HRS177|Spring2019

Humans and Nature: They Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Our discussion regarding our personal definitions of nature was extremely enlightening, and I think it was quite telling that we all have different interpretations of this commonly used term. Like many things in the world, the simplest concepts are sometimes the most personal and complex; we all have different perspectives on what one would assume to be the overtly “obvious.” Dr.

Week 6: Wildfires and Wildflowers

     I have lived in Los Angeles for my entire life, but I have never thought of myself as living in a city. My hometown is on the outskirts of LA in a mountainous area that most people are not familiar with. My town is called “Tujunga” which is the native Tongva word for “old woman”, referring to the idea of a nurturing and wise mother nature presiding over the area. The slogan of our town, which is written on a small wooden sign by the highway coming in, is “The Gateway to the Angeles National Forest”.

Event Blog 1 Extra Credit: Sound and Science Symposium 2.0 (Friday)

           When I first heard that there was going to be a Sound and Science Symposium, I was very conflicted between which presentations I particularly wanted to listen to. Ultimately I decided to attend Sarah Brandy's talk on "Sound as Extruded Form" and Jocelyn Ho's discussion about using our mobile phones as musical instruments.

Week 6: "May Your Search Through Nature Lead You to Yourself"

The idea of nature can take on so many different interpretations. As seen during our class last week, everyone has their own idea of what nature is. Some described scenic areas they’ve been to, others argued that anything disturbed by mankind is no longer nature. When I think of nature, I feel something different. I specifically use the word feel because nature affects all my senses. It’s hard to categorize these effects as external and internal, since I feel like they are so intertwined.

Week 5: Midterm Proposal Review

After going through the midterm proposals the three that interested me the most were Anne’s cookbook about the over consumption of meat, Lucky’s non-toxic paint, and Jose’s mushroom book and garden. All of these projects had some sort of food element to them which I liked and they all involved the use of mycelium which I find to be a fascinating medium.

Week 6: Midterm coutnerproposals

Yuna Park — Chemical-Free Cosmetics:
    I think Yuna’s app is really cool. I personally don’t follow beauty too much, however, even I have heard about Korea’s amazing natural skincare and makeup. I think an app to make people aware of these brands and products is a great idea. I think it has a lot of potential and could be very useful to people who want to live a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle and want the ability to include their beauty products into that lifestyle.

Week 6: Midterm coutnerproposals

Yuna Park — Chemical-Free Cosmetics:
    I think Yuna’s app is really cool. I personally don’t follow beauty too much, however, even I have heard about Korea’s amazing natural skincare and makeup. I think an app to make people aware of these brands and products is a great idea. I think it has a lot of potential and could be very useful to people who want to live a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle and want the ability to include their beauty products into that lifestyle.

Week 5: Midterm Proposals Review

           After going through all the midterm proposals, I really gravitated toward three in particular. Those three are Water Usage and Pollution of Livestock by Ann Suzuki, Common Paint as a Silent Killer by Lucky Shulman, and Nootreats by Anastasia Lewis. All three of these proposals share a commonality, which is creating products geared toward benefiting the environment. Ann wants to create an app that demonstrates how much water was used to raise the livestock that you are eating and/or create a book that describes recipes that limit water usage.

Week 5: Midterm Proposals Review

           After going through all the midterm proposals, I really gravitated toward three in particular. Those three are Water Usage and Pollution of Livestock by Ann Suzuki, Common Paint as a Silent Killer by Lucky Shulman, and Nootreats by Anastasia Lewis. All three of these proposals share a commonality, which is creating products geared toward benefiting the environment. Ann wants to create an app that demonstrates how much water was used to raise the livestock that you are eating and/or create a book that describes recipes that limit water usage.

Week 5: Midterm Proposals Review

           After going through all the midterm proposals, I really gravitated toward three in particular. Those three are Water Usage and Pollution of Livestock by Ann Suzuki, Common Paint as a Silent Killer by Lucky Shulman, and Nootreats by Anastasia Lewis. All three of these proposals share a commonality, which is creating products geared toward benefiting the environment. Ann wants to create an app that demonstrates how much water was used to raise the livestock that you are eating and/or create a book that describes recipes that limit water usage.

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