I was young, I used to play with a Barbie doll, especially with her hair
and all the cool clothes and a house with all the miniature furniture.
Almost everyday I invited many friends and played with them; we made stories
that were based on our imagination and each person took turns. Sometimes
in the bathroom we pretended were in a swimming pool or a beach sometimes
in a playground or balcony pretending were in the outdoors traveling.
collected possibly every single Barbie doll such as Barbie's little sister
Skipper, her friends Ginger and Scott, Barbie's little brother Todd, Barbie's
boyfriend Ken, many horses, dogs and many more, of which I even do notremember
the names. These were gifts from my parents or grand parents. I loved
to play with the pony's hair a lot. In my country in the early 1980s,
it was really hard to get a Barbie doll, so every time my parents went
a traveling or on a business trip to America, I begged them to get a new
one for me on the way. I would do anything to get another new Barbie.
The more Barbies you have, the more popular you are going to be than who
do not have much of it. Those who did not have many Barbies ended up playing
with least attractive dolls.
Therefore, I chose a Barbie to use for the main character for the poster
to represent this misconceptualized way of loving. I finally came to the
conclusion that the obsessiveness of girls with dolls really dangerous
for them because, this attitude will make them set other stereotypes for
people, such as that of long blond hair, height, skinny perfect body,
perfect outfit… The real world is not like that at all; you rarely see
these kinds of people. Maybe only in mainstream movies or TV. All different
kinds of people live together in this world. Some people are never desirable
because they are over-sized, disabled, retarded, alcoholic, and so on.
Center Students apply skills to real life issues” That was the headline
of the LA Korea Times newspaper's October issue. Actually, the first page
of this newspaper suppose to show our story however, the attack on Sep
11th got this page, well, what can I say to that really… Anyway, it was
the first time that my work is been published on the newspaper. Of course
it is not a major one, but I can start from there. I just move forward
a little bit. It was about my graduate study that was the one-year graduate
project. Eight of us worked together for a year and made a transmedia
campaign designed to inform high school student about Human genome Project.
The subject was given by faculty and they also do not know what is it
either. Of course it was really hard to work in group. As a result, during
a year three people dropped out from this project. So, we had to take
more than two tasks to finish this project. Sometimes, we want to just
kill each other silently… However, we made a great accomplishment that
I did not realized until I finish a whole year.
was really great experience to me that I will never have a chance to do
it in the future. It gave me a knowledge of how to collaborating and all
the processes of developing a transmedia campaign.