Monday, February 29, 2016

Green Technology - Tonya Winton

A new system has successfully salvaged at least 15 lifesaving hearts by mimicking the conditions in the body rather than attempting to freeze time, in the manner of old organ transportation.   (Beating Heart)

Boyan Slat is an engineering student who is designing a concept for floating booms that would sift debris from the water.  (Cleaning Up the Ocean)

~~~~Causes of Interest and Corporations that Affect~~~~

Bees are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet, and because of their laborious work ethic, we owe many thanks to this amazing yet often under appreciated insect. (Bees are Important)
Many of the foods and crops we rely on need or, at the very least, benefit from bee pollination. Here's a list of some of those crops.   (Bee pollination Important)
It has often been said that bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. Most crops grown for their fruits (including vegetables such as squash, cucumber, tomato and eggplant), nuts, seeds, fiber (such as cotton), and hay (alfalfa grown to feed livestock), require pollination by insects. (plants need pollination)
When honeybees come into contact with glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, they lose their ability to eat and have a much harder time learning how to forage properly. (bees and pesticide)

Monsanto Company is a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corp headquartered in Creve Coeur, Greater St. Louis, Missouri.  It is a leading producer of genetically engineered seed, roundup, and glyphosate-based Herbicide 

sketchup- digital studio class

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Women are not allowed to dress how they want without living in constant fear of being sexually assaulted.

Socio Political - Mental Illness Stigma

My image is about mental illness and stigma behind it.  Many people think mental illness is something that would never happen to them, or their loved ones.  I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder, depressed type.  My family refuses to accept that I have a mental illness that affects my daily life.  They want to pretend that it's nothing, or just me being lazy, or I'm just having a bad day.  I cannot tell some people about my mental illness because suddenly I'm this stereotype.  So many people have no understanding of mental illnesses and how they actually affect the people living with them.
This piece is different than what I am usually doing. I was just commenting on how people today are so concerned with themselves, especially those who oppose gun control. I'm not in favor or against gun control, because I don't have an educated opinion on it. But I do know that there are people out there who can't afford to worry about things like that. They have to worry about things like food and water and not dying.

Commentary project- Xochitl Zamorano

"Turtles Commentary"
I created this in order for people to realize that turtles along with other sea animals are their own and belong to nature. Not humans.  Inspired by Barbara Krugers feminist views on "you are your own person"
Turtles belong to themselves. Just like any other creature on earth. 

Ashley Political Project

I love these women!

Matthew Phillips _ Political Project