and the Digital World
Sat, 19 Aug | 4pm | Main Deck, Level 3

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Emotion: from the French word émotion, from émouvoir (“excite”), based on the Latin word emovere, from e- (variant of ex-, meaning “out” ) + movere (“move”)
情感 – 情: affection | 感: feeling
உணர்ச்சிகள்: feelings/emotions | உணர்: feel (verb)


Human emotion is a complex sequence of neurological changes that can influence our mood and temperament.


How do you define, translate and measure emotions? What vocabulary and tools are necessary to effectively speak about and decipher emotions? Can technology play a part in improving the way we read emotions and relate to each other?


Join the panel discussion, Emotions and the Digital World where three guests with a diverse range of expertise and experience share their observations and understanding of the role emotions play in the human condition.


About the speakers

Andrea Fam is an independent curator. Her past research was primarily on the contemporary art of mainland Southeast Asia, with particular focus on practices from Cambodia, where she conducted fieldwork to explore how the history of the land continues to inspire and inform everyday Khmer beliefs. Her current research looks at wellbeing in relation to the systems and spaces that support it.


Assoc Prof Khoo Eng Tat is an Associate Professor at the Engineering Design and Innovation Centre and Principal Investigator of the Immersive Reality Lab at the National University of Singapore. With a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, he empowers students to reimagine the future by harnessing the transformative potential of AI, virtual and augmented reality, and emerging technologies.


Dr George Radics is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the National University of Singapore. As a trained lawyer, he teaches the law and justice and deviance courses in the department. Over the past decade, he has also taught the sociology of emotions and the classical sociological theory courses, both of which concern how we understand emotions and the role they play in our social lives. His manuscript Emotional Filipinos: The American Myth of the “Lazy Native” and Islamic Separatism in the Philippines is currently in press and is the culmination of almost two decades of research and work in the fields of sociology of emotions and race, and decolonial theory.


Moderated by

Dr Lim Chye Hong is an art historian by training, with many years of experience in the museum and heritage sector, including curatorial, programming and leadership positions in Australia and Singapore. A specialist in Chinese art with sound knowledge of Australian and Contemporary Art, Dr Lim is currently Head of Education, Programmes and Access at Singapore Art Museum.

[Insights] Mind Peek—A Guided Experience Sam
[Insights] Mind Peek—A Guided Experience

[Insights] Mind Peek—A Guided Experience
Sat, 19 Aug | 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
Sun, 20 Aug | 1.30pm, 2.30pm


Join one of the creators of Mind Peek as they guide you through the experiential presentation and share about the behind-the-scenes process.

[Insights] Ask Me Anything Sam
[Insights] Ask Me Anything: The Creators and Curator of Mind Peek

[Insights] Ask Me Anything: The Creators and Curator of Mind Peek
Sun, 20 Aug | 4PM


Wondering how effective collaboration takes place? Hear from the creators and curator of Mind Peek as they share about their experience in conceiving, developing and executing their project. From communication to coding, learn firsthand how they navigated the complex nature of collaborative work.

[Drop-in Activity] Swatches of Emotions Sam
[Drop-in Activity] Swatches of Emotions

[Drop-in Activity] Swatches of Emotions
Sat, 19 Aug | 1PM–5PM
Sun, 20 Aug | 1PM–5PM


The colour red connotes anger; blue, sadness; black, fear; and green, disgust. Do you associate the same colours with these emotions? Drop by SAM’s Engine Room to contribute to Swatches of Emotions, our activity wall that welcomes you to match different emotions with the coloured cards provided. The activity seeks to deepen our understanding of the association between colour and emotion. All art materials will be provided.