Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Stardust: A 3-Step Guide

I. Words
"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You are all stardust. You couldn't be here if stars hadn't exploded. Because the elements, the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution weren't created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. And the only way they could get into your body is if the stars were kind enough to explode. So forget Jesus. The stars died so you could be here today."

II. Visual

Showcasing cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies, alongside the organic bodily expressions of the models, as they are frozen in time between the particles, suggest celestial creation. Space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. (Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.)

III. Melody
We Are All Made of Stars by MOBY

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