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”
After meeting with Dr. Vesna and my group this past week, I think that we are on pretty good track for our final booklet. My entry will go second to last and will hopefully tie together essays about bread making and medicine. I am still working on completing the entirety of my essay, but I have made good progress on my essay, and have found some public domain/creative commons images to include in my final essay.
Updates: Tentatively, our title is "Strategies for Maintaining Physiological and Mental Health during COVID-19," which will be divided into two central parts: (1) strategies from a physiological perspective, and (2) strategies from a mental health and awareness perspective.
After discussing our group's progress with Dr.Vesna, we came to the conclusion that there will be two main parts to the sustainability chapter. 1) The environment can help us 2) We can help the environment. My piece is the first piece in the first part, which introduces core environmental topics and biomimicry. Other people within part 1 will go more in depth to these topics, so my contribution will provide an overview and background knowledge. I am struggling with getting original images/artworks of biomimicry that are not copywrited. I am hoping to figure this out this week.
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.
My group, "Sounding the COVID-19 Protein", is the small group of me, Noah, and Yelena. Our topics have a pretty great flow to them and, together with Clinton from the other class, we hope to be able to produce some sort of performance/recording! Noah and Clinton will mainly use digital resources to sound the covid-19 protein, while Yelena and I will play our violins and translate sound from our violins into a digital setting to hopefully create something cohesive. Here is the order of our papers for the chapter:
[I substituted public domain images to my current work and added a section elaborating on COVID-19 mutations. In terms of group updates, we finalized the order and subsections of our book and are excited to begin to put everything together! We will discuss our progress during class on Wednesday.]:
Few expected the new decade to begin like this.
I find it difficult to be write on my topic - Racial Inequalities: pseudoscience and art's contribution to modern racial health disparities- without acknowledging the events that have been unfolding over this past week. As I have discussed earlier in my project, the inequality and lack of basic humane treatment of the Black community is not new. It did not surface or begin with COVID-19, nor did it begin with the brutal killing of George Floyd. Rather, as Dr.