Winter Issue of Koreana: Art & Technology
The advent of ever-new, cutting-edge technologies, including ChatGPT, Chatsonic, and other generative artificial intelligence, has transformed everyday life. The field of arts and culture is also heavily influenced by such advances, and the winter issue of Koreana, the KF’s comprehensive arts and culture quarterly, invites readers to the scene of these immense changes. The quarterly highlights how artists in traditional genres respond to the changing landscape of the art world in order to survive and explores their creative attempts to adapt to the latest trends. It also details how Korean companies use state-of-the-art technology to support and communicate with artists to expand the latter’s influence and scope.
Starting from this issue, Koreana is featuring a new column which profiles leading Korean architects who might become the next to ride on the Korean Wave that has popularized Korean culture around the world. The first article is about Byoung-soo Cho whose architectural style is recognized for creating harmony between humans and nature.
Other stories cover novelist Bora Chung, who was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize last year; DJ and music producer 250, labeled an “international treasure” by the British daily The Guardian, and the trend of time-honored stationery like pencils and notebooks emerging as means of expressing personal taste in the digital era.
Koreana is also available online at https://www.koreana.or.kr.