ATEC Meets Korean Wave



Propose a creative idea that uses Art and Technology that inserts it into the art forms of the Korean Wave to further empower it.

What is Korean Wave?

Korean Wave is the cultural phenomenon of Korean entertainment and popular culture being adopted all over the world in pop music, TV dramas and movies.

CNN reported in December 2010 that Korea has become the “Hollywood of the East” over the past decade. Korean TV dramas first made their way into the Asian continent and K-pop, Korean pop music, is gaining momentum worldwide. For example, Psy’s Gangnam Style became the first YouTube video to reach one billion views.

More information about Korean Wave can be found at

Challenge and Scope

The Korean Wave surge began with TV and music as cultural exports. In an effort to further the creativity of the Korean Wave, we are asking ATEC students to combine technology with pop culture as an artistic expression. The objectives are to find ways to connect ATEC to Korean Wave and new ways to express and interact with it.

Let your imagination flow, and be creative.

Your proposal submission format may be in the form of any of the following:

  • PowerPoint or Keynote
  • Word document or PDF

If you have any questions regarding the contest, please send them to [email protected]


There will be three awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively.

  • 1st place will receive a $1,500 scholarship.
  • 2nd place will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
  • 3rd place will receive a $500 scholarship.

Winners will have the privilege to be involved in the development of their proposal, where as needed.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Is the proposal feasible?
  • Is it creative?
  • Does the proposal adhere to the challenge and scope?
  • Does the proposal feature more than one way to enhance or empower the Korean Wave?


To be eligible for this contest, you must be a currently enrolled student (undergraduate, graduate or doctorate) in the Arts and Technology, Emerging Media and Communications, or Arts and Humanities program at The University of Texas at Dallas. You must also agree to transfer by assignment any and all rights you may have in the proposal to The University of Texas at Dallas and The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System,

You may submit your proposal as an individual or group. Group awards will be distributed evenly among the group members.

How to Enter

  1. Download and fill out the Korean Wave Assignment Form.
  2. Scan it in and include it with your proposal files in the zip file.
  3. Upload your submission to the  ATEC Meets Korean Wave Contest Entry Form.

Fill out all the fields and make sure you submit your proposal files via a ZIP file. The ZIP file should include both the proposal files and assignment form.

Having Trouble Entering via Website?
If you are experiencing technical difficulties entering via the website. Then, you may also email your submission to [email protected].

Please include the following in the email:

  • Subject: ATEC Meets Korean Wave Submission
  • First and Last Name
  • Phone
  • Preferred Contact Email
  • Major
  • Expected Graduation Date
  • Proposal Title
  • Your zip file attached (Proposal files and assignment form should be in the ZIP file)

Contest Entry Deadline

All entries are due by March 23, 2015