Red Bull Music 3Style Celebrates the Globalism of DJ Culture

In Taipei, the competition showcased a thriving community

A week in Taipei, Taiwan, surrounded by DJs from around the world both at the breakfast buffet and into the nightclubs will teach you that competition for them isn’t really about winning or losing; it’s an opportunity to touch the global DJ pulse. DJs were not competing for space, but working as a unit to propagate their ability to thrive. “The better, more rounded DJs …

Students Make Polluted Water Popsicles for Good Reason

Hailing from the National Taiwan University of the Arts, students Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui and Cheng Yu-ti created a fake selection of “Polluted Water Popsicles” made with real contaminated water—and they did so for a reason that goes beyond their art studies. In an attempt to spread awareness about pollution, the students collected water from Taiwan’s beaches, lakes and rivers. The results are worrying. While …

The World’s First VR Calligraphy Installation

Running through 3 June at the Taiwan National Palace Museum, “The Spirit of Autobiography” allows visitors to try their hand at recreating Chinese calligraphy—only, in virtual reality. Billed as the first calligraphy VR experience, the exhibition offers guests a headset and they then proceed to a Chinese pavilion and situate themselves in an empty room where a calligraphy pen awaits. Characters appear in the air …