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Watchdogs is a new project that hopes to change people’s perception of stray dogs. By strapping cameras linked to a mobile phone app onto the chests of soi dogs, ad people Pakornkrit “Kak” Khantaprab, Chayada “Nokyoong” Sungtong and Satit Jantawiwat believe they can create a safer society that values its roaming, easy-to-spook homeless animals. Here, Kak and Nokyoong explain how their idea works.

Dermatologist Dr. Somyot Kittimunkong, 51, made headlines recently when he released his new book, Marijuana is Medicine That Cures Cancer, in which he advocates the use of marijuana to aid patients suffering from cancer—the no. 1 killer in Thailand for 13 consecutive years. Here, he chats to BK about the possibility of legalizing marijuana in Thailand for medicinal use. 

Juck Somsaman, 48, worked at one of America’s most reputed visual effects studios, Rhythm & Hues (involved in films like the Academy Award-winning Babe [1995] and, more recently, The Life of Pi [2012]) for 15 years before returning to Bangkok to open Monk Studios in 2009. While continuing to work on Hollywood films like Rango (2011) and George Lucas’s Strange Magic (2015), Juck has since taken on more jobs from Japan, as well as local projects like Khun Thong Daeng: The Inspiration (in cinemas now), an animated movie dedicated to HM the King’s beloved dog.

Artist Wuttin Chansataboot, 35, was the only Asian winner at this year’s Celeste Prize in Milan, an annual international contemporary art prize, for his multimedia project “The Metamorphosis of Self and Identity in Digital Era.” Here, he shares with us how a viral video sparked the philosophical concept behind his work.
Though they have been active for two years, Boom Boom Cash just achieved mainstream recognition thanks to their collaboration with rock legend Sukie Sukosol on his new single “Forever Young” as part of his Monkey Disco Boy EDM project. BK talks to Miew (vocals), Ae (sound designer), Ole (drums) and Kaek (rap and bass) as they gear up for the release of a new single this month.