"The ancients and our modern quantum physicists are in agreement; everything in the universe is in a state of vibration which means they are in motion and all objects in motion create sound. This includes every portion of the human body." - Jonathan Goldman psychoacoustics teacher and musician, "The Sound of Science," Common Ground magazine, May 2007
"Now, the need for BEING SPACES is nothing new. Sociologist Ray Oldenburg coined 'The Third Place' in his 1990 book 'The Great Good Place', and described it as a celebration of the places where people can regularly go to take it easy and commune with friends, neighbours, and whoever else shows up." - Trendwatching March '06 report: Being Spaces & Brand Spaces
I read this in the book, Darkness and Scattered Light, and thought of you, fellow bards and druids. And I thought too of what I imagine a clan of artists would move through the cosmos like:
"The architecture of the future, I imagine, will be modeled on the architecture of matter itself, seen not in its aggregate nature as plastic material to be molded into shape, but in its musical structure as a crystal or as an archetypal geometrical form. The acoustical space of the ancient pyramids, cathedrals, and mosques is a celebration of sacred geometry....
What the future cathedrals of Chartres will be, I have no way of knowing, but I imagine someone playing a musical instrument and expressing with it certain images in algebra and topology; as the instrument is played, the physical form of the building is created. Perhaps my fantasy is simply one of a Bach-like God sitting at the keyboard of the universe, but I imagine a future architecture in which you turn on a building the way we now turn on the lights. These buildings will be temporary like concerts, and not enduring like the pyramids; and so when the use of the building is finished, the people can move on. The culture will be similar to the nomadic way of life of the old paleolithic hunters and gatherers; the people will carry their cultures in their souls, and so familiar will they be with earth, wind, and stars that civilization will be unnecessary ."
p.s. Feeling more in a curatorial and twittering mood of late. (And should you connect dots of Popup plus Being Spaces plus (Still) Made Here reports sans the commerce you may ascertain some parts of what been concocting lately.)