Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Tuesday, May 14: Breakout All Over Seoul!

Some of us still haven’t gotten used to the time zone change, so I brushed up on our assigned readings at 6 a.m. before our whole group was welcomed at Korea University (KU) by Dr. Gerry Kim, Dean of the College of Informatics. They even put a banner over the building where we met our team leaders for an augmented reality (AR) 360-degree project!
Some of us still haven’t gotten used to the time zone change, so I brushed up on our assigned readings at 6 a.m. before our whole group was welcomed at Korea University (KU) by Dr. Gerry Kim, Dean of the College of Informatics. They even put a banner over the building where we met our team leaders for an augmented reality (AR) 360-degree project!



From there, we were split into four teams, each led by one of the KU students. I was in group one with Bruin, Der, and Madigan, led by Min. Combined with group four, we took the metro to the National Museum of Korea!


Our task was to use a 360-degree camera to take pictures and videos inside the National Museum of Korea, enabling us to select scenes for our AR project. We took most of our footage by a giant tapestry and the ten-story pagoda on the first floor.

After a couple of hours exploring the vast museum, we had some fried chicken delivered to us and picnicked beside the Han River. Now, this is what I call team bonding!



The last neat thing I'll point out are the electric buses. On the way back from an excursion south to search for a specific arcade machine at night, the electric bus we chose to ride back to our hotel accelerated incredibly fast. We even overtook another bus, so the bus drivers here must have hands of steel, that’s for sure!

—Blog post by Eric