Saturday, September 26, 2009

invent the universe

the peace and harmony division here at golden fish world headquarters
has heard your subtle requests for something toe tapping.

at our morning meeting
i asked them to come up with
something revelatory and lovely.

here 'tis.






enjoy the journey!!

24 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Toe-tapping indeed - good choice steven - have a good weekend.

steven said...

hello weaver - thankyou. i wish you a lovely weekend in the dale as well. steven

Liza said...

I love this Steven!
You know what struck me most was this,
"how lucky we are to live in this time...when we are IN FACT visiting other worlds." Via telescope, spaceship, or wormhole? Oh no, my super speculation senses are a tingle! lol
Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Steven: I loved the video - the sound came out garbled a bit during my viewing. But that was okay, because I so enjoyed watching the sense of wonder, awe, reverence and joy on Sagan's face. Kind of reminds me of steven from The Golden Fish!! The images Sagan was enjoying were beautiful too - but could not take my eyes of of him.

Thank you!! BTW I did not know there was a Carl Sagan Appreciation Society!

It's a glorious day here - hope it is chez vous as well.

steven said...

hey liza - well i've long thought that ufos are actually just us in the future returning for a look-see. i've also long thought that time doesn't really exist - except as a construct to help our brains understand physical events. but really it doesn't matter beause here we are in an amazing place!! and that's al good!!! steven

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Steven! The Golden Fish consortium knows its stuff! That was fabulous! Can you imagine thinking like Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking?! Remember that "billions and billions of stars" tv program? Thank you!

Dan Gurney said...

Wonderful! When I see or read things like this, I am reminded of the many parallels between advanced eastern thought and the frontiers of western physics. This should not surprise me: both systems of understanding the cosmos are looking at and thinking about the same reality.

hope said...

Wow...what a cool journey you took us on.

Have a great weekend!

steven said...

hello margaret, yes there are hundreds of golden fish brain cells working feverishly 24/7 scrutinizing and analysing all manner of materials that cross their path!!! i really enjoy stephen hawking's thinking, david bohm's as well, and of course carl sagan was there to bring it all out to the people through tv which was hugely important. i'm glad you enjoyed this!!!! steven

steven said...

hi dan, they are so interconnected in defining and describing each other because, yes they are describing the same thing dan!!! isn't it so cool to think that what was once esoteric and distanced is now right in front of our faces!!! have a peaceful saturday. steven

steven said...

hello hope - i'm glad that you came along!!! steven

steven said...

hello bonnie - i wonder if the garbled sound was your first listening to a voice processed through a vocoder? for that is what they did to make the voices of sagan and hawking sound like they were singing. i do see this world and indeed all of creation through awe struck eyes. i can't help that and i'm glad it's that way. you know what i mean?!!!! it's not raining here yet, but it will soon. i love that! have a peaceful evening. steven

The Bug said...

That was really cool! I've passed it along to my husband to enjoy...

Dana

Titus said...

Brilliant and so funny! I loved the pseudo-Enterprise bit. Thank you steven, have a very lovely day.

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

the first question I have is:

why was Carl Sagan wearing orange lipstick...

The 2nd is:
Did he audition for Star Trek...it seems as if he has the suitable chair and manner...

and 3rdly:
Did he have a secret desire to be a filmstar rather than an astro-physicist...

Happy days

Delwyn said...

Ahhh Steven I've just got it...

He is a STAR...


and that is today's synechdoche...

Happy days

steven said...

hey titus - i'm glad you got a rise out of this!!! i have had a lovely day - it's almost done!!! but i'll grab your wish and paste it on tomorrow's wishes . . . . have a lovely day titus. steven

steven said...

delwyn . . . orange lipstick - well i dunno about carl's makeup artist or personal wishes but i got to thinking. have i ever kissed a girl with orange lipstick? not yet!!
i don't know that he auditioned for star trek. i know that at the time he did his really big work he wanted his thinking to be as current as that of star trek and so that might explain the images (which are probably twenty or thirty years old). i'd love to be on star trek - i never watched it myself - but just to be inside the idea.
i think he achieved both to a limited degree. there was a brief period where it was possible to be both. albeit compromising both roles/positions in the process.
steven

steven said...

well delwyn we're all made of stars. so we are all stars. yes. steven

steven said...

hey bug i'm glad you liked it and shared it with someone else to enjoy!!!! i thought it was pretty clever to place such complex ideas in something you could tap your toes to. steven

Rachel Fenton said...

This is great!

Kathleen said...

I've never seen this! Fascinating, to quote my favorite Vulcan!

steven said...

hi rachel - oh good!!!! steven

steven said...

hello kathleen, several comments have pointed to the scene that has a sort of echo to the bridge of the starship enterprise. now you use a vulcan compliment!!! what's up with that?!!!! have a great day. steven