After the "stay home" policy from the coronavirus I have been just home for a little over two month now. And because I am stuck at home I have been cooking a lot. I've been so used to just either buying food from school or packaged food at grocery stores that I didn't even realize that I haven't actually cooked for myself in a very long time.
After looking back at my blogs for the past eight weeks I saw that there were many times where I either did further research about a topic that was given during class or did a research about an artist that focused on one of our topics. I talked about an bioartist using yeast to create vanishing photographs, I talked about rice and how rice plays such a big role in my Korean culture, how pencils are made, the connection between air pollution and covid 19 death rates, affects on how coronavirus has helped the environment, climate and diet, and crispr gene editing.
During the discussion, I found CRISPR to be really interesting technology on how it can generate and edit genes and how this can change someones life. Before the discussion in class today I had no idea that there was such a thing. So I did more research on my own and found this video that was about CRISPR and thought was helpful.
For the final project I have decided that I want to focus about food.
Since the "stay home" announcement from the coronavirus I have been just home for a little over a month now. And because I am stuck at home I have been cooking a lot. I've been so used to just either buying food from school or packaged food at grocery stores that I didn't even realize that I haven't actually cooked for myself in a very long time. As I started cooking I came to realize the importance of my diet and how that can relate to our environment.
Since the coronavirus many of us went under a lock down and under a stay- home policy. A lot of stores, factories, and shops closed down and forced the people to just stay home. Many of the industrial activity has been shut down in many part of the world especially places like in China or Europe.
Due to the coronavirus there has been some positive affects to the environment. As I mentioned above, the lack of industrial activity in China has helped the air pollution to drop significantly.
After watching the recorded videos I wanted to respond to some of the presentations that I thought were really interesting! I especially found what Ariana shared with us was really interesting on the ecological footprint and how it shows the percentage of your carbon footprint and the CO2 emissions and how it gives you the option to explore the solutions and see the map and the graph of the world. I also thought the video about transforming the carbon emission to ink was very cool. All of the presentations were so interesting like the two artist that were mentioned in the beginning.
Recently a student in Harvard School of Public Heath has did a research on how the air pollution can affect the death rates for covid19 patients.
Before the lecture on Tuesday I never questioned about the how pencils are made. Pencils is something we grew up with without questioning anything about it. It's been something that always there. After the lecture I looked up for the first time what the process is like to make a pencil. I have linked the video below that I found that was very interesting by showing the process of how these pencils are made. I also did some research to gather more information about how its made.
For this assignment I decided to pick rice as something to build relationship with. Rice is one of the most important food supply in South Korea as many of the traditional food are all made with rice. So for this assignment I made a crispy rice cake. This is something I have always known how to make since its one of our traditional food. I haven't made one in a while so making this rice cake was very therapeutic. First you need rice and some tablespoon flour and vegetable oil.