Cell Phone Poetry – A Clan Of Lowered Heads

The Chinese have a term for cell phone users: Ditouzhu 低頭族(低头族), or the clan of those with lowered heads.  It encompasses the young and the old, the mobile and the bedridden.  Everyone with a cell phone attached.   Cell phone users are slowly catching on.  On the popular show Shark Tank, 2 guys pitched the […]

World’s First Chinese Calligraphy VR Exhibition

Leave it to the Taiwanese to merge the digital world with the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy!  This summer, the National Palace Museum in Taipei ran the world’s first calligraphy VR (virtual reality) installation in the world. Advent of Virtual Reality Virtual reality, which still seemed a rather virtual form of reality just a few […]

Calligraphy Influence On Western Art

Chinese calligraphy is one of the many art forms that crosses borders and cultures.  Picasso once said, “Had I been born in China, I would have been a calligrapher, not a painter.”  He was likely also alluding to the importance of Chinese calligraphy within Chinese culture. Matisse also used Chinese calligraphy as inspiration. “One of […]