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A post on progress + poem draft

Last week in class I made a second round of thermochromic bioplastics samples with higher glycerin content. I am not entirely confident they will produce usable samples as I accidentally poured them at a greater thickness than I intended which will affect the structural integrity.

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prototyping bioplastics

Last week after we gave our presentations I was brain storming with some of the class about what forms my plastics could take shape, given an obstacle I have come upon for something that is both thermochromic and wearable. The obstacle being, if the item is worn and thus makes contact with the skin, it will be at a constant state of colour change and no transition will transpire.

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thoughts on my research question

During the pandemic I thought a lot about how touch was at risk of becoming stigmatized due to the spread of COVID-19. Much of my personal practice focuses on touch that manifests as interactive works (soft plush sculptures, thermochromic prints, etc). In light of COVID-19, my work investigating touch and how we form relationships developed a new sense of urgency. How can we memorialize physical contact (a fundamental part of the human experience) in a time when touch is at risk of becoming stigmatized?