TeamLab World allowed us to immerse ourselves in the world of art and technology. The experience was not limited to a touch screen. Teachers were surrounded by digitized images that responded to our motion. In Flower Blossom, if we touch the walls, flowers will blossom, creating an environment for butterflies. In Light Ball Orchestra, when we hit one of the big balls, it will not only change the color but also compose different sounds, orchestrating vibrant music. In Sketch Aquarium, teachers demonstrated the power of creative imagination by sketching their own sea creature and bringing it to life in the digital aquarium by scanning it. Before exiting into the reality again, the 3-dimensional light space blew our imagination into a crystal universe, where our movements affected the light particles and created changes in the installation.
Digital Pavilion offered teachers a look into IT-related products in its ubiquitous lifestyle experience center. In iCar, teachers could design their own car on a tablet PC. In iComestic, teachers could choose the style that best suited them from the virtual make-up images and find the product recommendations. Digital Pavilion demonstrated to us how technology advancements could be applied in our daily life.
In the KBS tour, teachers experienced radio and television broadcasting production firsthand. In the radio drama studio, teachers experienced how the voices of the characters could be dubbed in the production process. In 9 o'clock news corner, teachers had the chance to act as news reporters and worked out the dialogues within the time limit.
Korea is well-known for its pop culture. Unexpectedly, after the visit to the Digital Pavilion, teachers witnessed how K-pop fans worshipped their idols as there was a music function nearby. Hundreds of K-pop fans gathered under a huge screen, cheering and yelling with excitement whenever they saw their idols appear on screen in the music video. A little away from the screen, close to the street, another hundreds of fans queued up, hoping just to have a glance of their idols upon their arrival!
Ms Jenny Ho