Monday, October 24, 2011

Wunderbar Research!

wonder |ˈwəndər|nouna feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by somethingbeautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable he had stood in front of it, observing the intricacy of the ironwork with the wonder of a child.• the quality of a person or thing that causes such a feeling Athens was a place of wonder and beauty.• a strange or remarkable person, thing, or event the electric trolley car was looked upon as the wonder of the age.• [as adj. having remarkable properties or abilities a wonder drug.• [in sing. a surprising event or situation it is a wonder that losses are not much greater.verb [ intrans. ]desire or be curious to know something how many times have I written that, I wonder? [with clause I can't help wondering how Stasia and Katie are feeling.• [with clause used to express a polite question or request I wonder whether you have thought more about it?• feel doubt wonder about such a marriage.feel admiration and amazement; marvel people stood by and wondered at such bravery [as adj. ( wondering) a wondering look on her face.• be surprised if I feel compassion for her, it is not to be wondered at.

One: The Golden Record

On the Voyager space crafts there is a record that contains the sounds of Earth life. It is intended to inform any future aliens of Human existence and the planet Earth. The idea that we sent out a record in with the slim hopes that some space alien somewhere will here this is one of the most wonderful wonders I can think of.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Visual Metaphors

Target: European Nations
Source: A bull
Ground: The shape similarities.
Tension: One is an animal and the other is a geographical form.
Target:  The Statue of Liberty
Source: A fuel gauge
Ground: The crowns spikes and the tick marks of a fuel meter
Tension: One stands for liberty and the other is nearing empty.
Target: A vulture
Source: A suitcase with stickers
Ground: The black color and orange color of the other suitcases
Tension: A vulture isn't something you pack clothes in, silly.

Target: Pac-Man!
Source: Hieroglyphics
Ground: The lines in the and shape of Pac-Man
Tension: The two images don't match exactly, the Pac-Man graphics are bolder.
Target: A swim floaty
Source: A fat persons belly
Ground: The shape of both
Tension: One's a fat ass and the other probably has a gym membership.
Target: A building
Source: Spider webs
Ground: The spider webs create the building
Tension: One is light and built by an animal the other is large, probably stone, and built by man.
Target: The island
Source: A Whale
Ground: The trees of the island inform the rest of the whale image.
Tension: One is a large aquatic mammal and one is a stationary geographic form.
Fusion + Replacement?
Target: Human arm + hand
Source: A Tree
Ground: The branches create the hand
Tension: Nature and Humans?
Target: A rope ladder
Source: A storm
Ground: The wavy movement of a rope ladder and the unpredictability of lightening
Tension: You climb ladders and stay out of high places during a lightening storm so you don't die.
Target: A shark
Source: A fire caused by oil drilling
Ground: The shape of the flames and the dorsal fin of a shark.
Tension: One is an animal and the other is cause by mis-management of oil production.