There was a man who lived most of his life in war. He left many masterpieces depicting the cruelty and violence of war. His tool to show war’s truth was a ‘Camera.’ Many people call him a brave war correspondent, but he was actually really afraid of war. Also, he was a great humanitarian known in modern society for his war correspondence. His name is Robert Capa. The year of 2013 marks the centenary year of his birth. Also, it is the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War by truce. Now, let’s look at the nearest war to us through Capa’s eye.
“I eat dinner alone, I walk alone, and I watch a movie alone.” This is a famous song named “Alone” by K-pop girl group SISTAR. In this song, the character is alone because she separated with her boyfriend. However, this situation that we do everything alone because of a recently broken relationship is not merely anymore. According to a survey conducted of 120 university students, the most of students (81%) answered “It feels comfortable” about the question “How do you think about single life style?” The number of students who seek solitary lifestyle is increasing, and so are the places for them. The Sookmyung Times Reporter, Lee Myunghyun, went to those sites for single life-style people in order to experience their lives.
The best inventor, Thomas Edison, was kicked out of school after only 3 months. Albert Einstein, who presented the principle of relativity, failed in several school subjects and even failed his college entrance exam. The queen ofdetective novels, Agatha Christie, was so introverted that she couldn’t speak in front of many people. However, all of them have their own brand until now and these brands have high asset value. What secrets do they have?
Because today many movies are made three-dimensional (3D), you may have watched 3D movies at least once with special glasses.What did you feel when you watched it? Didn’t the image pop up from the screen and approach to you?Then, you have experienced the 3D art already. However, there are many artists, include Benja Harney, who make 2D to 3D by using paper.They make flat paper to be pop-up art. Aren’t you curious what the paper pop up art is?Don’t you wonder what 3D papers look like? Then, let’s look at what kinds of art crafts are exhibited.
When we were young, things such as sand, mirrors, and paper, became our toys. However, as we get aged, we tend to struggle with what we can play with. To our life that got tedious, art toys present colors to our gray life. Michael Lau, who is one of the founders of Art Toys, set up an exhibition—”ARTOY since michael lau” in Korea. He hopes to broaden up our minds and save us from boredom. He shouts at us loud with his art toys: Can we open up your brain!
Drama Reply 1997, Busker Busker, KBS entertainment program The Human Condition. These are just a few examples of today’s cultural assets that are said to “stimulate an analogue sensibility.” The word analogue is originally used for technological instruments that indicate a linear quantity. Digital devices tell you automatically the information you need, but you have to read for yourself the needle on an analogue device, which is why the word analogue should mean manual and not vintage or retro. However, the current definition of analogue is exactly that. The meaning has expanded into an expression for the past, where they used to have analogue devices. Yet, the word has become too vague and conventional. So the Sookmyung Times Reporter, Yi Joonyoung, spent a day filled with the so called “analogue sensibility,”in order to find out its true definition.
“With eyes of kids, everything looks new and fresh. It is easy to look things with a unique view. So the feeling and experiences make me to think differently,” film director, film producer, writer and artist ‘Tim Burton’ said. From November 2009, his first exhibition “Tim Burton” was held in Museum of Modern Art in New York. This exhibition fascinated 800,000 audiences, and it ranked third most visited exhibition in the world. And “Tim Burton” in Seoul Museum of Art is the first in Asia and will be the last world widely.
What is body language? The dance moves we perform in front of foreigners? The subtle hints that show you want to run away from the date in front of you? According to Professor Amy Cuddy, body language is any expression of the body which is used as a communication method. While we are normally only conscious about the messages that are sent outwards, Cuddy indicates that we should also take interest in the messages that are sent towards the senders in return. While we have always thought that our minds control our bodies, the lecturer opens up the possibility of it being the other way around.
At every single second of our lives we are forced to make decisions; from small trivial ones like what to eat, to serious ones like which jobto apply for. Before a decision is made, many aspects are thoroughly thought out, to make sure that the benefits of the choice outweighthe losses. How will it feel like, though, if after years and years of decision making, someone comes up to say that you have been doing itall wrong? This is precisely what Dan Gilbert intends to do on the podium, through his lecture, ‘Why We Make Bad Decisions.’
“I decided not to be discouraged and sentimental neglecting works alone. Eating strawberries in spring is part of life, but that lasts only a few days, and most of the months are grey and gloomy. But in that gloom one can learn something new,” wrote Vincent van Gogh on December 21st, 1881 in a letter to Theo van Gogh (his younger brother).
Buddha is the main symbol of Buddhism. However, despite the religious part of him, he is a man to be respected only by looking into him. He left many messages we could learn as human to human. If you haven’t had a chance to look into his life due to prejudice about the Buddhist religion, now listen to his story without any barrier and find your own peace.
Hi, I’m Kim Nuri from the information broadcasting department and I’ve participated in an exchange program from last fall till this summer in TUFS (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies). Let me tell you about the days I’ve had in Tokyo which beautifully colored my last year, and which somewhat different from the days in Korea.
As people living in the twenty-first century, we often wonder what the ideal relationship is between past and present. About this question, maybe nine out of ten would answer that past and present should be in harmony. And just as if another question is waiting for the answer, this new question follows right behind your answer, “Then how can we make harmony between them?” Now, how can you answer it? Maybe no one can give a perfectly right answer, because it is not a problem of facts but of values. However, we need to think and should have our own thoughts. “How can the past and present be in harmony?”
We members of the society are on an impossible mission. In a period of time where people are identical to one another as if printed out by a machine, originality is crucial. Thus, we stand on the edge of the cliff, not being able to go backwards onto the safe side and remain on the same as everyone else, but also not being able to take another step forward and go beyond ‘different,’ strange. Everyone wants to be different, but no one wants to be strange. However, here are two exhibitions that specifically require a strange mind and perspective in order to be able to fully appreciate its works: the Fun Museum and the Rolling Ball Museum.
Before you are a university student, in other words, when you were waiting to enter SMU, you would hear the words from the adults, “According to how you spend your four years in university, your life will be really different even though you enter the same university and take the same classes from others.” To accept their advice well, the first attitude you should have is an extroverted personality. Most activities in the university are group work. For example, to be a member of any clubs and to go well, you should show your extroverted personality. You should shout the FM* loudly and never sneak away from drinks. Of course, this situation also appears when you are studying. In any classes there must be a group presentation, though so many students are complaining about it. And it’s not only in the university, but in the workplaces.
Google goes Gaga. This is the title of this video. Google’s fun and unique questions combined with exciting answers from today’s pop icon Lady Gaga made this lecture attractive. At first, before listening to the lecture, I only concentrated on the musician, Lady Gaga. However, after watching, I came to know her as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, which is her real name, as a human being just like everyone else.
A special exhibition, BRAIN: Inside of Me, is being shown at the Savina Museum of Contemporary Art in Jongno, Seoul. This exhibition aims to unravel the mystery of artists’ creativity hidden between art and brain. What do you think about this creative exhibition which classifies a scientific henomenon and shares the results with the public, not just hanging up works of art as usual? Is there anyone who has wondered the mystery of how brains work on creating art? Here is an amazing exhibition to get the answers. This show is intended to analyze artists’ artwork by shedding light on how the arts arena is linked to cognitive models. In order to make it, a total of 14 participating artists’ brains were analyzed according to the classification of certain types through the use of MSC brain aptitude tests made by MSC Brain Consulting Group, Inc. The types of brain are divided into four, complete right brain, strong right brain, right brain with character of left brain and, right and left brain.