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‘Oneiric Theater’: IZ*ONE dazzles in 1st online concert

"Oneiric Theater', the first online concert of 12-member South Korean-Japanese girl group IZ*ONE, truly delivered on the promise of a unique virtual experience powered by AR (augmented reality) and XR (extended reality).
We are still recovering from IZ*ONE’s stunning rendition of Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi’s “Monster” in “Oneiric Theater”. How about you?

“Oneiric Theater’, the first online concert of 12-member South Korean-Japanese girl group IZ*ONE, truly delivered on the promise of a unique virtual experience powered by AR (augmented reality) and XR (extended reality).

More than the virtual effects, however, it was the real talent of all 12 members that shone through. They took their fans — dubbed WIZ*ONE — on a magical journey across different thematic stages, performing tracks not just from their comeback EP “Oneiric Diary”, but also their previous albums.

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A Life Less Analog, Entertainment, Technology

‘Ice Cream’ dance video, fansign event via ZEPETO app

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of “Ice Cream“, the highly anticipated collaboration between the popular K-pop girl group  BLACKPINK and international pop star Selena Gomez that was released on Aug. 28. BLACKPINK fans (more popularly known as BLINKS), however, were surprised when an “Ice Cream” dance performance video also came out after the music video.

This wasn’t the usual dance performance video K-pop fans are used to, however, but instead a virtual one created using the South Korean 3D avatar social network ZEPETO.

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A Life Less Analog, Entertainment, Gaming, Technology

Gamers and K-pop fans already living in virtual world

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Gamers and K-pop fans have been living in the virtual world for many years now. Decades, in fact, in the case of gamers. Now it’s time for the rest of the world to catch up.

In last week’s column piece, I talked about how geeks are inheriting the earth. Today, I’m going to point out that this new world we’re inheriting is an increasingly virtual one. There is no going back to the pre-COVID world. The digital transformation of the world is here to stay, and this will have a profound impact on human society, changing the way we work and play.

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KCON:TACT 2020 Summer to stream for free via Shopee

KCON:TACT 2020 Summer will stream for free on Shopee Live.

Good news, Kpop fans! KCON, the world’s largest Korean culture festival, will go online for the first time. Moreover, Kpop fans in Southeast Asia and Taiwan will be able to watch the KCON:TACT 2020 Summer concert for free on Shopee Live.

Shopee Live will stream KCON:TACT 2020 Summer for free from June 20-26. Shopee users and Kpop fans can look forward to seven consecutive days of non-stop entertainment. This includes live concerts by some of the biggest Kpop stars in the world. Over 30 acts will perform, including MONSTA X, MAMAMOO, Iz*One, Ateez, GFriend, (G)I-DLE, ITZY, and Stray Kids.

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