I had a day off yesterday so I went to Daejeon, a city about an hour south of Seoul to visit Jong-in at his school. My day started at the Seoul train station. Trains are still the most convenient way to get around Korea.Daejeon is a planned city, as many of the newer cities in Korea are, which means that it was designed with a specific purpose in mind. Daejeon’s purpose is to serve as the science and technology research hub for the peninsula. That’s why Jing-in’s school, KAIST or Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, is located there instead of in a bigger city like Seoul or Busan.
All of the books above are theses by KAIST graduate students.
Even though KAIST focuses on technical studies, there is an emphasis on the arts as well.
The installation below has magnetic pictures of KAIST graduates and professors. People can move the magnets to reflect what they think they graduates are doing now- if they are working in theory or in practice, in an emotional or a rational field.
Sadly, I had to go back to Seoul in the afternoon, as I had work the next day.