I am deeply disappointed that I can't travel to Shanghai to see the national theater that is the World Expo.
With both Koreas plotting futures in which China plays a pivotal role, both expo pavilions express the shape of future, Korean engagements.
South Korea with a nod to its accelerated program of "cultural content" projected into the future as a longing for Korean culture through variously streamed media (image from the official site). Korean writing (한글) forms the building blocks of a multimedia spectacle--literally, a media ziggurat erected upon Korean culture and language.
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