Smartphone Apps and Pop Culture Combine 2012/09/30, Source,
Do you have a favorite K-pop group? It can be a struggle to keep up with everything they're doing, even if you read every single K-pop blog and subscribe to their Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. Now several groups are making it easier to keep up with them by introducing their own smartphone apps.
Here are a few:
Popular girl group T-ara now has their official application available on Android. While it costs 8.99 USD, it has lots of functionality. You can check the group's latest schedule, see individual group members' activities, watch videos and look at 3D photos. This is an OK buy, considering that it's less than the cost of downloading an album or buying a CD,...More
Why the Hype for Gangnam Style? 2012/09/28, Source,
The hype of Gangnam Style is getting to the point of insanity! This catchy song has dominated music charts all over the world, competing with popular western singers like Pink, Script, Taylor Swift and even Fun. The official YouTube video has more than 284 million views as of right now.
Many people ask me, why do you think Gangnam Style became so popular? Well, before sharing my own personal opinion, I would like to take a few excerpts from The Korean, who runs the very popular Ask a Korean blog. The Korean posits two main factors that made Gangnam Style stand out,...More
The Creators Project 2012/09/23, Source, The Creators Project is going to be in Seoul this weekend from September 21-23!
Founded by Intel and Vice Magazine, The Creators Project started out as a website combining technology with creativity and art. It travels around the world to hold short cultural festivals that "bring together innovators working at the forefront of creativity and technology".
In Seoul, the Creators Project will transform the Dongdaemun Design Plaza into an interactive and visual cultural hub, hosting art installations, film screenings and live music and performances from top Korean artists, such as Drunken Tiger and 2NE1, as well as bands like Idiotape,...More
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