I was not able to participate in last week’s class, but from the blogs of peer students in this class I got to know that Maru talked about her project exhibited in the DMA Final Exhibition “An Unreal Unity”.
CRISPR stands for “CRISPR-Cas9”, which is also called “clusters of regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats”. It is a specialized stretch of DNA which, with the associated Cas9 protein, is able to make gene editing possible. It is a simple but also helpful tool for gene deleting and inserting.
As humans, we keep developing our society and civilization by building up industries in our already big “metal forests”. Granted that, a considerable amount of people are already figuring out and practicing the better ways to share our space with nature. Some people might argue that the roof covered with plants, the canyons with fences, the coral reef gardens, etc., are just not “nature” enough.
1. Plant DNA, Jimmy Zhi
Proposal 4: Feeding the mycelium with the DNA from fruits and vegetables, turning them to be the child of fungus and plants.
You See the Difference, a Turtle Does Not
For a long time rats and mice exist in human’s lives as ambiguous and polarious figures. They are pets as well as pests. They are regarded as sneaky and evil in many ancient folks and fables, yet they are also very valuable in terms of serving as laboratory animals in many science researcher settings.
This week, professor Vesna showed us a self-therapy project her former student did with hair and Trichotillomania disorder. I found this project interesting and somehow relatable. When talking about anxiety, I think everyone more or less have their own reaction to either alleviate or to shift their attention from the anxiety itself.
Last week, I participated in the series of art workshops “What’s Next? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art”, led by the author and artist Linda Weintraub. I am most interested in the first and the second chapters, in which visiting artists Wenda Gu and Laura Parker presented their projects.