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The Fine Line Between Advertising and Propaganda Explored Through Hong Seong-hye Artwork

The Fine Line Between Advertising and Propaganda Explored Through Hong Seong-hye Artwork

The first time I heard about the concept behind Hong Seong-hye paintings, I thought it was very interesting in its complexity. By analyzing propaganda art used during wars and for advertising, she created her own way of expressing her unique artistic intention. Born and raised in South Korea, Hong is a young artist who studied […]

Jeju Guide for Backpackers: Rocks, Wind and Haenyo

Jeju Guide for Backpackers: Rocks, Wind and Haenyo

Jeju is, by far, Korea’s most popular tourist destination. The Island had always been crowded with Chinese tourists, but lately, as tensions arose between China and Korea over THAAD, few Chinese have chosen to vacation in Jeju. Instead, travelers from Korea, Southeast Asia, America, and Europe have been increasing each year. Tourist organizations, seeing this […]

Seung Hwan Oh Artwork: Photography Meets Science

Seung Hwan Oh Artwork: Photography Meets Science

In a cozy bar near the Blue House, I met Oh Seung-hwan, also known as Tonio, a Korean photographer based in Seoul. While he was studying film at Hunter College in New York, he discovered his passion for photography. But Oh does not simply take photos. By focusing on making critiques against society and the […]

Communication in 21st Century: a Delicate Balance between Positive and Negative Aspects

Communication in 21st Century: a Delicate Balance between Positive and Negative Aspects

  In a relationship with an operating system. “I’ve never loved anyone the way I loved you”. This is a quote from Her, the movie directed by Spike Jonze in 2013. The main character, Theodore Twombly, declared so to Samantha, an intelligent computer operating system personified through a female voice. The movie won several prizes […]

Deathly Levels of Fine Dust Pollution: Immediate Dilemma for New President of South Korea

Deathly Levels of Fine Dust Pollution: Immediate Dilemma for New President of South Korea

The worst case of fine dust of 2017 blanketed much of South Korea on Saturday. The huge dust storm was first from Mongolia and then China. The National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) strongly suggested people avoid outdoor activities and for children and the elderly to stay indoors throughout the weekend. Consequently, the retail sector […]

The Dark Side of the Korean Education System and New Purposes for the Future

The Dark Side of the Korean Education System and New Purposes for the Future

Suneung, the most important test of your life The Korean school system is based on six years of elementary school (age 6-12), three years of junior high school (age 12-15) and three years of senior high school (15-18). What comes next is apparently the most important stage in life: the University entrance exam. South Korea […]

“For Vagina’s sake”: the Documentary that South Korea Needs

“For Vagina’s sake”: the Documentary that South Korea Needs

The taboo of the menstrual cycle In 2017, talking openly about menstruation is considered taboo in many places around the world. In some regions, it is even something to hide or to be ashamed of. In developing and underdeveloped countries, the use of rags and cloths as an alternative to pads is a common practice. […]

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