In The Fox Sister, a Korean priestess hunts down the fox demon who…

Thanksgiving may have put you knee-deep in family dysfunction, but at least your sister isn't a people-eating fox demon. In the webcomic The Fox Sister, a young girl witnesses the death of her entire family at the paws of a nine-tailed fox and seeks revenge on the demonic killer. The only catch? The fox is now wearing… » 11/26/11 8:00am 11/26/11 8:00am

Motion capture suits may someday allow you to control a robotic twin

The applications of motion capture technology go beyond Andy Serkis hopping around as Gollum, whispering to his Precious. Korean roboticists are researching the ways in which motion capture could someday aid humans in controlling a mechanical (or dare we say, a mecha?) doppelganger. » 3/07/11 4:30pm 3/07/11 4:30pm

Could self-aware cities be the first forms of artificial intelligence?

The cities of the future will be huge and super-dense — but will they also be alive? Could the increasingly complex systems needed to manage the next generation of megacities become our first true artificial intelligence? » 8/23/10 3:36pm 8/23/10 3:36pm

The Superheroes of the Far East Are About To Get Really Good

The Busan International Film Festival in South Korea wrapped yesterday, and everyone was buzzing about two major superhero flicks hitting Asian countries this winter. The sequel to 2003's Cicak Man » 10/07/08 4:20pm 10/07/08 4:20pm from Malaysia will hit theaters in early December. And audiences eagerly anticipate , a Harry Potter superhero flick…

China Takes Over Sequel to "The Host"

We've seen it all before: A giant monster attacks and countries come together as a result to defeat it. But here's a different twist: Monster attacks, and countries come together to recreate it. Well, sort of. In fact, the sequel to last year's awesome Korean giant monster movie The Host is actually being taken over by … » 6/26/08 10:20am 6/26/08 10:20am

Korean Movie Explores Human Emotions From a Cyborg Perspective

Welcome to MangoBot, a biweekly column about Asian futurism by TokyoMango blogger Lisa Katayama. If you've ever questioned whether you're really an alien or a cyborg, well, you're not alone. Young-goon, the protagonist featured in acclaimed director Park Chan-wook's latest film, I'm a Cyborg But That's OK, is sent to a … » 3/07/08 9:00am 3/07/08 9:00am

Could the Cloverfield Monster Ever Top This?

We just told you about how Host 2, the sequel to last year's awesome giant-pollution-monster movie from Korea, would have multiple cool monsters. Well, here's one of 'em, from the first Host. Top this, Cloverfield weenies! If your monster were this cool, I bet you wouldn't be afraid to show it before the flick comes… » 1/10/08 2:30pm 1/10/08 2:30pm