iOS History of my Apple devices

Electronic gadgets that I started to collect since 2013 has been more than just a tool that aided me to work better - it was also an iconic representation of a computer revolution which and remnant of a soul of Steve Jobs, an individual who marked a significant dent in history of mankind.

Since I give the gadgets more than just a mere recognition as a tool, it is my nature to give a special meaning to something that I felt special about. The iPad, iPhone and MacBook Pro that I have (right now) are the main examples that I feel deep emotional connections with the gadgets.

Because of all of this, choosing suitable background for my devices was (and is still) one of the most difficult decision that I take when customising my devices. You can think that it is bit too much to think like that, however strangely for me, organising the devices the way that satisfied me was never too much.

Somewhere around the May of 2015, I decided to change my background for my iPad and iPhone 5s, something that can be inspirational and I can be satisfied with. After researching and twitching bit by bit with Adobe illustrator, I was finally be able to pull off few of the background images that I can use for my devices. But before I jump into the conclusion, I want to share with you my history of my Apple devices and the background images for my devices.

 

2013

iPod touch 4th Generation

The 4th Generation iPod touch was the very first Apple device that I was able to get it on my hands. I still remember asking my dad for the music play which I though was insane - I never knew touch interfaced can work extremely smoothly on such small devices.

After pleading to get one, I was finally able to own it and it was the one of the most memorable thing that I experienced in my teens.

I cannot remember where I got the background images for my iPod Touch, but I am still using this wallpaper since I started using them.

iPod Touch 4th Generation - This is my first Apple device that owned

iPod Touch 4th Generation - Home Screen

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Fall 2012)

When I first got to Chicago for my School, I and given a 15-inch MacBook Pro for me to use - it was a mandatory policy. I remember at that time I didn't really know the significance of the history of the Apple company (honestly, I didn't even know who Steve Jobs was and didn't even know Apple existed). It was very first moment for me to experience the Macintosh OS. 

I personally think the fact that I received a MacBook Pro and had an opportunity to play with the device was one of the most revolutionary turning point in my life. Now, I don't think I can ever turn back to using Windows again - translating from Windows to OS X was like shifting from Gameboy to Nintendo. It was really an amazing experience (though it took me some time to get use to it). However, if I were to be able to choose my computer again, I would probably go for an iMac.

There are no specific Wallpaper image that I used for my MacBook Pro since I used the default OS X wallpaper for each OS version. I am currently using OS X El-Capitan Public Beta Version (August 2015).

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2014

iPhone 5s

After realising the philosophy and the history behind the Apple products and the company, I realised that owning an Apple device was no longer just owning a simple, ordinary electronics that you can use and throw it away once you are done with it. The insane philosophy that Jobs illustrated overwhelmed me and made me want to get an Apple device for my mobile tool. At that time, I was using an Galaxy S3 and I never felt so great of switching my phone.

 
 
 

iPhone 5s Default Background

Almost all of the original iOS Background that comes with the devices are slick, well captured and integrated with nature (strange isn't it?). I personally think the default backgrounds are pretty decent for users (including me) to use them for quite a while, however there's one factor that ultimately set my mind to change it: the fact that my iPhone looks the same compared to other iPhone users.

I think this desire to become unique compared to other iPhone users plays critical role in customising my background away from the default image.

 

iPhone 5s Customised Wallpaper Ver. 1

When changing my wallpaper for my iPhone was very time consuming and difficult decision that I went through. Due to my desire for perfection, I wanted 'the wallpaper' for my iPhone - a wallpaper that is perfect and I won't change them forever (or at least for quite a while).

I realised the minimalism are the design style that I loved, hence I decided to search for Background image that captures the sense of minimalism. While searching for the background image on the web, I came across few iPad images with minimal vector illustrations on the site called 'The Verge'. From there, I got few names of the Artists who created the wallpaper for the iPad and iPhone and decided to utilise them for my wallpaper.

The image on the right are the iPhone screen with the background image that I used for more than a year. This wallpaper was the one of wallpaper image that I loved to use.

 

iPhone 5s Customised Wallpaper Ver. 2

I realised that human beings can never be satisfied with something forever.

After using the first customised wallpaper for more than a year, I started to feel that I need a change for my wallpaper. The wallpaper started to feel mundane, archaic and frustrating. The vibrant red colour for my iPhone background started to become uncomfortable to my eyes, pouring more desire to change the wallpaper to something new. Though, if I see the wallpaper now, I have the sense of nostalgia, however I realised it was time to advance to new background platform.

I still wanted to have the the sense of minimalism with my iPhone and I still loved the triangular vector illustrations. Hence I decided to use different colour scheme for my iPhone wallpaper, while all the other factors of vector illustration remains the same. 

I started to search the web, looking up the google photos which might have the image that I love, however none of the images that I found were satisfying. Hence I decided to do something that I have never done before: to create a vector image myself.

Using Adobe illustrator, I experimented different colour scheme for my triangular vector illustration. And amazingly enough, I was able to pull off few satisfying background images that I might use for my iPhone and iPad as well.

The image on the left is the background image that I created which I decided to use for my iPhone background. I am very satisfied with the background, and hope to use them for a quite a long period of time as well.

Notice: The Japanese language setting for my iPhone devices is intentional as I am currently learning Japanese. I wanted to familiarise with the language more, hence I set my language for my phone to Japanese.

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iPad Air

An iPod, an iPhone, a MacBook Pro. It is obvious that I wanted to complete the Apple line-up. No, I am just kidding. I still remember the time of thinking of getting a tablet, and the main reason for the tablet was due to the books that I wanted to read. I wanted to read a lot however assuming the number of the books that I will have, I realised that I won't be able to carry them all to states. Plus it probably have took up a lot space in my house. Hence an eBook reader was my next choices for my devices, and Apple just launched its iPad Air.

After owning the device, I realised that the Air was not only a perfect device for reading, but it was perfect for watching video contents both online and offline. Seriously, I never realised that able to choose Apps from such a large ecosystem was such a privilege. I never knew iPad could download this many Apps.

 

iPad Air Default Background

Similar to iPhone 5s, iPad air's default background wallpaper was satisfying. However it was true that the image was seen almost everywhere (especially on advertisements) which reduced the uniqueness of the wallpaper. It didn't take me long to change the wallpaper into a new one.

 

iPad Air Wallpaper Ver. 2

As you can see, the wallpaper that I used for the iPad is same as the wallpaper that I used for iPhone. This was because I wanted to emphasise that the products were closely linked or rather connected each other instead of being played individually.

The wallpaper itself seemed to be well designed for iPad wallpaper as I remember that the original image was purposely made for iPad use.

I think TheVerge played a big role in helping me choose the type of wallpaper for all of my Apple devices as the Verge continuously illustrated the usage of iPad with the wallpaper of the style.

 

iPad Air Wallpaper Ver. 3

While creating few wallpaper images for my iPhone, I wanted to set my wallpaper for my iPad different from the iPhone. Since there were few decent vector illustrations that I was satisfied, I decided to set the the wallpaper image fit with the season that I was in (Summer in this case). Hopefully I would be able to change the wallpaper for every season changed.

The wallpaper itself is pretty satisfying for me except that the brightness seems to be bit dark, or unsaturated. Apart from that I personally think the wallpaper have done a pretty good job in capturing the flat and minimalist design style.

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2015. What next? 

In year 2015, Apple have already launched, both visually and functionally, amazing products on its line, maintaining the status as a harbinger of consumer electronics. iPad Air 2, the new MacBook and Apple Watch. All of these devices have starting to make some moves to influence the way we live and interact with the world.

I personally think that I will probably buy Apple Watch in the future. As I mentioned in the post in the past, I still don't know the significant reason why I would need a $300 watch which could do more than reading the time. But I know I would buy one, one day.

I would probably buy an iMac for sure, in order to replace my workplace device. After adopting an SSD for my hard drive and an upgrade for my RAM, my old MacBook Pro still does it's job pretty well (it is seriously surprising to see that the computer still works fine after all those disgustingly harsh renders for my 3D studies). But I know for sure, for the same price, I will get an iMac for all my mainstream design and studio works. I believe this kind of heavy work should be done on a desktop computer, not a laptop. Plus I don't really need to (and want to) carry around my MacBook Pro for me to work.

Due to the reason for my desire for an iMac, I would probably not get a new MacBook, since I think it is completely unnecessary for me to own it. Seriously, I would buy an iMac instead.

Finally, I also do wish some upgrade for my mobile device, mainly because of the ability of Apple pay. I think the ability to pay for product and manage the bills electronically looks very elegant and addictive. I know for sure that once I get the taste of mobile payment such as Apple pay, I will never, ever will get back to using my cash money and perhaps my credit cards.

Lecture :: Jeremy Rifkin

 

It was last year when I first met (not literally) Jeremy Rifkin from a quote in a book called '์ž๊ธฐํ˜๋ช…'. You can find the post about the quote here.

Since then, I actually got quite curious who Jeremy Rifkin really was (I felt love with the quote because it was really, really beautiful). He, as I mentioned in the previous post, was a visionary who foresee the future in an accurate and in a very convincing manner. While wondering who this person was, I was able to discover that Jeremy Rifkin was holding a lecture in Korea. At the very beginning, I could not believe it. I was able to meet Jeremy Rifkin and listen him speak? I almost thought it was a joke. But it wasn't. I kinda freaked out.

 
 

 
Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin

 

 
People getting ready for the lecture.

People getting ready for the lecture.

 

At the entrance of the lecture hall, I was given few items before the lecture: a notebook and a translator (which I didn't use).


 
 

To my surprise, I actually ended up liking the design of the notebook that I received, due to its minimalistic design which I don't often see around here. Though the material of the book completely ruined the whole user experience as the minimalistic effect was destroyed by the plastic reflection of the light.

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Now, it is almost ready and I patiently awaited his entry, wondering how will he enter. By surprise, he just entered like a normal person. I also liked how he jumped straight into his lecture (with very short introduction, telling us to stop taking pictures of him).

 
 

At very beginning, I was kind of lost where he was heading at. But as he kept elaborating his ideas, I started to understand what he was emphasizing in the lecture. It was very interesting to realise many of his theories matched up to what I have thought as well. 

As a visionary, he mentined three major things which we need to take into consider:

  1. Sustainable Energy
  2. Internet
  3. Transport 

And within this three major things, there were few elements he emphasized which were:

  • Big Data
  • Democratization
  • Climate Change

And I would like to elaborate about what Jeremy Rifkin said about 'Democratization'.

According to Jeremy Rifkin, businesses and Co-operates in the 20th century was all vertically integrated enterprises. The reason being was because enterprises had to find the most efficient way to cope with the beginning of rapid development of technological advancement, while providing highest profit by selling products to consumers. This structure was told to be enterprise models of 1st and 2nd Industrial era.

However as humanity enters the 21st century, huge - seriously huge - changes engulfs the whole Globe, forcing the Conglomerates to shift its vertically structured business models to shift, radically. If the business model of the 2nd industrial era allowed the conglomerates to have all the control of everything (from creation to the selling of a product), meaning to have all the power to control the market system, the business model of the 3rd industrial era forces shift in power towards each small and individual people. Never in human history where each individual people had so much power to control and change the world with such influence.

This obviously have forced the corporations to either to be destroyed or change their course of  going along with the flow instead of going back to old business model and being against it. This entrepreneurship of individualism shocks me. And the reason why I am this shocked is because this was the very first time where the power of dominance is no longer within the hands of authorities; the human species themselves has became the government of the world. This is indeed democratization of human civilization. 

Jeremy mentioned the ability of us (as individual entrepreneurs) will be able to extract renewable energy, for example solar energy, in a micro-level as we no longer will be needing electric factories to create the energy for us. We, ourselves, will become miniature factories producing all the energies we need to live, forcing the marginal costs of energy to almost zero.

DIY will be something that will again how business model has to force itself to change. 3D printing has allowed individual people to create whatever object they desire to be manufacture with the quality you expect to be produced in a factory. This suggests that we might not be needing factories creating goods anymore, as individual people will be able to create whatever they desire in their home. Again, all of these will probably happen with almost zero marginal costs as Jeremy Rifkin suggested the materials which are use to create with 3D printings are recycle materials and the software to use 3D printer will probably be open source.

Democratization, individualism, and shift in power

I am actually worried, yet excited at the same time. I could be worried because this will take us to the economic system, or the entire human race into somewhere we have never been before. Is it truely possible for everyone to have such power over authorities? What consequences and effect will this democratization bring? Will this new system able to be sustained? - since no system is perfect. We do not know. However it is true that we will be going to the place where we have never been before and I am excited to see how our lives and  the relationship of the world will change.

Another thing that I am afraid of is the decrease of human labor. It is quite obvious that the machines and droids will take over the occupations that human beings used to do. Of course, when we think about this, the future sounds very promsing; the fact that machine will do all the tedious, mundane and dangerous work is very encouraging - human beings won't be exposed to danger and it gives opportunity for each people to thrive and work which they love and have the most potential in. It will push each human beings to expand their creative potentials to maximum level.

However, at the same time the future sounds worrisome due to the fact that we have to consider the possibility whether all human beings will actually benefit from this. Though humans will be no longer exposed and have to do all the tedious work, that is not a guarantee of the fact that all of human beings will be able to live a better lifestyle. People will lose jobs as machine take over and as people suddenly lose their jobs, the obvious result to that will be decline in economic development.

In addition, there will be cost of using machines (although it will be relatively cheap) which will be paid to its owners. This suggests that there will be rapid increase in poverty gap between the rich and the poor as the rate which money earns more money is extremely fast. People won't be able to live without machines, doing all the hard work for us. Hence the demand for droids a d machine will be very very high, almost considered as a necessity. As a result it is quite obvious that machine and droid owners will enjoy an exponential increase in their profits. I think it is important for us to find a solution to which where the economical burden is minimized to all people while maintaining the advantages of efficiency that machine labor provides. 

Climate Change matters

Environment was another thing that Jeremy Rifkin emphasized alot during his lecture. He explained that climate change is one of the most dangerous thing which humanity should tackle in a very serious manner.

The reason behind this is that our planet depends and heavily effected by the water cycle. And climate change disrupts this water cycle of the Earth directly. Increase in global temperature forces more water in the planet to precipitate to the atmosphere. Jeremy mentioned if there is less water on the floor, more rapid the movement of the cycles will be. Hence we experienced hurricane Sandy in New York. 

Climate change is something that we seriously need to consider. I cannot agree more with Jeremy about this statement . Though we will be experiencing the benefits of renewable energy in thr future, we don't know when and I think we need to be able to prepare for the usage of renewable energy right now.

Future of Transport

Jeremy also mentioned a very interesting statement, saying that the future of transport will be very different from the past. If the generations of 60s to 70s values possession of automobiles as their primary concern for tranpsortation, the next generation values the service of 'mobility' as their primary concern. The hierarchy of importance shifts dramatically suggesting two possible outcome for what I think the future of transportation could end up: the biggest transportation services in the future will be public transport, and this public transport will be deeply integrated with the surrounding cities. In other words, the service transportation will be is itself a part of a factor which define as a city - transport and city is no longer two separate things, but one.

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To wrap up, Jeremy Rifkin's lecture was inspirational experience. Although there were much more things thay he mentioned during his lecture, I was somehow amazed by how some of his theory almost identical to the theories that I thought by myself as well.  

I cannot wait to see how the future will transform into. The 3rd industrial era will bring the concept of democratization to its term literally, bringing power to change the world to each individual human beings, the amazing things that we, as human beings, can achieve, making the world a better and exciting place to live in. At the same time, I think we have to take this matter quite seriously. Democratization won't stop capitalism. Hence there will be free market and segregation, underscoring the people who are poor and rich.

How the future shapes? It really depends on us. How we deal and face problems and solve them in a mature and creative manner. The future depends on our hands and we seriously need to consider how we should take care of it.

 
 

๋ด„๊ฝƒ๋†€์ด Concert :: Concert Video

 
 

Remember I attended a concert hosted by Moria Music Production on the 17th and the 24th of April? Well, I just finished editing the actual video clips of the concert and uploaded on a youtube so that people can enjoy the concert (virtually).

To summarise the concert, there were total of two concerts held:

๋ด„๊ฝƒ๋†€์ด Ver. 1 (On the 17th of April)

๋ด„๊ฝƒ๋†€์ด Ver. 2 (On the 24th of April)

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๋ด„๊ฝƒ๋†€์ด Ver. 1

Artists:

์‹ ๋‚˜๋ผ (Shin Nara)

  • ๋ชจ๋‘๊ฐ€ ์ž ๋“  ๋ฐค์—

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์ดํ•œ๋“ค (Handeul Lee)

  • For Always
  • Maple Tea
  • Fly Me to the Moon (Cover)
  • ์ƒ๊ฐ๋งŒ ํ•ด๋„
  • Neon

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์–‘์˜ํ˜ธ (YoungHo Yang)

(Unfortunately, I was not able to get any video materials for this artists)

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Collaboration

  • ๋ด„ (๊น€๋„ํ˜„)

๋ชจ๋ฆฌ์•„๋ฎค์ง 4์›” ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ ์ฝ˜์„œํŠธ

๋ชจ๋‘๊ฐ€ ์ž ๋“  ๋ฐค์—

๋ณด์ปฌ: ์‹ ๋‚˜๋ผ

๊ฑด๋ฐ˜: ๊น€ํ˜œ๋ฌธ

๋ฒ ์ด์Šค: ์œคํ˜œ์ •

์ž‘์‚ฌ, ์ž‘๊ณก: ๊น€ํ˜œ๋ฌธ

๋ชจ๋ฆฌ์•„๋ฎค์ง 4์›” ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ ์ฝ˜์„œํŠธ

๋ณด์ปฌ, ๊ธฐํƒ€: ์ดํ•œ๋“ค

๊ณก:

For Always

Maple Tea

Fly Me to the Moon (Cover)

์ƒ๊ฐ๋งŒ ํ•ด๋„ 

๋ชจ๋ฆฌ์•„๋ฎค์ง 4์›” ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ ์ฝ˜์„œํŠธ
์ดํ•œ๋“ค - Neon

 

 

๋ด„๊ฝƒ๋†€์ด Ver. 2

Artists:

ํ•˜์ž„ (Hayim)

  • ํ—๋ชฌ์˜ ์ด์Šฌ
  • ๋†€๋ผ์›Œ๋ผ
  • ์˜ˆ์ˆ˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ ํ•˜์‹ฌ์€
  • Time After Time (Cover)

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์˜ค์ƒ๋•

  • The Prayer (Cover) (Feat. ์‹ ๋‚˜๋ผ)

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์ดํ˜์ง„

  • ์ฃผ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋‹˜ ์ง€์œผ์‹  ๋ชจ๋“  ์„ธ๊ณ„
  • ์ฃผ๊ฐ€ ์ผํ•˜์‹œ๋„ค
  • ์ˆ˜๊ณ 
  • ์˜ค๋Š˜ ํ•˜๋ฃจ๋„
 

๋ชจ๋ฆฌ์•„๋ฎค์ง 4์›” ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ ์ฝ˜์„œํŠธ

ํ•˜์ž„(Hayim) - ํ—๋ชฌ์˜ ์ด์Šฌ, ๋†€๋ผ์›Œ๋ผ

๋ชจ๋ฆฌ์•„๋ฎค์ง 4์›” ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ ์ฝ˜์„œํŠธ

ํ•˜์ž„(HAYIM) - ์˜ˆ์ˆ˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•˜์‹ฌ์€

๋ชจ๋ฆฌ์•„๋ฎค์ง 4์›” ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ ์ฝ˜์„œํŠธ

ํ•˜์ž„(Hayim) - Time After Time (Cover)

๋ชจ๋ฆฌ์•„๋ฎค์ง 4์›” ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ ์ฝ˜์„œํŠธ

์˜ค์ƒ๋•&์‹ ๋‚˜๋ผ - The Prayer(Cover)

๋ชจ๋ฆฌ์•„ ๋ฎค์ง 4์›” ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ ์ฝ˜์„œํŠธ

์ดํ˜์ง„ - ์ฃผ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋‹˜ ์ง€์œผ์‹  ๋ชจ๋“  ์„ธ๊ณ„, ์ฃผ๊ฐ€ ์ผํ•˜์‹œ๋„ค

 
 

Undiscovered

 
 

After working over a few months, a project Undiscovered by Eun Chong Lee is now finally complete! The project was a great opportunity for me as I was able to learn so much from this and offered me to meet lots of different people. Moreover, I had so much fun doing the project and I hope to do more projects like this in the future.

On May 9th, our team prepared a special event for public movie screen for project 'Undiscovered'. This project is a short documentary about a young musician who is yet undiscovered to the world, but who has great potential as a musician.

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Undiscovered Public Screening event

 

The event was separated into 4 sections:

  1. Short introduction about the documentary, 'Undiscovered'
  2. Short lecture about culture, music, art relation to christianity
  3. Undiscovered public screening
  4. Mini concert by Handeul Lee

The event turned out to be great, we had special events such as short mini concert of the artist 'Handeul Lee' who is the main character of the documentary.

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Short lecture by Sung-Hyo Yun

Handeul's mini concert:

 

Short interview with Handeul Lee's mother

 

Overall, the whole event was really great. The project itself turned out to be one of the best projects that I ever participated, able to meet different people, collaborating to create a decent medium of art work.

Especially the I am really grateful that I met these people, the warmth that they shared as a community of Moria Music Production, as artists and as friends, is something that I cannot forget during my life. I hope to be able to participate more project like these in the future.

 

 

Undiscovered

 

 
 

๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ Concert - ๋ด„๊ฝƒ ๋†€์ด

 
 

Music is something that everyone enjoys, a material which sometimes allow people to arouse and ponder the emotions that people had deep inside. People have different tastes in music; while some people like rock, heavy rock music, some people prefer more of like ambient style sound. Since everyone has variety of preferences regarding with what music they like, it is sometimes difficult to bring music that everyone likes. I personally have my own preference in music as well. 

However, it was surprising to discover a music studio which I end up liking ALL the artists, who are working in the studio. Let me introduce you the Moria Music Studio, and I can guarantee the quality of their music production is top-notch.

On the 17th and the 24th of April, I went to a concert called '๋ด„๊ฝƒ ๋†€์ด' (which means Flora of the spring play) hosted by Moria Music Studio and here are the few of the scenes that I took during the Concert:

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Concert on the 17th:

Artists:

  • Handeul Lee
  • Nara Shin
  • Youngho Yang
 

Concert on the 24th:

Artists:

  • Hayim
  • Sang Duk Oh
  • Hyeok Jin Lee

Both of the concerts were great (and I mean really great) the vibe of the studio was somewhat relaxing and warm at the same time; something that is welcoming to me after the cold winter.

I heard that these concerts will be happening monthly, so I am hoping to enjoy the upcoming concerts in may and June (will be posting about the concerts on my blog as well).

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PS - The ๋ด„๊ฝƒ๋†€์ด Concert is a part of a event named ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ Concert. ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ Concert is a concert hosted by Moria Music Production exhibiting a concert every each month, and the name of the ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ Concert held on April is happened to be the ๋ด„๊ฝƒ๋†€์ด. I assume the name of the concerts which will be held on May or June and so on will be different, however they are all part of the big even of ๋‹ด๋ฒผ๋ฝ Concert.

 
 

Quick Jam session at Orange Tree

 

Trying something that I never did before is somewhat challenging but exciting at the same time. The nervous emotion that we feel when we have to do something unusual could be uncomfortable. But strangely enough, it is surprisingly pleasant after the event is over. A jam session at the Orange Tree was an event which forced me into this situation.

Everything started out on sunday, when a tall lad called 'J. Hans' approached me asking whether I am interested in doing a jam session on the 25th of April. I was excited when I heard the offer and decided to do the jam session straight away - I thought these kinds of experiences are something that I cannot experience frequently - could be once in a lifetime offer. Who knows?

But it was only one day that I started to feel uncomfortable - very uncomfortable - about the concert. To be honest, I was nervous about standing in front of the crowd and do a jam session with my bass. I am not even a bass major. But I knew that these are only excuses and I thought regretting by doing something is better off regretting of not doing.

Still, I felt uncomfortable till the very last minute of the before the concert. However once the music started, somehow this emotion of panic and nervous vanished, completely in my mind and I started to enjoy the vibe that it created in the space.

After the concert, it was absolutely great. Had so much fun and met handful of people. And especially, the experience was something that I cannot get quite often.

Below are few of the photos of the Jam Session nights that I did. I hope if I have a chance to do something similar like this again, I would definitely go for it.

 
 

 
 

 

Adding a Family - Studio Visit to Kennet Studio

 
 

I sometimes wish I met these people earlier; I had a visit to a Kennet Studio owned by J.Hans and Ruah. J

I love music. I love playing them, listening to them (though I have few music genre that I don't really like), and I love making them. However, since I came to Korea, it has been extremely difficult to do all the three I listed above; I don't have the environment and the instrument to do such thing. Although it could sound like an excuse, but it was close to impossible for me to practice my music activity. Until now.

J. Hans and Ruah. J are brothers that I met in the church who does music for their life. In the beginning I didn't know whether they had a studio or not. But once I found out that they had one, that was something that caught me. I asked them whether if I can come to their studio for fun and fortunately they said yes, and allowed me to enjoy the space and explore.

Below are few shots that I took in the Kennet Studio. Fabulous place, I must say. Now I will never miss a single practice for my music.

 

 
 

 
 

Concert: Moria (๋ชจ๋ฆฌ์•„)

 

On March 17th, I started a documentary project with someone I know in the church for his graduation piece. I was on board with this video team mainly for video editing, but somehow I had an opportunity to get onto the camera as well. The filming went on for 4 days, and on the 4th day (March 20th) shot was planned to be taken in a place called 'Rolling Hall' in Hongdae (ํ™๋Œ€).

Since I was in the video team, I was able to get into the concert free of charge and the night was absolutely magnificent - the music, especially music was extremely great and the atmosphere of this place engulfed me the whole time, which often made me forget that I should be filming the concert.

So here are some of the pictures that I took during the documentary shorts:

Rehearsal shots

 

Concert shots

The concert was approximately 2 hours long with 2 special guests between the show.

Underneath is the agenda and the lists of songs that Moria sang on the night:

Guest - Lee Handeul (์ดํ•œ๋“ค)

  1. Neon
  2. ์ƒ๊ฐ๋งŒ ํ•ด๋„

Guest - ํ•ด์˜ค๋ฅธ๋ˆ„๋ฆฌ

  1. ํ’์„ ์—ฌํ–‰
  2. ํ–‰๋ณต์„ ์ฃผ๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ
  3. ์ปคํ”ผ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ

Main - Moria(๋ชจ๋ฆฌ์•„)

  1. ์˜ค๋Š˜๋„ ์ฆ๊ฒ๊ฒŒ
  2. ๊ธฐ๋‹ค๋ฆผ
  3. Walking in the Rain
  4. ์žŠ์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์„๊นŒ
  5. ๋„ˆ์—๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ธธ
  6. ๊ฐ€๋ฆฌ์›Œ์ง„ ๊ธธ
  7. ํ•œ๋ฒˆ๋งŒ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๋ณด์„ธ์š”
  8. Peter Pan Syndrome
  9. ์šฐ์ฃผ ์ •๋ณต
  10. ๋ฒ„์Šค๋ฅผ ํƒ€๊ณ 

Encore

  1. ์ฃผ๋‹˜๊ณผ ๊ฐ™์ด ๊ฑท๋Š” ๊ธธ
  2. ์šฐ์ฃผ์ •๋ณต
 

 
 
 

 

International Sculpture Festa 2013

 

On May 10th, there was International Sculpture Festa taking place in Seoul's Art Center, Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the Exhibition, I was able to discover very interesting sculptures displayed in the Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was one artist which caught my eyes during the exhibition - Kim Ki-Hoon.

It was very interesting how he integrated the kinetic and mechanical elements with painting or sculpture to create a very unique and smart art piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was very surprising to discover that the painting was actually moving due to the mechanical component behind the picture, carefully shifting the image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rest of the sculptures displayed in the gallery:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In conclusion, I was surprised by how less time it took me to go through all the gallery due to quite small number of sculptures displayed in the gallery.

Also, there weren't many foreign artists displaying their sculpture in the gallery - mainly Korean artists displaying their work. It was quite a pity that I was not able to see more variety of sculptures from diverse countries. To sum up, the gallery experience was not that compelling as I was expecting, rather disappointed by how less work was displayed - large number of artists were from Korea, instead from different countries, while the focus of exhibition  supposed to emphasize the "international" area of the sculpture festival.

 

32nd MBC Architecture, Interior Architecture, Furniture Expo

 

On the 27th of April, I went to see the 32nd MBC Architecture, Interior Architecture and Furniture Expo in Kintex, Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I went inside, I was actually surprised to realized that the Expos in Korea is very different compared to the Expos in the States.

 

 

 

 

The Korean Expo seemed to have more of a 'market' atmosphere rather than an exhibition. The place were overflowing with merchants who was advertising its product (especially furnitures) to the audience.

 

 

 

 

Very first, I went through the furniture expo and below, there are some pictures of furniture which was displayed on the Expo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the Furniture display which caught my eyes were this automatic folding furniture. This furniture seemed to allow the users to control, by allowing them to open and close the parts of the furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The picture below shows the bed is being 'opened' from the wall, allowing the user to save the space which the bed takes up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This product seemed to be the best product I have found in this Expo as I am very interested in studying furnitures, and interiors which consist of using small spaces efficiently. This is because small space allow the designer to create very intimate relationship between different objects and the space itself. This sophisticated relationship is what I adore in terms of design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After that I was able to discover the Architecture Expo, where I was actually surprised to discover that actual 'house' was being displayed in the exhibition. First, I thought it was a model of a house, however I realized it was an actual house. Later, I was told that the houses which were displayed were 'portable' or able to be 'delivered' and be installed in a piece of land where desired. I found this idea very fascinating. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the interior of one of the houses. I personally love this interior due to the really clever layout and application of 1.5th floor (The floor between the 1st floor and the 2nd floor) which allows the user to have intimate space which he or she can use by herself, while at the same time, leaves a quite a big space behind. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also found this house quite attractive too as the interior of this house has the style of modernism and minimalism integrated to the design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In conclusion, the Expo was a bit disappointing as almost everyone there did not seemed to appreciate the Expo as some sort of exhibition, rather as a market place where people just sell and buy product. There was lack of appreciation of art and design - everyone was just busy in trying to make money.

 

However, I was able to discover and get inspired with new ideas and concept which I could later apply for my projects which was satisfying.