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The Google Cultural Institute revealed its exhibition on Hanbok at the Google Big Tent event on October 30 at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam, Seoul.

Korean Cultural Heritage

1 November 2013 - 5:14pm
Matthew Weigand

Google announced that it has launched an online art exhibition of several thousand Korean cultural artifacts, works of art, and museum pieces on its Google Cultural Institute web site. The announcement was made by Amit Sood, director of the Google Cultural Institute, during his speech at its Big Tent event on October 30, at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam, Seoul. 

The exhibition is the result of extensive collaboration that the online search company has pursued with many different museums and art galleries in Korea, among them the National Museum of Korea. 


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Google CEO Eric Schmidt answers questions from Yang Young-eun, a news anchor for KBS, at a Fireside Chat during the Google Big Tent Seoul 2013 event on October 30 at Platoon Kunsthalle in the Gangnam district of Seoul.

Google CEO

1 November 2013 - 1:43am
Matthew Weigand

Google’s held its Big Tent Seoul 2013 on October 30 at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam. The event featured a Fireside Chat with Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, and his interviewer Yang Young-eun, a noted news anchor for the Korea Broadcasting System (KBS). In it he spoke about a variety of topics, from Android to Korean culture, the Korean alphabet of Hangul, meeting Psy, how to make another global sensation, and the future of the Internet.

Ms. Yang first asked him why Google had made a donation to a Hangul museum earlier that day. He responded by saying that he has always been...

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Google's Big Tent Seoul event was held from 2pm to 5pm.

Hallyu Wavefront

31 October 2013 - 6:17pm
Matthew Weigand

Google’s Big Tent Seoul 2013 event was held on October 30 at Platoon Kunsthalle in Gangnam. The event included a panel discussion titled “Korean Culture and the Internet,” which included Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Won Yong-gi, CEO of CJ E&M Film Division Jeong Tae-sung, Senior Producer at Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) Kim Hyung-joon, and Professor at Kyung Hee University Dr. Emanuel Pastreich. The panel was moderated by Ms. Yang Young-eun, a news anchor for KBS. 

Ms. Yang brought up many interesting questions about ways to use the Internet to bring Korean...

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The Oculus Rift booth was easily the most popular at this year’s Korea Games Conference on September 25, 2013.

Oculus Rift

27 September 2013 - 4:56pm
Matthew Weigand

The Korea Games Conference this year was held at the COEX Convention Center in Seoul. BusinessKorea was able to sit down with Aaron Davies, Director of Developer Relations for Oculus VR, and talk about their upcoming product, the Oculus Rift, and the future of virtual reality. The following are excerpts from the interview.

Where do you get your parts from? Are you working with Korean companies for the display technology?

Oculus works with various companies across the globe, including multiple display technology companies local to Korea. We have a rapidly...

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Dr. Emanuel Pastreich, left, listens to Dr. Ogan Gurel relate an anecdote about working for Samsung at the 10 Magazine Book Club hosted in Seoul on September 14. (Photo credit Stephanie Anglemyer/

New Renaissance

17 September 2013 - 12:13pm
Matthew Weigand

The 10 Magazine Book Club hosted a remarkable event on Saturday, September 14, titled “Seoul as a Mecca for the Creative Class in the 21st Century.” This open discussion about Seoul’s potential was led by Dr. Emanuel Pastreich and Dr. Ogan Gurel, both graduates of Yale and Harvard who have made Seoul their base of operations. 

Dr. Pastreich is a professor at Kyung Hee University and the director of the Asia Institute, a think tank dedicated to issues in technology and culture. Dr. Gurel, by contrast, is a director at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and a visiting...

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