PART THREE

RESEARCH

INTRODUCTION;

In my final project, I would like to explore the concept of ‘Personal space’. The original idea behind this was derived from the Corona Virus[1] and how this might impact on how we interact with each other and specifically on our personal space. The idea is personal to me as I struggle with my daily commute on the London Underground[2], fixating on germs and cleanliness, almost to an OCD[3] degree. In researching the topic, I discovered Andrew Hall[4] who coined the term Proxemics – the study of Personal space. From reading, I developed an understanding of how these invisible boundaries that we set are not only impediments to germs and bacteria but also social constructs; I wanted to find out more about these ‘ unseen bubbles’ how large they are, how they might fluctuate according to family, friends, strangers and how they might change in different social situations or cultures or even in the current scenario of a virus outbreak. 

 

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Mental health- MY OCD

Mental health, MY OCD- Commuting to and from school every day means I have to take the train and the tube during rush hour, for me this can be slightly challenging as I find it hard to deal with germs.

 

-Train lines, Tube lines

-Dealing with OCD

-My battle against germs

-Upcoming news articles on staying clean and healthy

-OCD stands for: ‘Obsessive- compulsive disorder’

-The idea that hand gel doesn’t clean germs, washing away the bacteria does.

-Rush hour

-People with unknown illness

-Compact space

-Can be challenging for some people

-Will get peoples perspective on this

-The future of public transport

-How we can avoid this

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GERMS ON THE TUBE

Bacteria on the tube: People don’t understand how much bacteria there is on the tube, and I would like to bring this to the public’s attention and get people thinking about what they touch and where they stand when commuting on a daily basis.

-Create my own bacteria

-Take my samples onto public transport and shoot them

-Make people recognise the importance

-Create a design to protect us beings

 

‘In total, nine bacteria from the World Health Organization's list of drug-resistant bacteria that pose the biggest threat to human health were found on the Tube. The scientists, who tested handrails, seats and walls, found that London's buses were a much cleaner option, with 37 bacteria recorded.  ‘-From google research

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NEED TO BE SAFE- WHAT'S TO CLEAN?

What’s too clean? Is this corona virus becoming a PANDEMIC, there is an argument for initiating a state of emergency on public transport on keeping and remodelling the underground to keep it clean and safe, or will we flee and not come up with solving this issue?

-To be safe

-Not to overexaggerate but to acknowledge this issue NOW

-Stations to be cleaned down before entering the public transport

-No seats?

-Certain people allowed on a transpiration system at one time

-Awareness

-Special garment wear

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THE WAR ON GERMS

THE WAR ON GERMS- The war on germs- How we have to explore different options within our world to escape and overcome these dangerous infections, ‘it doesn’t matter to you until you have it’. Need to come up with ideas and generate a state of emergency on the importance of killing germs and saving this planet. People don’t understand how serious it is.

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Digital biology- how nature is transforming our technology.

ANSWERRS- COMPLEX SOCIEOTS

 

-‘whether a family, a gang, a team, a community, a race or a country, if you group people together then the same things tend to happen. Individuals organise themselves, communicate and interact like cells of a larger organism. Somehow the group takes on a life of its own, with its own needs and behaviours. The name, reputation and territory of the group can become more important than the needs and desires of induvial.’

 

‘The gang was made from the rules: Were superior. We help each other first. We don’t let anyone else in our home. As long as the rules are followed, then unity, group decisions making and territorialism were inevitable. And, although these childish rules may seem extreme, they lie in the heart of human groups. It is unspoken rules such as these, embedded within the cultures and upbringing of people, that have caused devastating wars. But is also rules such as these that enable us to build societies, work together and, through competition, progress our civilisations and technologies.’

 

‘Certain rules’

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@EARTHLINGED

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B9FPCEQFPyR/?igshid=11sru4k52w9nh

@earthlinged- UGENRCY an activist campaigning rights for mainly animal rights but also did a story video on how serious the corona virus is. This video really helped my understanding and knowledge of how serious this virus really is, helping to develop a passion and need of urgency on this upcoming virus in my project: The corona virus. Some things that stood out when watching:

-Could Become a pandemic

-No treatment, so preventions are a top priority

-COVID 19

-By the time the video ends 10,000 people will have received this

-Fears that it won’t be possible to stop the virus

-Heath experts are worried

-OVERTAKEN

-Killed 10 million people a year by 2050

-World health organisation has issued a state of emergency

-Common diseases are becoming untreatable

-One of the biggest threats to global health

-Doctors are giving out medication when not necessary

-Diseases that are currently tame right now could become deadly due to overuse of over-prescription

-Importance of white blood cells

-The food that we eat is a major problem, corona started from this

-Because WE raise animals in such a horrific way ON US

-Global health crisis

-ON US IF WE DON’T CHANGE

-Continuing to turn a blind eye?

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The corona Virus- HOW SERIOUS IT REALLY IS

COVID 19- THE CORONA VIRUS: ‘Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.’ -NATIONAL HEALTH ORGANISATION

 

@earthlinged Video really helped me have a much better understanding of this virus and how it workers. The symptoms are not shown until two weeks after you have received the virus, so its crustal we all stay clean and healthy early on to avoid it. I am exploring this topic as it’s so relevant in the press right now, and very talked about. I questioned myself at the beginning on this project and thought that I could be documenting my own take of this virus that might go down in history as a global crisis.

 

I think that everyone is a bit on edge at the moment and this topic is very controversial in the press at the moment. Something that saddens my attention when looking into this is all the negative media feedback Chinese people are receiving and the outrages remarks people are making. This is something I am fully aware of and will be aware of this when approaching this topic.

Science Museum/ History Meusuem

Science museum and Natural History museum- South Kensington, I went to these to thinking that they would help correlate some ideas with the body modification, but these where more about our anatomy and so where not that helpful, seeing how the body was made and the evolution is what I gathered as information, but nothing that could really push my project foreword.

 

-Need to go to Science lab

-Create my own bacteria as first research

-Mould my own objects and organic food

 

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LIFE by Lennart Nilsson

LIFE by Lennart Nilsson- large source of help

This book was mainly imagery based, focusing on imagery and the elaborate use of colours which we carry as human beings. I have found a lot of my imagery source from this book, helping me create ideas on the body and collaborating them all together to create some designs. I took a lot of this imagery to photoshop where I manipulated them and explored with the medium of colour, bringing out all the tonnes and detail which the imagery held. I then drew from this exploring how this could manifest itself into the body and progress these into samples.

‘GOOD GERMS, BAD GERMS’- Health and survival in a bacterial world- Jessica Snyder

Part 1: THE WAR ON GERMS- ‘Germ theory reborn’

 

‘seeds and germs’

‘person to person transmission of disease’

‘begun quarantining plague victims’

‘viral disease’

‘Half a million’

‘Infectious disease’

‘angary gods and demands’

‘The idea that medical workers might be spreading infections’

 

PART 3: TOO CLEAN? ‘Innate Immunity’ & ‘Beyond immunity’

PART4: BUGS ON DRUGS: ‘An end to bacterial disease’ & ‘danger ignored’

PART 5: FIGHTING SMARTER NOT HARDER: ‘Beyond Antibiotics: New ways to kill’

PART 7: FIXING THE PAITENT: ‘Into the future’

Digital biology- how nature is transforming our technology.

‘You are mortal danger, born into a hostile world where everything exists kills you’

The space becomes filled with new molecules, long strings of RNA (Ribonucleic acid) encased with protein shells.’

‘Chemical cries of exhaustion’

‘Duplicating themselves’

‘Predators are there waiting for exactly these singles. Huge colourless cells, very different to pink mucus producing cells within which your children are reproducing, begin to cluster around every infected cell. No mercy is shown as the infected cells are destroyed’

‘Battle rages’

‘Colourless killer cells’

‘New chemical cocktail’

‘Swollen and red’

‘The colourless cells and their chemicals saturate the fluid, turning it a green- yellow colour’

Swarms of protein that stick to the spherical shells’

‘Few of us really know anything about our immune system’

‘The work is done by a special team of different cells working together: macrophages, T-cells and B-cells’

‘These cells reproduce’

‘To help create copies’

‘Crumbs of its meal on its outer surface’

Digital biology- how nature is transforming our technology.

‘WHEN THINGS GO WRONG’-

-‘it protects you are cures you of almost virus, bacterium, parasite or fungus that you inhale, eat or acquire through injury. We know this, for we have seen the tragic consequences’

-‘when people do not have functioning immune systems.’

-‘with no immune system, even a minor infection would kill suffers, so all possible pathogens had to be kept from entering their bodies.’

-‘If it discovers something suspicious, it takes the potential virus and places it on a ‘digital petri dish’: in controlled conditions, the potential virus exposed to some ‘deoy progemas’’

-‘The difference between the uninfected proframs and the uninfected ones’

Viral patterns

 

Karen Margolis

 Karen Margolis- A designer I came across when looking at petri dishes, the delicacy she used when creating her interpretations of petri dishes with water colour. The multi mixed use of colour she incorporated within her work. The way the water colour floats around and expands itself through the water. I would like to experiment with water colour, but some more elaborate colours with the material of ink and use actually petri dishes.

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HIRO: THE FISH AND FOWL- Hamilton’s London

HIRO: THE FISH AND FOWL- Hamilton’s London

A photography exebhbition begins out colour and light which I thought would relate nicely to my topic primary due to the colour theme and movement in which his images captures. Would like to develop a sense of me veo won’t within my project. This project gave me ideas for development:

Color 

Electricity 

Light 

Bright 

Lomonus

Effective 

Stands out 

Bring colour pallet 

Movement 

Flow 

Translation 

In your face 

Calming 

Soothing 

HIRO: THE FISH AND FOWL- Hamilton’s London

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DONNA

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MONCLER 5 CRAIG GREEN FALL 2019

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From Google idea of 'Personal space"

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CSM- FREDRIK TJÆRANDSEN

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Social media response to personal space;

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PERSONAL SPACE- THE INVISABLE FORCE FIELD

PERSONAL SPACE- THE INVISABLE FORCE FIELD

 

Definition: personal space

noun

the physical space immediately surrounding someone, into which encroachment can feel threatening or uncomfortable.

"he was invading her personal space"

 

 

 

 

My thoughts: I think it’s important to be able to have a boundary around you, which although its invisible, you should feel safe and allow who and what you want to enter that space. If you feel harmed of scared, then there is an interference with this. Things you can’t necessarily see like germs, are constantly around you, but we can’t see them and so there is a constant intrusion of this space.

Experimenting on public transport:

EXPERIMENTING WITH THE SPACE AROUND YOU- I decided to acknowledge my argument and idea of the invisible force field by taking to the tube with a hula hoop acknowledging the space around you:

-See the response we will receive

-How this will affect a commute

-Is this an overgeneration

-Will people be upset by this

-The reaction

-How the person feels with this/ I feel with this

-INDICATE A POINT THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

-Unrealistic measure

-A concept

@DANNIHARRIS6 designe ri found, who's shape and form links

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ON TUBE EXPERIENCE: WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CORONA VIRUS IS A POPULATION WIPE OUT?

ON TUBE EXPERIENCE: WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CORONA VIRUS IS A POPULATION WIPE OUT?

I was communing to and fourth from university when I got into an interesting conversation with an old lady talking to me about the corona virus, where she told me that she thought it was the government indicating a population mass wipe out to take our population down. Although I don’t believe this, this was an interesting point of view and one I hadn’t heard and thought of before.

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Wednesday 25th March- recent updates from COVID19

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Up close with COVID19

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Under the microscope-

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creating my own ink samples-

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Creating my own colourfull samples-samples-ating my own ink samples-

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creating my own viruses on photoshop-

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Up close with the deadly CORONA.

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BORIS ADRESSES THE NATION-

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source found from @young_emperors

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protection wear-

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Developing shape and form from overall I made-

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From 'The Spruce' article, rules and regulations

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Keeping to yourself

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touch

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WIRED article- Germs on tube lines

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Pavement detail

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@EARTHLINGED

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Science

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DNA cells

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Further progression of collaboration

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Mood-bored collaoration

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Karen Margolis

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MARC BRANDENBURG: SNOWFLAKE

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HIRO: THE FISH AND FOWL- Hamilton’s London

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Workshop I did on drawing

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DONNA HUANCA: WET SLIT

DONNA HUANCA: WET SLIT 

Again this project helped me develop a understanding and better perspective on color pallet. The freedom and transparency this project projects was unusual and stood out. The multiple free and expressive ways HUANCA defines and hides certain detailed textures and drawings within her work was existing and loud.

 

-loud 

Contrast 

Importance of colour pallet 

Different mediums of material 

Explorative 

Free 

Brush strokes/ different mediums of paint applying 

In your face

Vibrant 

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Key words:

Particles

Layard

Colour

Emphasis

Covering

Bright

Delicate

Thick

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MONCLER COLLECTION

MONCLER COLLECTION- I came across this collection when looking into the theme of layering and styling,the idea of protection wear. I think moncler have really explored this idea of warmth and protection in this collection. Padding draped over a long puffer jacket and extra accessories attached, made it not only stylish but safe. I wanted explored this idea and look at how this could correlate with my work.

-Thick overlayers

-Over the top

-Padding

-Protection wear, possibly leading to science wear in the lab

-Large oversized garments, keeping the germs out

-A head piece?

-Padding

-Samples layered together

LAYERING

FREDRIK TÆRANDSEN’S CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS BUBBLE FASHION SHOW

 

FREDRIK TÆRANDSEN’S CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS BUBBLE FASHION SHOW

 

-Overexaggerates the idea of personal space

-A physical bubble around you

-‘personal space’

-Use of different colours

-bright and bold

-Not ready to wear but rather to create a point

-Vibrancy

-Shocking

 

From 'The Spruce' article

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Personal space questionair:

Personal space questionnaire- I took this idea of personal space to INSTERGRAM, where my feedback was multimedia based, some people interpreted my question of ‘what are your thought on personal space’ as a mindful distant people want to acknowledge, and having time for themselves in order to heal. To be able to keep a constant stamina of communication with people around you. Other people perceived this as a way of keeping your physical distant from someone, being to close can upset a lot of people and change their perspective on an induvial or rather people said that it effected their thought pattern and bothered them.

 

-MIND PLAYING GAMES

-People associated this with mental state rather than physical state

-Everyone has their own idea of personal space

-Should there be a law

-Will this virus make this a law?

-Self-reflection and recharge

-More control

-Other people’s mess

-Can’t get anything done when to cramped

-To OWN the space around you

Design mood bored

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HAZMAT SUIT- PROTECTION

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@Danniharris6 work

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BTHE WAR AGAINST GERMS

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A market?

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Under the microscope-

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COLLECT 2020 show- Somerset house

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creating my own colourfull samples-ating my own ink samples-

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The Osborne complete book of the microscope-

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LONDON ON LOCKDOWN- RECORDING HISTORY

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Hazmat suit- PROTECTION

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2METERS DISTANCE

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Touch- Keeping to yourself

Touch and keeping to yourself- This is an important factor when commuting on public transport as people don’t know how much germs are actually on these transportation systems. An article from :

 

 https://www.wired.co.uk/article/london-underground-bacteria-tubes

 

-Do we need another alternative?

-To keep young people safe for their own immune systems health

-Going to the Tate finding these pieces of crowded areas and public transport with daily commenters by the artist David Goldblatt printed onto gelatine silver print on paper.

Germs

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WIRED article- Germs on tube lines

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Pavement detail-

Pavement detail- walking around London seeing the pavements being shaved by the constant activity on it, was an interesting expressive medium of different colours and mould it created over time. I liked this as I was thinking of ways, I could make this into more of a statement and acknowledging it more as germs and bacteria through the use of colour.

 

-Ink use

-Colour spreading

-Graffiti

-Colour pallet

-The danger zone, walk around

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diseases spread

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Drawing experiments

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Natural history museum- Biology section

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Body cells

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Mood bored collaboration

Mood bored collection- Today we had a group where we looked at all of our imagery with one eye, interpreting all of our ideas as one. Seeing how we could help generate ideas for one another though this collaboration of designs.

-Helped me think about the body

-Seeing germs and traces of identity through a UV light

-Importance of colour

-To expand materials and research to different medias.

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Tables which reminded me of petri dishes dishes

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MARC BRANDENBURG: SNOWFLAKE

MARC BRANDENBURG: SNOWFLAKE 

I decided to look at this show vaciar of the UV lights which the artist used, bribing out elements of people which we don’t usually see and vibrant colours captured within his photography. 

-UV LIGHTS

-HOT AND COLD 

- detective 

- Capturing things you wouldn’t usually see 

- Peoples emotions through a camera 

- The brightness about this project 

- - exciting 

- Collaborative 

HIRO: THE FISH AND FOWL- Hamilton’s London

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DONNA

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Social media response to personal space;

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Inspiration insta story

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@danniharris6 work

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Updates on Corona

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False Accusations- Media manipulation

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A MARKET ON THE LINE?

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Experiments I did on mold

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Under the microscope-

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COLLECT 2020 @Somerset house show

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The Osborne complete book of this microscope book-

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The Osborne complete book of the microscope-

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BACTERIA AND DISEASE- Book

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Mood bored progression- friends documentation

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Mood bored progression- friends documentation

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Celebrities promoting protection wear-

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High end stores selling protection wear-

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ISOLATION- world coming together

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Measures being taken

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