Water Drops Travel Through Bodies and Earth
Concept for art promoting inter-dependence: Crowdsourced stories using Water Drops metaphor
Showcasing a cycle of water in our human bodies, animal bodies and the waters on Earth from a lense of a water drop telling stories.
People imagine how would that feel to be a "Water Drop traveling in their location", and this way they emphatise with the water, they imagine the pollution water is experiencing but also the wisdom water collects when it travels through all bodies of humans and animals, and the waters themselves. Finally, they submit "water drops stories" as text, songs, images collage or video on the website. All stories overlap with the same water cycle: rain, body, rivers, oceans. Repeat.
Spectators can submit their own reflections to this ocean of stories and realise "Oh, wow, yeah, we are really just water drops, we are all the same. How could I protect the waters myself? Hmm."
Prototyping water drops stories
// When it rains, water soaks into my skin and emerges into rivers that travel through my body
The amount of rainwater that soaks into people's skin extremely extremely small. Is this some kind of poetic picture? So, suppose one creates such a piece of art, -- what social effect it would achieve? I remember the idea of Light-Year Cube, the purpose of which (being a huge 211.5 meter height building) were to be to allow one to experience that number of meters that make up one light year. The idea was to make a building with that number of cubic millimetres, -- the solution -- both the building and the millimetre are macroscopic, visible at a glance of a human eye, which solves the problem of imagining or visualizing. Pragmatic added effect was it would attract travellers, so it could even probably pay for itself.
If this art is aiming for similar perceptual advances, then what thing within the concept of "interdependence" would this art aim to make experience-able (that is not experience-able otherwise). What is the rationale, that would allow here to make one experience what usually is not easily experienced?
我也在考慮我喝水如何塑造我的想法的影響（目前，當切換到只喝礦泉水時，現在第 12 天，我感覺更平靜了）。所以也許喝水和淋在皮膚上是一個更好的例子，表明相互依存。
True in regards to the amount of rain soaking into skin. And yes that picture came into my mind as a poetic picture.
I was also thinking about an effect of how water I drink shapes my thoughts (currently, experiencing this when swithched to drinking only mineral water, the 12th day now and I feel calmer). So perhaps drinking water vs to rain on skin is a better example that shows interdependence.
// what thing within the concept of "interdependence" would this art aim to make experience-able (that is not experience-able otherwise)
hmm, a unifing point that water makes up our body and water makes up the planet Earth; a point that water is always in motion, throughout our body and throughout the planet; a point that water is intelligence without which life wouldn't exist.
also I'd like to show that water impacts emotional state (my water drinking example) and emotional state impacts decisions (what projects are created, what products are consumed). I'm making a generalisation here that water in our bodies makes humans to come up with destructive thoughts/constructive thoughts. the cleaner the water we drink, the cleaner the thoughts we think, the cleaner the industries we create. and the opposite, the more polluted the water, the more destructive the thoughts, the more polluting the industries. here I want to add how negative emotions contribute to destructive thoughts, and thus polluting industries.
feedback welcome! this is a draft in-doing now :)
// a unifing point that water makes up our body and water makes up the planet Earth; a point that water is always in motion, throughout our body and throughout the planet; a point that water is intelligence without which life wouldn't exist.
[Ruta], I see. And so, how would these points be made perceivable? Would this piece of art be a statue, a collage, a video (like Jason Silva's), or something else? How would this art work?
[Mindey] 哦，我還不知道媒體呢！當我開始一個項目時（開始搞混這個概念）然後我就會知道它會是什麼樣子:) 第一個想法當然是視頻、音頻、口語、一些數字體驗。雖然對我個人來說，這個想法是在我食物中毒並被迫更換我喝的水時產生的，所以也許某種互動體驗讓觀衆必須品嚐不同的水（甚至進行礦泉水飲食），有趣的
[Mindey] oh I don't know about the medium yet! when I start a project (start messing around with the concept) then I will know how it's going to look like :) first thoughts were of course, video, audio, spoken word, some digital experience. although to me personally this idea came when I had a food poisoning and was pushed to change the water I drink, so perhaps some sort of interactive experience where spectators have to taste different water (or even go on a mineral water diet), would be interesting
哦，親愛的，我明白了。很高興你只喝了水；) 事實上，水是一種很好的溶劑，可以清除通路，包括代謝通路，因此，https://0oo.li/method/948/shapeflow 的結論之一://0oo.li/method/948/shapeflow）的想法，將是使用液體疏通和清除形狀流動的路徑。
// to me personally this idea came when I had a food poisoning and was pushed to change the water I drink
Oh dear, I see. Happy you got away with just water ;) In fact, water, being a good solvent, clears pathways, including metabolic pathways, so, one of the conclusions from https://0oo.li/method/948/shapeflow idea, would be to use a liquid to unclog and clear pathways for shapes to flow.
// interactive experience where spectators have to taste different water
And so, how would the different water taste differently? I don't feel much difference between different brands of bottled water, there definitely are some mineral water brands with higher concentrations of salts, but that's the taste of those salts then, not the water per se. What kind of differences had you yourself noticed, and think that others should too (say, via such art), about the quality of different water?
My question may be a bit inquisitive, because I'm trying to get at the crux of your idea: what course of action do you propose, and how it would work to achieve that impact? (What's the essence of the idea that would make the butterfly effects happen? Why would the butterfly effects happen, given such art is made?)
[Mindey] 是的，我喜歡疏通堵塞的想法！睡覺前，我想着體內的水：壓力會使血液呈酸性嗎？認爲積極將血液變成正常的 pH 值或喝鹼性水來清理。我當然不知道這是不是真的！
從這裏，我記得昨天我在玩項目名稱（在我在 o2oo 上分享這個想法之前） - 滴水不斷湧現，立陶宛語中的“lasai”。滴滴是必不可少的比喻，下雨天，感覺智慧來了；當我哭泣時也是如此——通過情感表達，有些東西想要出來。我經常用“水滴”來比喻創造力：想法謎題就像水滴，當許多水滴聚集在一起時，就有了一片海洋：一個想法的主體。
然後今天我又想到了水滴，創造一種體驗是多麼酷，讓觀衆進入一個巨大的水滴，感覺就像在繭裏，在流動的水中是安全的，就像生活一樣，當創造力/想象力創造出繭時穿越混亂。這可以被創造爲一個雕塑——走進一個巨大的水滴形狀的噴泉，但即使你周圍下雨，你仍然保持乾燥。或 VR 當然可以提供幫助。但我的能力/時間有限，所以我可能會探索關於這個主題的視頻、音頻、講故事。
[Mindey] yeah, I love the idea of unclogging! before sleep, I thought about water inside the body: does stress make blood acidic? think positive to turn blood to normal pH or drink alkaline water to clean up. surely I don't know if it's true at all!
then this morning I asked a different question to myself: What is Water to me? "Like feeling home, I can interact with it. Water is home. Intelligence (of past generations), a library that lives in the home."
from here, I remembered that yesterday I was playing with the project names (before I shared this idea here on o2oo) - drops kept coming up, "lasai" in Lithuanian. Drops are an essential metaphor, when it rains, I feel that wisdom is coming; same way when I cry - through emotional expression something wants to come out. I often use "drops" as a metaphor for creativity: idea puzzles are like drops, when many drops come together, there is an ocean: a body of the idea.
then today I thought about drops again, how cool it would be to create an experience where a spectator enters a giant drop, and feels like inside a cocoon, safe inside a moving water, just like life is, when creativity/imagination creates that cocoon to move through chaos. this could be created as a sculpture - step inside a fountain that has a giant drop shape but inside you stay dry, even if it rains all around you. or VR of course could help. but I'm limited with my abilities/time, so I may explore video, audio, storytelling on this theme.
so, following "water as intelligence" theme, I'd like to explore "experience what is it like to be water" theme: "home is safe", and then water travels ("being a grandmother, a mom and a child at the same time").
to answer your last question [Mindey], I'd say my idea proposes "being home" and "fluidity" as mental states that we can learn from water, and with these states, we, humans, would move peacefully through life and interact with one another in a welcoming/caring and fluid way, and thus with such intention we would create a peaceful society (with no pollution, no disadvantage of anyone). it is basically about a core feeling and a core value to reveal in people's hearts, that would stay with them daily, and then shape their decisions.
是的，會很酷。這讓我想起了“Black Hole Dome”的想法，這是一種如何在天空中創造體驗的方法的想法。但是，您沒有描述如何在您的想法中建立這個“水滴”。所以，看起來你更像是在這裏集思廣益，而不是分享一個可驗證的想法。
啊，我明白了...... [Ruta]，試圖在社會中變得敏感、有同理心和“流動性”似乎就像是水分子或一種很好的 溶劑 /wiki/溶劑）。
// how cool it would be to create an experience where a spectator enters a giant drop, and feels like inside a cocoon, safe inside a moving water
Yeah, would be pretty cool. That reminds me of the idea of "Black Hole Dome", which is an idea of a method how to create an experience a black hole in the sky. However, you didn't describe how this "drop" would be erected in your idea. So, looks like more you trying to brainstorm right here, rather than sharing a verifiable idea.
// I'd say my idea proposes "being home" and "fluidity" as mental states that we can learn from water
Ah, I see... [Ruta], trying to be sensitive, empathic and "fluid" within society may seem like being that water molecule or a fluid that is a great solvent.
Perhaps the English language attributing two meanings to the word "solve" (1) the meaning of liquifying solids within it, and (2) the meaning of cracking a problem, hints that... the idea is not entirely new (what if not intelligence, is what solves problems?), but perhaps your art could be.
// However, you didn't describe how this "drop" would be erected in your idea. So, looks like more you trying to brainstorm right here, rather than sharing a verifiable idea.
yes I aim not for verification, but imagining together and cocreating :) it's fun. how else to use this space, if not for adding puzzles into same space until an idea evolves from a thought bubble into something more concrete? perhaps then idea has even children, yay! and projects, yay yay! and various creators in their projects then can answer the details
I like your point on "be a solvent" a lot. yes, Giant Drops being Solvents for Peaceful Society. see? we just connected two puzzles together :)
// 如果不是在一個想法從思想泡泡演變成更具體的東西之前將謎題添加到相同的空間中，那麼如何使用這個空間？ //
嗯，如果是拼圖，應該屬於問題（會盡量增加直接在問題下添加項目的能力） :) 而且，正如你所說，“水即智能”是一個主題，所以，一個類別，所以一個問題，或者更確切地說，試圖問_“我應該如何繼續探索這個我還沒有完全充實的概念？”_（最好在發佈之前充實想法，這樣它就不是一個問題“如何這會起作用嗎？”但答案是“這就是它的工作方式，這是詳細信息”）。我想我需要更容易地轉換類型（即，在問題/想法/項目之間轉換內容）......
是的，他們可能是。 :) 期待這個主題下的項目。 ^_^
// how else to use this space, if not for adding puzzles into same space until an idea evolves from a thought bubble into something more concrete? //
Well, if it's a puzzle, it should belong to questions ('ll try to add an ability to add projects directly under questions) :) And, as you said, "Water as intelligence" is a theme, so, a category, so a question, or rather, an attempt to ask "how should I continue my exploration with this concept that I don't yet quite fleshed out?" (ideas better be fleshed out before posting, so that it's not a question "how would this work?" but an answer "this is how it would work, and here are the details"). I guess I'll need to make it easier to transition the type (i.e., convert content between question/idea/project)...
// perhaps then idea has even children, yay! and projects, yay yay! and various creators in their projects then can answer the details //
Yeah, they could be. :) Looking forward to projects under this theme. ^__^
那麼我的綜合能力是否有所提高？ :D 看，我更新了這個想法並添加了一個父問題（包含我們想法謎題的摘要！）和一個我第一次嘗試的項目:) 哈！
// ('ll try to add an ability to add projects directly under questions)
yeah, great idea [Mindey]!
So am I improving on my synthesis? :D see, I updated this idea and added a parent question (with a summary of our idea puzzles!) and a project with my first attempts :) ha!