* Date : 2016-12-10
2016 Seoul International Choreography Festival
The 2016 Seoul International Choreography Festival was held in Jongno-gu, Seoul. Currently in its 25th year, the festival drew 43 teams of choreographers of all ages, nationalities and genres. This festival draws a high level of international interest as well, with 11 judges from around the world coming to meet elite choreographers in Korea. The winner is given a chance to perform on stages around the world, making it a golden opportunity for choreographers who wish to break into the global market. Meet the talented Korean choreographers at Seoul International Choreography Festival.
The Killer Content of Korea's Character Industry
Korea's character industry is in the midst of a renaissance. From mobile emoticon characters beloved by all generations to new characters employing new media, competitive characters continue to emerge as Korea's character industry grows each year. The character industry generates high added value in various fields. We took a look at how Korea's character industry is developing killer content, and analyzed the obstacles to be addressed in the future.
The average Korean slept just 7 hours and 49 minutes a night in 2014, the shortest record in the OECD. Busy and stressful lives have been leading to a steady rise in sleep disorders. This has created a newly rising industry called 'sleeponomics', made up of products like bedding and sleep masks, and services such as nap cafes. This industry was valued at 1.7 billion dollars last year and continues to grow, with the introduction of IT and mobile apps. Take a journey into the world of sleeponomics, the industry of
Earlier this year, Google's AlphaGo demonstrated to the world that A.I. can have an impact on almost any field. IBM's 'Watson' is already being employed in fields ranging from finance to medicine and law. Given a patient's symptoms, Watson can even present a diagnosis based on global medical data. Watson is also to be implemented at a clinic in Korea. Financial companies are incorporating robo-advisors that compile investment portfolios based on A.I. Amid these trends, Korea marked a world's first with Adam, an artificial intelligence merged with virtual reality. A.I. is at the center of the 4th industrial revolution. We took a look at how it's evolving along with various fields of technology.