As I’ve gotten deeper and deeper into my college education, I’ve become more aware of how specialized our individual knowledge has become. I am a Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology major, which means I’ve studied the newest biological research techniques and therapeutic findings in great detail.
Three Proposals for Critique
1) App that showcases how much water was used to produce the livestock based on the amount of meat you eat + a cookbook that showcases recipes that are better for the environment (Ann Suzuki)
Tuesday, April 30th
Almost every human culture has some spiritual connection to animals: Native American animism, Hindu veneration of cows, the Chinese zodiac. It permeates even our youth culture, as demonstrated by the weirdly popular “Animorphs” series with their more-than-slightly uncomfortable book covers.
A large part of last week’s section was dedicated to a discussion on (and consumption of) bread. Needless to say, I was a happy girl. One of my friends once posed the question to me, “if you could have any food for zero calories, what would it be?” and my response was a nice loaf of bread. The satisfying external crunch of a rustic roll or sourdough giving way to a soft, savory interior... sign me up.
Last week, I attended two workshops on “What’s Next? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art” hosted by Linda Weintraub. One of these workshops was titled “Totally Warm: The Materiality of Heat” in which the presenter Ian Kerr challenged participants to think about alternate forms of heat.