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Screen-addicted South Koreans compete in ‘space out’ contest

Source: The Guardian
Date: 05/22/2016
Excerpt: Dozens of people in one of the world’s most wired nations have taken part in South Korea’s “space out” competition aimed at promoting a life free from stress and information overload. About 60 contestants spent 90 minutes sitting in a public park in Seoul without talking, sleeping, eating or using any electronic devices during the event – under the slogan of Relax Your Brain. The “space out” competition was launched by local artists in 2014 as an art installation event. Sunday’s contest – supported by Seoul city council – drew more than 1,500 online applicants for the available places in the competition.
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