So, a few years ago, I was invited to write a piece for Arc Magazine. The result was “The Mudang’s Dance,” a piece on how accelerated modernization and social change seems to have given Korean society an interestingly different relationship with the future (and the past) from what dominates in the English-speaking world.
The piece was only available in Arc 1.2… until now. It’s been reprinted in the premiere issue of Compass Cultura, a new travel webzine.
(Note, it’s been a few years… which means my view has evolved somewhat since then; my view of Korea is always shifting and changing as new information trickles in. But this is a very clear snapshot of where I was a few years ago.)