These are extraordinary times and the usual topics of this class will be addressing issues around COVID 19.
[I had written this blog last week, when the anti-racism movement (and anti-discrimination movement as a whole) had just begun. I am proud to see how much of the country has strongly stood up against these institutionally-rooted issues, and I will continue to do my part in any way I can. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy!]
COVID-19 Global Impacts: Healthcare & Biomedical Research - UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
In today's class, Tristan presented the flow and individual chapter abstracts for our Health group. Professor Vesna has the recording and I also emailed her the presentation, and she said she will share it with the rest of the class. I decided to put the link to the presentation on my blog here as well for easy access. Feel free to hae a look:
Initial meetings with my group proved somewhat interesting as we had to find a way to somehow connect technology and economy in a seamless way. This proved further difficult as one of my group peers, Josh, had originally come from a much more “social” aspect for his paper and final. Our first course of action was re-shaping of some of our respective papers.
Updates on our group project:
After meeting with my group once again, we laid out exactly what points we hope to cover in our essays in order to determine what is the best way to link everything together. We decided to do the presentation in a somewhat chronological order with Carolyn going first as she would be talking about the past. Her paper will discuss the past and present about vaccine protest and opposition.
My group is structuring our group in chronology (past, present, and future implications of anti-vaccine movements), and my topic falls within the “present” category. Our chapter is specifically geared towards explaining the history behind the anti-vaccine movement, how it is playing out today during the COVID-19 pandemic, and future ideas and implications of how we can combat these anti-vax ideals moving forward, as artists, scientists, and as a society as a whole.
My chapter will be titled, “Art in the Quest to Vaccinate the World”
Our group will be covering technology and economics during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we have determined the order in which we will put together our final papers in our booklet.
After meeting with Dr. Vesna this past week, we have decided to make a couple of updates. I decided that I was going to de-emphasize the AR and VR aspects from my section and Dan will be talking more about the effects of AR and VR. I also decided that I was going to make sure I wasn’t making too bold of predictions for my economic forecasts since this is a publication that we want to last. We are still going to continue with our order of submissions which as follows…
I was assigned to the health group for our final group project. There are quite a few of us in the group so we had to figure out how to create an order within the book between our individual chapters. Health is an extremely important topic right now as we are going through this unprecedented pandemic and there are so many different variables on health that we can talk about. As a result, my group has completely different topics so it took us some time to figure out an order for how our chapter would flow.
Here is my updated outline, with more links and discussion points. I will also be adding royalty free images and editing my points into a draft format during the course of this week. As I get a better idea of what the finished product will look like, I will communicate with my group so that we can have a presentation on Wednesday showcasing our cohesive chapter.
Our group will be tackling the impact of misinformation on the coronavirus response. The overall narrative flow of our subsection of chapters will begin with historical context and end with possible solutions to the problem. Firstly, the history of major pandemics will be examined in retrospect in an attempt to garner key lessons applicable to modern times and strengthen our ability to make important decisions without having all the information.
This week I have continued to work on my paper, structuring it further and organizing my evidence. I have also been coordinating with my group for our presentation and chapter as a whole. Because I am going first (in order of our chapter), I wrote a short chapter introduction, introducing food as it’s relevant to COVID-19. I am also working on my images for the final paper.