Last week, we looked at two presentations Vacuoles by Maru Garcia and Causality is Broken: Can we Fix it with Art + Design by Pinar Yoldas. Both presentations spoke of the pollution and atrocities mankind has created on the earth and both presenters bring awareness to the subject.
As we mentioned in class last week, CRISPR is based on the natural immune response that bacterial cells have. Manipulating this system has allowed scientists to edit various genes among all organisms. Here is a quick synopsis of how this process works:
Lately, I’ve been on a health grind. In my weekly workout routine, I probably go running almost 2 or 3 times a week. Anyone and everyone on planet Earth knows that running has amazing benefits for an individual's overall health. Here are some of the amazing benefits of running (Smith, 2018):
Three proposals stood out to me the most. Here, I will go through each proposal and address potential issues, suggestions as well as links.
Proposal 1 - Jimmy Zhi: Plant DNA
Over the last few days after class was presented by Professor Gimzewski, a chemistry professor at UCLA who focuses on plastics, I’ve noticed I use more plastic that I thought I did. Here, I present a collage of all the plastic I have encountered since class on April 25, 2019.
Lately, I’ve taken an interest in dogs. Specifically, looking at cute dog videos on the endless feed that is Instagram. One account that I now follow is known as @idogsplanet where various dogs are given subtitles as if they are verbally expressing the physical attitudes they display. Here’s a link to a funny video they recently posted (hope it makes your day):
To start off this blog, I will first summarize the workshop held week one, centered around Linda Weintraub's book What’s Next?: Eco-Materialism and Contemporary Art. Overall, the workshops served to introduce what our class is meant to teach us; the combination of science and art in an effort to make a message or statement about our current state of being. In the workshops, the main message that was focused on was the treatment of our planet Earth.
Last week, the class and I participated in a series of workshops that were centered around the book What's Next? Eco-materialism and Contemporary Art by Linda Weintraub. Each workshop was based on a chapter from Linda Weintraub's book. Here, I will go over each workshop and the different type of activities we did.
Workshop 1: Secretions