Fig. 1. ECOCO for the Arts: A Cannabis Instillation was a ten-day exhibition in Fairfax, Los Angeles that centered on the benefits on cannabis use (2018).
Fig. 1. Image of Nipsey mural on a strip mall that he owned in Los Angeles. "The Marathon" was an album by Nipsey Hussle (2010).
My first impression of Spaceship Earth was one of hope. I saw this quality manifest in the individuals in this documentary many times throughout the film. I identified with the narratives of the persons involved, relating their abstract human qualities to my own journey.
In the wake of COVID-19, the dissemination of public knowledge regarding all aspects of the pandemic became essential. Luckily, in the age of technological innovation, facts about the virus are being released everyday. Artistic simulations, models, and other media allow audiences to experience and visualize features of the virus, and thus understand it on a more fundamental level.
Growing up as multiracial, and having family members from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds, allowed me to experience a number of varied and culturally significant holidays throughout my childhood–Chinese New Year being one of them. Each year, my brother and I would wait in anticipation for the red envelopes, or Hongboa.
An article published in the New York Times by Julie Creswell discusses the role foods like Chef Boyardee and Campbell’s soup are playing in helping consumers regain a sense of nostalgia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gracing the front of the article is an image of a woman scarfing down bright, red flamin’ hot Cheetos.
With each passing day, it becomes more apparent that COVID-19 is going to drastically change many facets of the previous world. These changes often manifest in various art forms–music, photography, fashion, social media, virtual simulations, and much more. For example, one popular meme circulating the Internet right now pokes fun at the notion of the infamous Black Plague outfits making their return in modernity (Schneider 2012, Facebook).