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The art of bow-making: Dong Woo Jang at TED2013

The art of bow-making: Dong Woo Jang at TED2013

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The Korean education system is famed for its high levels of scholastic achievement, but as 15-year-old Seoul native Dong Woo Jang professes, not everyone responds to this kind of “pressure cooking” in the same way. His response to the high-pressure environment was an unusual one: to make wooden bows. Why? He’s not sure. Perhaps all []

6 excerpts from Korean novelist Young-ha Kim

6 excerpts from Korean novelist Young-ha Kim

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Young-ha Kim has a simple message for us all: get out there and create some art. Are you getting tense, just from the suggestion? In today’s talk, given at TEDxSeoul and TED’s first ever in Korean, Kim says, “You think, ‘I’m too busy. I don’t have time for art.’ There are hundreds of reasons why []