Ethical issues are a big problem, to show what’s right and what’s wrong. Some materials that are used in building laptops and computers or any other electron stuff that is silicon, gold, copper, uranium. All these minerals are conflict minerals, many people in Africa, to be more specific it’s in Congo or central Africa, are being forced to get this mineral. The problems start from slavery, sexism, and death, which is all depended on money. In the end, Ethical issues will affect many people in Congo because no one knows what is actually right or wrong.
Some of the impacts that affect us people are that most of us don’t actually know where the minerals for their phone, laptop, watch and other stuff come from. I also think that the impact that goes to the people that live in Congo because there are 6 years old kids who are mining and find minerals. Furthermore, some people have found out that the people in Congo are making children work, even though that they don’t have any experience. I think that the biggest impact is that most of the people don’t have rights and which starts a war and then slavery, racism, and others.
I think that the school should have a way of reusing their computer or laptops again because it helps the people in Congo, not a lot, but it does minimize the problem a bit. I also think that we as a school should do something about this problem that is happening in Congo, for example, young children working in areas that are dangerous. Also, many people don’t have rights, they only do work and listen(freedom). Furthermore, I think that the school should donate to the people a little amount of money so that some of the people who are working could get some food or water.
- Martin, Tim. “Conflict Minerals, Ethical Supply Chains, and Peace.” Building Peace, Alliance Building Peace, buildingpeaceforum.com/2014/09/conflict-minerals-ethical-supply-chains-and-peace/.
- “Conflict Minerals.” Shop Ethical, Electronics, www.ethical.org.au/3.4.2/get-informed/issues/conflict-minerals/.
At first I made two symbols, the first one was like a shape of a ball, and in the ball there was the Adidas symbol. On the second one was the kind of like a word in in hindi. The symbol looked liked it had a three and a letter that was not complete like an o. The first idea came from a soccer ball with an Adidas symbol in the middle, and the second came from a symbol in the hindi language. I choose the two symbols because the first one was something that I really like to become, for example I really want to become a footballer. I have always dreamed that one day I will be a footballer and I will play in a big team, for example Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Chelsea which are all my favourite teams. Also Adidas is one of my favourite brands, which I really liked. The second one was something that is in my culture, I choose that because I though it would be interesting to come up with a pattern like that and also tells me who am I and what do I do. Another reason why it is interesting is that some people say that the symbol is kind a like, a luck symbol which will help if you are in need.
The first thing that I did very well was how I design the first symbol which was like a soccer ball and inside of the soccer ball was the Adidas symbol. Something that I was really proud of was that I could combine something I like which is soccer and a cool symbol together, which was great. My first design of the soccer ball and the Adidas symbol was not that good at first, but after Kiko gave me an idea where I should add my symbol about what I was like, for example the risk taking symbol. Kiko told me that instead of using the Adidas logo use the risk taking symbol so that it would look awesome and the pattern would stand out more. I would try carving the symbol properly because some of the small shapes of the symbol were carve out. The first thing that I would change for my cultural influence idea would be to have a better pattern that would interlock more. Another thing how I could improve my Cultural influence is, by adding more designs on the motif so that it stands out more. I would improve my personal interest by adding more designs on the side of the motif, so that it would interlock more.
The type of lines that I used in my art work was a straight line and curve lines and also the shapes that I used was like a circle. The names of the colours that I used were black and green. The reason that I choose those colours was that, the colours interlock really well and the shape of the motif made it look nice when it was all together. Yes, I created a pattern by interlocking because it would make the motif better and it would also make the colours better and it would make the shape of the design cool and awesome to me because it stands out to be something really impressive. Yes I plan the colour black and green because they made a good combination and they had a pattern that was really interesting to me. For example I like watching the green hornet and the green hornet represents the colour green and black. Further more about the green hornet is that how they dress which was black, but their names were called the green hornet which was interesting, because when you look at what they wear it kinds to show something like the symbol. For example it tells that the green part is what it is about and the black part tells what is the secret about the symbol. Also the green hornet was important to me because it was one of my favourite movies which I really enjoined. And that’s how I thought of the idea.