* Date : 2018-11-29
Money Monster Episode 26
Techno-art, collaboration of technology & art
Art has been closely connected with a long history of mankind. And it has recently faced significant changes by applying advanced technologies. A lot of artists have created various artworks by using VR devices and tools, and they have overcome the limitations on expression. Artist Lee Jang-won has created artworks that deliver a message to the audience by making each part move constantly, based on the software he developed. Moreover, advanced technologies can contribute to strengthening the fancy elements of the artistic field. A live drawing performance, which shows the process of creating artworks, has recently opened up a new genre by using VR devices. Artist Yeom Dong-kyun has created a new art market by providing a live drawing performance at a virtual space. Collaboration of art and technology has been introduced to a variety of performances as well. The audience can enjoy a realistic hologram musical even when the actors and actresses who appear in the show are not in the same space. And people can enjoy high-quality musicals without being limited by time and space. We explore a variety of changes that advanced technologies have brought to the artistic field.
Smart clothing, combination of fashion and ICT
High-tech wearable devices have been applied to smart clothing. A variety of cutting-edge technologies have been applied to different types of clothing including tops and bottoms, caps and shoes. As it has embedded sensors and micro-chips, it can sense the neighboring environment and provide related information. Also, the number of patent applications on the special textiles, which can be used for the production of smart clothing, has continuously increased. Along with the changes in the fashion market, a lot of fashion brands have released smart clothing which can be used for various purposes. A variety of functional clothing for different seasons has been introduced and it has captivated the tastes of consumers. Considering the growing demand for smart clothing, diversified types of products which can be applied to a wide range of areas including safety and sports have been developed. Therefore, a lot of researches on special fabric materials have been actively promoted in the domestic market, including a conductive fiber and a new-material fiber which responds to a touch. Thanks to the development of high-tech textiles, diversified materials have been used for smart clothing and more comfortable clothing with improved durability has been developed. We report on smart clothing, which has given a boost to the fashion industry along with the collaboration between advanced technologies and high-tech fibers.
Expansion of blockchain technology to offline sector
Blockchain has emerged as a technology that will lead the financial sector in the future. It used to be confined to the online sector, but along with the improved transparency and safety, the technology has been introduced to the offline places and it has brought about various changes to the service market. Financial industry is one of the areas that has shown great interest in the field. And an increasing number of companies have been established to support the entering of the financial businesses to the cryptocurrency market. Also, blockchain technologies have been introduced to offline stores and built an entirely new ecosystem. The technology has been applied to the service that helps customers accumulate points when visiting cafes or stores. Customers and store owners can share data and they can gain profits as well as advertising effects at the same time. A cafe, which enables visitors to experience blockchain more conveniently, has been introduced. And it has contributed to the popularization of blockchain. It looks like a normal cafe, but the screen provides diversified information on cryptocurrencies. We introduce the expansion of blockchain technologies which are expected to bring about a paradigm shift to the domestic economy.