Upon reflecting on my blogs for the past 7 weeks, I have found that my entries often focused on similar ideas. I found that I often create associations relating COVID-19, a scientific problem, and an artistic simplification or interpretation of this topic. The two main themes I found in my entries included:
In week 1, I was interested in the intersection of biotechnology and art; however, due to COVID-19, there were interesting perspectives and projects I became interested in that did not fit my original view of what biotech and art really consisted of.
Throughout these blogs, I have not only learned so much, from the chemical dying processes of indigo, to polymers, lastly to bioplastics, but my eyes have now opened to the world just a bit more. I have a new deep appreciation for both the sciences and the art field and want to continue my learnings as an artist as well as a scientist. Also, I have made it my goal to raise awareness about the impacts of plastics on our environment and our own health.
Medical waste and Medical advancements to reduce plastic
Last week we had the chance to start brainstorming ideas for our book. I personally believe that participating in writing this book is a wonderful idea and I am supportive of our goals of trying to raise awareness within high schoolers about this plastic epidemic.
This is a comprehensive set of all my blogs for the past 10 weeks. I can honestly say that this was one of my favorite and most educational classes I took at UCLA.