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Vice: Doing Nothing Has Become a Sport in South Korea
22:32, 17 June 2016
Vice: Doing Nothing Has Become a Sport in South Korea

Artist Woops Yang came up with idea

22:32, 17 June 2016

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A few weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon, about 70 people gathered at Ichon Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea, to do absolutely nothing. There was not a smartphone in sight, no texting or taking selfies, and no one rushing to get anywhere.

The crowd was taking part in South Korea's annual Space Out Competition, a contest to see who can stare off into space the longest without losing focus. WoopsYang, the visual artist who created the event in 2014, said it's designed to highlight how much people have been overworking their brains and how much they stand to gain by taking a break.

Read the full article: Doing Nothing Has Become a Sport in South Korea

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