“A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars. Our descendants on Mars will know the value of a patch of green. And if a blade of grass is priceless, what is the value of a human being?”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Everything under the sun is important to us. As much as trees are to roots, as much as roots are to the ground. As much as humans are to family, as much as family is in relationship to one another. We humans are much more than body mass and bone we have a spirit and like the stars that stream through the sky we are connected to each other in mathematical brilliance. Human connection is love, if we don’t know the Sun’s power that connects and interacts to the Earth then how do we know that the Sun ties all living together?
“The connection and interactions between the Sun and Earth drive the seasons, oceans currents, weather, climate, radiation belts and auroras.” NASA Science SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION
Light is something we all have access too. The Sun is the source of natural light, and in its great gravitational balance we are sustained by the sun and its effects on everything on earth. We are connected by its power through time and space code and form, particles and cells. Our technology guides our views in the sphere of light and dark by the movement of our mind to our actions. Without the Sun we would freeze and all life would die. (A Meeting with the Universe Ch 3-1 The Sun and Us), history.nasa.gov/EP-177/ch3-1.html Our bodies are made up of around 60% of water in a human adult.
(USGS science for a changing world The Water in You: Water and the Human Body Overview P1)
The Earth is about 71% of water and 29% of that consists of continents.
(Matt Williams, 2014, Universe Today What percent of Earth is water? https://phys.org/news/2014-12-percent-earth.html).
What does water have to do with our sustainability and the use of our technology? Water is necessary to sustaining life on Earth. All the water is exchanged or evaporated into the atmosphere through the Sun to circulate and repeat so that we have what we need to survive. Our technology that we use from phones, to television, satellites and radio, even what we create using technology, computers, moving images on screens. (NASA Science Share the Science https://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/oceanography/ocean-earth-system/ocean-water-cycle).
Technology shows us that we exist. At one time Earth was viewed as flat, over time due to data analysis, and exploration, then digitally shown to the world, that the Earth is in fact round. Digital media has evolved over time, not as we view the world but how technology enables us to view the world digital media has evolved and we have evolved. Let’s go back in history of Digital media: click this link to view: https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/the-history-of-digital-media
Below is a video of the evolution and the Digital Era:
Through digital media we are able to see what we could never see centuries ago. Are we smarter now that we see? Do we really know more than what we did? The mass of liquid and hydrogen to the weight of a water bug floating upon the surface of a pond is held up by the water, we humans are heavy upon the earth but take us to space and we float. Gravity is the source to distance and space to weight and mass. We are only as smart as we documented in pages of history. We once drew on rocks and cave walls, we now code on screens that were once written on scrolls. I don’t know if we are smarter or if we are simply evolving into repeated history.
“WELL, SOME HOPED, even if the Earth isn’t at the center of the Universe, the Sun is. The Sun is our Sun. So, the Earth is approximately at the center of the Universe.” (Sagan, Pale Blue Dot 1997 P20)
Our bodies are form and matter, and within us we carry the centre the core of the sun that lights, that illuminates the darkest spaces. We in relation to each other move into action long before we move, this is our mind, the intelligence of our brain.
“And if the lights in the sky rise and set around us, isn’t it evident that we’re at the center of the Universe? These celestial bodies—so clearly suffused with unearthly powers, especially the Sun on which we depend for light and heat—circle us like courtiers fawning on a king. Even if we had not already guessed, the most elementary examination of the heavens reveals that we are special. The Universe seems designed for human beings. It’s difficult to contemplate these circumstances without experiencing stirrings of pride and reassurance. The entire Universe, made for us! We must really be something.” (Sagan, Pale Blue Dot 1997 P15)
We, in relation to each other move into action long before we move. This light can be seen directly related to the stars that fill the cosmos. Our actions reveal to another the very messages we long to convey, see me; look at what I can do, I have something to offer; let me show you what I have that can help, learn from me, let me relate to you; I can solve this, and so on. This brings me back to digital media. As much as we connect one to another, and held by gravity, alive through the power, the energy of the Sun, we have ‘us’. Moving images that help us to see what is in front of us. Sharing language helps us communicate with one another, text messages, social media technology keeps us connected. Video technology helps us to see ‘live’ right now what is happening in another place in the world. The medium of design touches the heart of our senses in ways that the Universe touches our elevation and our depth of wonder.
HTML coding is designed and created to make images, color, sound, video and art. The act of a human will to create a reality of what exists to another to be viewed to the conceptual map we call our own built on long standing traditions, values, morals a past and how ‘family’ is one as a whole is now shared to the world of social media and broadcasting throughout the world. What we like, and don’t like is systematically traced. But, what cannot be traced is the heart of a creature in relation to the digital images shared. Touching a heart moves us to want to do more, yes, and this is where what is dark, is given light to the minds of the viewer. The light of designed algorithms, data reaching one solitary star in the galaxy to another, the other side of the country.
“We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.”(Sagan, Pale Blue Dot 1997 P15)
Is it worth the effort to design a blog, make a video, take a photo? It wouldn’t be worth any of it if it weren’t for those viewers who look upon the very means you place the message on the web for the audience to view. Community of urban cultures tap into desires that lead a human creature to click on what they like, this is saved in cyber sites that read your platforms and guard your analytics, find where you are on the map connecting to each other. One mind at a time, or one heart, to another. Does this make us richer by the connections we make online? I am richer for the communications I have made through social media. I am richer by those I write about on my blog you are reading now.
Digital media is by far the greatest and worst means we have organized and created. I want to see and so I care. The act of this journey we make in the world by loving, caring, touching, tasting, feeling, while we gaze at the beauty that the sun shows while its sunrise and sunset are the real core of what powers us humans, like the Sun powers the Earth, love powers us.
“These days there seems to be nowhere left to explore, at least on the land area of the Earth. Victims of their very success, the explorers now pretty much stay home.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Moving photos,and videos, building beautiful websites with the idea we are making a mistake in our coding because the picture and finished product of my blog looks wrong…we must be precise in what we do, and if we aren’t then our image will be faltered in some way…like a shooting star that falls from the sky. Technology has certainly created quite the stir in the Universe, and satellites hang in the cosmos we build our digital lives and this puts us at ease. But, there is a very important fact that many of our scholars are missing, everything we code and do here affects over there, our water, our Sun. What we say, how we say it in our language and in our mind effects each other, this affects our planet Earth. Do you really believe that what you think in your head isn’t getting through to another person? Think again, because in this great Universe of ours, we are connected to one source just like our WIFI is connected to the cell tower. Our images we place from the heart, the sound we create in music that motivates us is a mirrored reflection of our thoughts which comes outward unto the mediums we use which is the message we give out that effects everything and everyone.
Take for a moment the blog I made, it is visually appealing and crisp, clean just like I wanted it. Does that mean my life is like that? Even opposites can make an effect into the world. Living, breathing, babies growing in the womb within water, even babies in womb can hear and feel the mother’s heartbeat, the sound of her voice the light of the Sun shining over her tummy. How does this happen? How does a living creature hear touch and move? My faith in God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth makes all things new. God is who we are connected to He is the Master creator, the Greatest designer, and through our love, our own Earthly creations and inventions we are at the Mercy of God, and this kind of connection surpasses all understanding, all beauty and even surpasses the evolution of digital media.
Scholarly and non scholarly sources:
- Carl Sagan,1997 Pale Blue Dot: A vision of the Human Future in Space
- NASA Science SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION
- (Matt Williams, 2014, Universe Today What percent of Earth is water? https://phys.org/news/2014-12-percent-earth.html)
- (NASA Science Share the Science https://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/oceanography/ocean-earth-system/ocean-water-cycle).
- To find this article with visually appealing video, images go to my blog at: https://okanaganvalleyview.com/2019/11/30/the-sun-the-earth-and-digital-media-connections/