May is the month of family here in Korea, with Children’s Day on the fifth and Parents’ Day on the eighth. As I gave my parents a bouquet of carnations for Parents’ Day, I hoped that, one day, I will be able to confidently raise my hand and proclaim that I have no regrets.
After his sensational debut with the Oscar-winning comedic thriller Get Out, Jordan Peele has returned as writer and director with a doppelganger horror movie, Us. Having enjoyed his tightly-knit writing and clever incorporation of social commentary in his first film, I quickly bought a ticket to his new release on the opening weekend. However, the experience was not as refreshing as expected.
In the basement of the K Museum of Contemporary Art (KMCA) lies its latest exhibition stylishly titled “Museum Therapy: Dear Brain”. Relaxing your brain through audiovisual stimuli is the purported intent, advertised with colorful photo spots and meditative background music. Unfortunately, my brain did not enjoy the experience.
The Seoul Arts Center is known for hosting prized musicians and presenting some of the finest musical performances in Korea. This time, the one that piqued my curiosity was Marc Chagall, a Jewish artist of Russian and French descent born in Belarus.
The 17th addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Thor: Ragnarok, which is also the third of its series, was released a few weeks ago but is still showing in theaters. As moviegoers of all ages have flooded the cinemas to celebrate the latest attachment to the franchise, it is obvious that the popularity of Marvel heroes has yet to recede in Korea.
While others rushed into cinemas for the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I had my eyes fixed on the classic eighties science-fiction sequel by one of my favorite directors, Denis Villeneuve. His filmography so far is nothing short of spectacular, consisting of unique movies that are not only visually stunning but also intellectually challenging. Prisoners, Enemy, and Arrival, three movies that you should definitely take the time to watch, are a few examples. But enough fanboying for now — let’s take a look at Blade Runner 2049.
If you have seen any of Edgar Wright’s previous films, you would have been looking forward to his latest movie, Baby Driver. If you have yet to see it, what are you waiting for? This wild, 120-minute action-comedy ride will have you clenching onto your seat, begging for a seatbelt.
Every day, the School of Humanities and Social Science Building gets flooded with students of all ages and majors. Courses held here are electives, dealing with a variety of topics on the arts and humanities. In any other school, such a building would not stand out. Here at KAIST, however, the structure stands out like an imposter amidst others with more technical names. As a matter of fact, as th
The research team headed by Professor Cafer T. Yavuz from the Graduate School of Energy, Environment, Water, and Sustainability (EEWS) at KAIST recently developed a method of selectively separating molecular contaminants in water. The innovative process allows for charge-specific, size-dependent separation of soluble molecules through fluorinated nanoporous (of pore diameters under 100 nm) network
Jae-hyun Lee, Hui-min Shin, and Hyun-ki Kim from the Department of Aerospace Engineering won the Minister’s Award of Trade, Industry, and Energy of Korea at the Research Paper Competition hosted by the Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). Prizes included 1,200 USD, as well as an opportunity to attend international airshows held abroad. The three students’ advisor, Professor “David&r
On February 26, Hollywood gathered at the Dolby Theater to celebrate the year’s most notable films at the 89th Academy Awards. Considering that the annual ceremony is a convention of the best filmmakers out there today, it seems like they cannot get through one show without running into trouble. In fact, this year saw one of the biggest fiascos in Oscars history. During the highlight of the
Since his inauguration in February 2013, former President Sung-Mo Kang has shared his vision with the school for the past four years. In his inauguration speech, he emphasized two specific goals that the school will attempt to improve upon during his term: the establishment of an entrepreneurial culture like that of Silicon Valley, and improved communication between and among the administration, p
The Department of Industrial Design at KAIST held its 2016 ID KAIST Graduation Show starting on November 6 and lasting until November 13. With a unique theme every semester, the show revolved around the theme of “CONNECTED”. By doing so, the department proposed its role as a connecting point in a fast-changing society through distinctive methods of ID KAIST. Just like the past exhibitions, the dep
The Institute for Startup KAIST (ISK) hosted its annual KAIST ISK Forum 2016 on the subject of “Start-ups in Asia”. The forum was held in both the Daejeon Campus and the ISK Center in Pangyo on November 1 and October 31, respectively. The forum had been initiated with the mission of “nurturing entrepreneurial culture, creating ecosystem for startups, and helping Korean startups go global.” Now in
From November 2, the School of Humanities and Social Science at KAIST has been holding its 17th “KAIST Humanities Lectures for Citizens”, titled “Fusion of Arts through Music in the 21st Century”. The series of lectures held at the School of Humanities and Social Science Building (N4) will last until December 7. The department initiated its first “KAIST Humanities Lectures for Citizens” four years
PhD Candidates Woo-Sang Lim and Choong-Kook Yoo from the School of Computing have been awarded the 2016 Google PhD Fellowship. Lim and Yoo’s advising professors are Professor Doo-Hwan Bae and Professor Joon-Hwa Song, respectively. The Google PhD Fellowship Program was founded in 2009 to recognize outstanding graduate students in the field of computer science. It is committed to raising and support
Professor Haeshin Lee from the Department of Material Science and Engineering at KAIST recently developed a novel way of injecting shots without causing bleeding. Professor Lee and his research team gained inspiration from the adhesive strategies of the mussel to prevent the common side effect associated with injections. Their research was published on October 3 on the online version of Nature Mat
The research team headed by Professor Yang-Kyu Choi from the School of Electrical Engineering has recently developed an innovative technology that allows the combination of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and flash memory in a single transistor. The team has worked in association with PhD students Byung-Hyun Lee from the Department of Memory Business of Samsung Electronics and Min- Ho Kang fro
This summer in Korea has been heated due to both record-high temperatures and conflict over the largely controversial electricity fees. The public has united with many parts of the media to criticize the ineffective system and to demand an improved and more balanced way to reach a reasonable goal of electricity consumption reduction. On the other hand, government officials have been as persistent