June Park

Department: Information Design

Does North Korea Have Internet?

What: Exploring the conflicting ways that North Korean technological knowhow is portrayed in the international news media.

Why: North Korean technology comes across as highly advanced in some online news bulletins, while others paint a picture of it as hopelessly outdated, imagining a technological gap that would be impossible to bridge in a potential unification with South Korea. Both portrayals seem to stem from a desire to define this neighbouring country about which so little is known.

How: By highlighting these two vastly different ‘truths’, June Park questions the way we perceive the information we encounter online or in the news and invites other people to do the same.

“How can the news portray totally opposite truths?”

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Ronald Smits