In our penultimate episode of ivrytwr video season 1 we visit the Uljin Aquarium and Expo Park. This is the first cultural heritage site that we wouldn’t recommend. While the Busan Aquarium seems clean and spacious, the Uljin Aquarium appears dark and dingy. We left this aquarium feeling sorry for the animals that lived there, especially … Read more
Today on the ivrytwr Summer Roadtrip 2012 we visit the burial mounds of historic Gyeong-ju. If you ever find yourself in Korea, I highly recommend visiting Gyeong-ju. This historic city was once the capital of the Silla Dynasty and is home to its many treasures. Gyeong-ju has undergone extensive archaeological research for the past several … Read more
After a long hiatus, the ivrytwr Summer Roadtrip continues. Today we visit the Busan Aquarium in beautiful, beach-filled Busan. Look for another episode of the Summer Roadtrip next week as we explore burial mounds in Gyeong-ju.
Proposal for HASTAC 2013 – Reading, writing, and digital humanities? Involving Korean ESL students in digital humanities
HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, Technology, Advanced Collaboratory) is a great organization. It exists as a collaborative think-tank for anyone interested in the creative use of technology. HASTAC (pronounced ‘haystack’) is celebrating its decennial by holding a conference at York University (not to be confused with my alma mater the University of York) April 25-28th. The theme of … Read more
For the past 11 months I’ve been working as an English teacher at Hosan Elementary School in Gangwon-do, in the Republic of Korea. With the end of my time here firmly in sight, I’ve started to reflect about my feeling towards the Korean educational system. The Korean educational system has been in the news as … Read more
This is being posted from the Incheon Airport and Beth and I wait for our flight to Japan for the Japanese Association of Digital Humanities Conference. Enjoy one of the stranger museums we’ve visited – the Teseum Teddy Bear Museum in Gyeong-ju.
We picked a great way to start our road-trip. Seeing a somewhat cheesy-looking fossil museum on the side of the road, we stopped and ended up finding an outstanding private collection of fossils and minerals. I’m not sure how well it comes across in the video, but this museum is really impressive. From dinosaur egg … Read more
As part of our jobs as public school English teachers, Beth and I receive two weeks off in the summer. Tired of airports and baggage we decided to hit the open road in our 2001 Kia Spectra and let fate be our guide. We ended up driving along the East coast of Korea down to … Read more