I would like to choose the applications of music and sound to medicine and healthcare as the topic that I write about in my final paper. To approach this topic, I plan on using research studies and experimental results to root my discussions on the potential benefits and application for music and sound in various aspects of healthcare.
Last week, I ended my blog post talking about how Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Chinese Zodiac sign was the rat. This week, I’ve decided to dedicate my blog post to discussing how rats are used in scientific research.
My favorite part of this week’s lecture was seeing Carolina Eyck play her theremin. At first I thought that there would be worlds of difference between the way a theremin and the piano or other instruments like the cello are played. However, after watching Carolina Eyck on the theremin for several minutes, I noticed that a lot of her gestures and body movements are very reminiscent of how I play the piano.
The focus of my drawing for this mid-quarter blog post was an eye because in my opinion, throughout the first five weeks of this class, perhaps the most prevalent theme has been contemplating unseen connections between ourselves, society, and the natural world.
While the expectation for this week’s assignment was to complete the MycoMythologies Storytelling Circle Soundwalk outdoors, I unfortunately had to modify my plans because I was unable to leave my house over the weekend. So instead of searching for fungi within the great mysteries of Mother Nature, I decided to go mushroom hunting over the span of three floors in a typical Silicon Valley home.
Unfortunately, this week I did not have access to a kitchen, oven, or any of the ingredients that I would need to try baking my own bread. However, I was able to participate in the cooking of a Chinese dish involving wrapping a nutritious filling composed of vegetables, corn, and noodles in pancakes made of corn flour.
When I was using a pencil to create the drawing shown below, I started thinking about how graphite was used in the production of the pencil I was using. This got me thinking about how graphite is a form of carbon found in nature where six carbon atoms are arranged in a hexagonal structure. Another allotrope of carbon in addition to graphite found in nature is diamond which is a rare mineral that is now commonplace in luxury jewelry and a symbol of union, love and fortune.