sábado, 1 de mayo de 2010

Controversial Artwork

The intention of the artist with this artwork was to portray a replicate of jesus christ's body in the cross but without the cross and using chocolate. Just because he likes jesus and chocolate. The artist's intention was never the intention people perceived by the sculpture, people took it the "wrong way". People jumped into conclusions completely contrary to the ones intended: a planned holy exhibition of a good piece that was related to the holy weekend on Easter 2007. Evoking an aesthetic response was all the artist wanted since he had a aesthetic intention.
The quality of the work is good. The intrinsic quality of the piece was outstanding because the material itself was very well done and well structured. The sculpture was a replicate therefore it was very similar to the image people have of Jesus Christ in the cross. The materials used to create this piece were very creative also. Nevertheless, this artwork includes a perfect marriage of form and content because the content of the work depicts a clear image of what it is; the form of the work is neat and good because of the way it is put together. The balance, order proportion and others are found in this work of art, therefore, the quality reflects the great skill of the creator. Eventhough the structure is a good piece, a work of art requires an appreciative spectator in order to be complete.
The response of the audience to the nude anatmically correct chocolate sculpture was catastrophe especially from the catholic population. This infuriated catholics including Cardinal Edward Egan. In a Manhattan hotel, officials shut down the art exhibition. Then, the hotel and the gallery started receiving angry phone calls, e-mails and other complaints because of the exhibit. These calls included death threats. It was said that it was: "one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever." But, eventhough the artwork is rejected by the catholic community, it can also be accepted by another audience. So, the decision of calling this artwork something like a sickening display wouldnt be a general comment but a biased judgement.
This theory of imitation is present in the work of art, "My Sweet Lord", since it is copying something from reality; the work is a replicate. What is seen in this piece is a creative reinterpretation of reality. Concluding, the artist achieved likeness.
The artist or creator of the artwork is obvioulsy trying to communicate a message to the various spectators. It is necessary to understand the grammar and vocabulary of art in order to comprehend what the artist wants to portray and communicate. Therefore, the communication is indeed present in this art representation. Then, spectators have to know if what is being communicated is worthwhile or not. In this case, most of the audience rejected what was perceived from the sculpture, but the artist clearly stated that people misjudged what he intended to communicate through his work: a symbolic and good piece for the holy weekend of Easter but the message turned out being intense and unexpected by the creator.
Art challenges us to question our assumptions by giving us a different perspective on things. In education, the conncection between arts and ethics needs to be considered because artworks must provoke emotions that may sometimes influence our behavior. In this matter, the artwork applies the nature of art theory, art as education. So, the moral provocation of the art piece was distorted because people were offended by it especially the catholic community and defined it as unethical, meaning the education perceived from the work was rejected and damaging for those that felt insulted by the work's message.

lunes, 19 de abril de 2010

successful human science experiment


The Experiment: Nanotech Robots Deploy Cancer
-1. The desired outocomes of this human science experiment was to help fight cancer and to reduce the various tumors in patients. The scientists' outcome would turn out being successful by putting RNA molecules in a special polymer robot, also with a chemical sensor. So, when the surroundings of the cancerous cell interrupted the chemical sensor, the robot would release the RNA, therefore satisfying the outcome of the experiment.

-2. The research done or the work done to reach the desired outcomes was first, experimenting it on 3 people under the influence of melanomas, they would get the RNA nanoparticles intravenously 4 times in approximately 30 minutes in 3 weeks. Then, these subject patients would get samples taken. Later, showing positive results, meaning that the melanomas had contained RNA and also a reduction in tumor gene expression. Therefore, reaching the desired outcome.
-3. The outcome in this successful human science experiment was that scientists and specialized people are inventing and coming up with a cure to tumors leading to cancer, a possible way to reduce the tumor gene expression. What this successful science experiment tells us about humans is that we humans have been reported about unseccessful and unethical outcomes in human science experiments, therefore, we can see that not all human science experiments harm people and are negative, in the contrary, some of them are of great use and in this case a cure for many people living with this dilemma.

domingo, 11 de abril de 2010

ethics blog

child marriage
in judaism, child marriage it was traditionally prohibited to female children. The earliest point at which a boy is allowed to become betrothed is when he gets the age of majority, which is 13.
Poverty, religion, tradition, and conflict make the incidence of child marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa similar to South Asia.
In Pakistan, the tradition of child marriage is still practiced in some areas, but in Vani and other customes like Swara and Watta Satta no. The minimum legal age for marriage is eighteen for male and 16 for females.
I personally believe that the tradition of chil marriage around the world should not be tolerated. We should all fight for the rights of human beings, especially women (since they are the major victims in child marriages) and make people aware of the great damage thats being done to many children around the world who aernt able to choose their own partner in life, that are forced into marrying, girls who are taken out of school to be moms at a very early age and never develop a complete education to be successful in life. So, I believe this theme of child marriages is completely unfair and globally should be restricted.

origin: Honduran Newspaper. This tells me that it is from the point of view of a group of people who are against communism and president chavez controling the president manuel zelaya with communist acts.
purpose: to give a visual representation of how people feel about President Chavez manipulating Honduran's ex-president Mel Zelaya to impose the "4ta Urna" and influencing communism on Honduras' future and how their against all of this.
value: this is an important point of view because it can be eye opening to some people who do not realize Chavez intentions of manipulation.
limitations: its a biased cartoon, only shows one group's point of view. There is no description through the cartoon therefore we cannot completely understand the point of view of the person that made the cartoon.

domingo, 21 de marzo de 2010

Mathematics Blog


This is an example of a fractal in nature! its a fruit called pine apple.

This can be an example of a fractal found in nature since it has the same repeating some sort of diamond pattern all throughout the fruit



this video shows that the interplay between the water and the forest is spiritually transformational. It explains how the forest is full of fractals everywhere you look. And how we often speculate on the reality of magic, therefore how in the forest you find yourself in a starkly, vibrantly magical place. 


martes, 9 de marzo de 2010

Natural Sciences Blog

Monkey Drug Trials (unethical and famous) 

This experiment was made with the purpose of understanding the effects of drug use and addiction. Animal experimenting can be very useful for the comprehending of us humans, but this experiment went beyond the the kingdom of ethics. So, the monkey drug trial experiment done in the year 1969(creepy) was completely unethical. In these tests a very big group of rats and monkeys were taught to inject themselves with a variety of drugs, including, alcohol, morphine, cocaine, codeine, and amphetamines. When the rats and monkeys were capable of injecting themselves with the drugs, they were left alone with a big supply with portions of each of the drugs mentioned before. Then, these creatures were so bothered and disturbed, obviously, and some tried hard to get away and they broke their arms in the procedure. Also, the monkeys receiving cocaine experienced convulsions and in some cases tore off their fingers, possible that it was a result for hallucinations the drugs provided. A monkey took amphetamines tore all of the fur from his abdomen and arms, and when the case of morphine and cocaine combined occurred, then death would take place within a period of time of approximately two weeks. 



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MonkeyArtificialArm-thumb-468x347.jpgmonkeys being injected drugs


lunes, 8 de marzo de 2010

Perception Post

"Doubt is the key to knowledge” (Persian Proverb). 
My personal opinion on this phrase is the following: yes, i believe that in perception this is very true. When someone questions or doubts something, he or she will be searching various methods to get to conclusions and clear those doubts and that process enriches knowledge; its the key to achieving knowledge!

A cultural example of this quote could be the following: the many scientists, mathematicians and constant researchers that are always making up questions and problems to solve. They are always doubting things and finding conclusions, that gives them knowledge.

An example of doubt being the key to knowledge in school could be my history class. In that class we are always doubting why people from the past did what they did and we use different methods to get information and personal knowledge.

An example of how this phrase has been used in my personal life was once when i had to do a research on art class. I really wanted to know why the artist had drawn every little detail in the art painting. It was a mystery, but i figured out conclusions by researching all i could and that way i achieved knowledge (because of all the doubts and questions i established in my mind)