Posts by Shiori Chen

Shiori Chen

Shiori Chen is an Editorial Intern at My Modern Met. Located in the Bay Area, she runs a youth art magazine and contributes as a staff writer for a local online media outlet, focusing on news and journalism. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys painting, watching films, and teaching herself how to play instruments.

July 22, 2024

47th Kennedy Center Honors Announces Five Recipients Including The Apollo Theater

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has recently revealed the five artists who will receive the 47th Kennedy Center Honors this winter. The recipients of the awards this year are Francis Ford Coppola, members of The Grateful Dead—Mickey Hart, Billy Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bobby Weir—Bonnie Raitt, Arturo Sandoval, and The Apollo Theater in New York.

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July 19, 2024

22 Tennessee State Parks Provide All-Terrain Wheelchairs to Enhance Accessibility for All

The evolution of technology has increasingly introduced accessible features. Smartphones have implemented specialized assistive technologies like voice commands, screen readers, and customizable interfaces. And improvements in smart home devices, such as voice-activated lights, help improve everyday convenience and accessibility for people with mobility and sensory impairments. In line with this trend, Tennessee has added all-terrain wheelchairs to 10 more state parks, bringing the total number of parks with mobility assistive devices to 22.

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July 15, 2024

‘Volocopter’ Brings Flying Taxis to 2024 Paris Olympic Games

The future is finally here—the French government has permitted electric air taxis that are set to be used in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, potentially revolutionizing urban transportation. Thus far, only one VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) company, Volocopter, has been authorized to operate their flying taxis during the event. Volocopter's air vehicles, or VoloCity, are two-seaters equipped with 18 electric-powered rotors.

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