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In search of the Korean digital wave

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article sets the context for this special themed issue on the ‘Korean digital

    wave’ by considering the symbiotic relationship between digital technologies, their

    techniques and practices, their uses and the affordances they provide, and Korea’s

    ‘compressed modernity’ and swift industrialisation. It underscores the importance

    of interrogating a range of groundbreaking developments and innovations within

    Korea’s digital mediascapes, and its creative and cultural industries, in order to

    gain a complex understanding of one of Australia’s most significant export markets

    and trading partners. Given the financial and political commitment in Australia

    to a high-speed broadband network that aims to stimulate economic and cultural

    activity, recent technological developments in Korea, and the double-edged role

    played by government policy in shaping the ‘Korean digital wave’, merit close

    attention from media and communications scholars.

Authors


  •   Goldsmith, Ben (external author)
  •   Lee, Kwang Suk (external author)
  •   Yecies, Brian

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Goldsmith, B., Lee, K. & Yecies, B. 2011, 'In search of the Korean digital wave', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: Quarterly Journal of Media Research and Resources, no. 141, pp. 70-77.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84864401299

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1159

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 70

End Page


  • 77

Issue


  • 141

Place Of Publication


  • St Lucia, Queensland, Australia

Abstract


  • This article sets the context for this special themed issue on the ‘Korean digital

    wave’ by considering the symbiotic relationship between digital technologies, their

    techniques and practices, their uses and the affordances they provide, and Korea’s

    ‘compressed modernity’ and swift industrialisation. It underscores the importance

    of interrogating a range of groundbreaking developments and innovations within

    Korea’s digital mediascapes, and its creative and cultural industries, in order to

    gain a complex understanding of one of Australia’s most significant export markets

    and trading partners. Given the financial and political commitment in Australia

    to a high-speed broadband network that aims to stimulate economic and cultural

    activity, recent technological developments in Korea, and the double-edged role

    played by government policy in shaping the ‘Korean digital wave’, merit close

    attention from media and communications scholars.

Authors


  •   Goldsmith, Ben (external author)
  •   Lee, Kwang Suk (external author)
  •   Yecies, Brian

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Goldsmith, B., Lee, K. & Yecies, B. 2011, 'In search of the Korean digital wave', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: Quarterly Journal of Media Research and Resources, no. 141, pp. 70-77.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84864401299

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1159

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 70

End Page


  • 77

Issue


  • 141

Place Of Publication


  • St Lucia, Queensland, Australia