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Video of Korea from 1901

I have nothing original to add to this video aside from the person who posted it to YouTube. It is a video of Korea at the turn of the 20th century just as it was being severed a bit from its past. Just beautiful.

According to Transforming Art

This 3-minutes film footage was made by Burton Holmes, An American explorer and writer who visited in Korea in 1901 (and 1912). This is the oldest surviving film footage that contains the scenery of Korea. In this footage, We can see some places in Seoul, which are still remained today. After the Original footage is over, I will put some slide shows, comparing past & present of some places & people.

The Music is A Crossover tune with Guitar and Dae-Gum, a type of Korean flute. The Music is entitled ‘The Way to Sampo(Korean; 삼포가는 길)’, composed by Yeong-Dong Kim. It is a main theme music of the film named ‘The Way to Sampo'(1975).

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About Author

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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