27 October 2000
Seoul (Korea) - In a global first for Icograda, and a first for Korea, the Oullim 2000 Seoul Congress has been webcast live on the Internet.
Seoul (Korea) - In a global first for the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda), and a first for Korea, the Oullim 2000 Seoul Congress has been webcast live on the Internet. An innovative webcast team from Kyungsung University in Pusan have brought the entire Icograda Millennium Congress to the global community via the Internet at www.oullim.kyungsung.tv The full proceedings of this special three day millennium design congress were webcast live from 25 to 27 October 2000, and will be available in video-on-demand (VOD) format for a full year, until October 2001.

Under the direction of Professor Kim Jin-Chun, web technology director at the Department of Computer Engineering at Kyung Sung University, a team of 45 design, photography, computer engineering and communications students have been working since May on this remarkable webcast. Equipped with a budget of $150,00 US and an array of equipment including 10 cameras, 3 editing stations, 11 Macintosh G3 and G4 computers, as well as IBM and Compaq servers (for video streaming), this dedicated webcast team has achieved a major breakthrough in collaboration. Professor Kim Jin-Chun stated: "This has been a great learning experience for our team, and for our students. It has given us increased confidence. Our 2nd and 3rd year students gained a broad base of experience - allowing for interaction between engineering, design, communications and photography students. You might say that it was 'an enjoyable nightmare'."

The Icograda Millennium Congress, Oullim 2000 Seoul, with the central theme of "Oullim - the Great Harmony," was a sold-out event at COEX in Seoul, Korea attended by 1600 delegates from nearly 30 countries. Designers around the globe can now enjoy the content and excitement of this remarkable congress online - with the click of a mouse.

Icograda is the representative international organization for graphic design and visual communication, with 66 member associations in 43 countries worldwide. Founded in London in 1963, Icograda holds consultative status with UNESCO, UNIDO, and the Council of Europe.

Kyung Sung University in Pusan, Korea's second largest city, is the first accredited graduate school in Korea specializing in digital design.

For further information please contact:

Thierry Van Kerm, Director
Icograda Secretariat
PO Box 5, Forest 2
B-1190 Brussels, Belgium
T: + 32 2 344 58 43
F: + 32 2 344 71 38
W: www.icograda.org


Professor Kim Jin-Chun
Department of Computer Engineering
Kyung Sung University
W: www.kyungsung.ac.kr