It is now a year ago Share a Brainwave was launched. And during that year
and kept the ideas flowing by adding
It has been incredibly inspiring. New clusters of ideas have emerged…ideas long forgotten have been revived…surprising patterns have intertwined. And we thank all of you for participating in the first wavechallenge.
But now it is time to move on to the next steps in the editorial process that will be all about selecting and refining the many ideas, bits, pieces, ripples and wavy patterns. Molding them into viable articles, interviews and art projects.
We will have additional wavechallenges ready for you all to follow, join and participate in soon. And if you have any wavy ideas you would like to pitch or elaborate on for Reflexioner on Waves please do not hesitate to use the contact form
And what will happen to the many posts we have all co-created here on Share a Brainwave? Well – we think they combine into a beautiful piece of collaborative art…and it would be a shame to let them drift away. So we will freeze them now and leave them out here for everyone to enjoy, surf through, dive into and comment on. So we hope you will still swim by every once in while.
U.S.economy is according to some on the verge of the recession, according to others it is already in recession. The stock markets are falling down. Not only in USA, they are falling down across the globe.
Breaking News Alert from NYT
Stock Markets in Europe Plunge 7 Percent
Stocks Open Sharply Lower Despite Interest-Rate Cut
Asian Stock Markets Plunge for Second Day
The experts outdo one another in economical prophecies. Media sound the alarm about the inflation. Everyone across the world seems to be touched by the problems. I think it is very interesting to observe. It reminds me of the snowball effect. The more it rolls the bigger it gets.
It is like with Elliott waves that show the collective investor (or crowd) psychology and interactions move from optimism to pessimism and back again. These swings create patterns, as evidenced in the price movements of a market at every degree of trend.
From R.N. Elliott’s essay, “The Basis of the Wave Principle,” October 1940.
“The wave patterns are an organizing principle for myriad social behaviors, ranging from newspaper sales figures to the fortunes of national leaders. The reason Elliott waves can tell us all this is simply because they are direct reflection of human psychology – the rhythms of human emotion, as Elliott puts it.” (I know what you’ll do next summer, New Scientist, 31st August 2002).
Interesting how the herd behavior and emotions influence even the stocks market. It is incredible to see how everythink is linked and depend on one another.
Gravity waves are seen as cloud wave patterns because of (if I have understood this correctly) an obstruction which disturbs the air flow leading to a periodic pattern in the interface between two air masses:
The December-waveband was created by Kathrine de Place BjÃ¸rn. Among her many works she has illustrated the interview with Danish psykologist Carsten Rene JÃ¸rgensen on fame in Reflexioner on Stars ( Hvad er det med de stjerner? ) and created the cover for Reflexioner on Roots in collaboration with Anja Funder.
Explore the funky fairytales of Kathrine’stextiles, prints and works at www.kb-me.dk.
Enjoy cornfields waving in the wind, fusilli pasta, wavy spectators in a stadium, humming waves at the therapist’s, ‘The Wave’ movie by Morton Rhue, wavy girlie curls, a beautiful snail, royal waves at the amusement park, liquorice rolls mmm.
Avoid tidal waves, shock waves, radio waves from cell phones, internet-phonecards, PDAs, wireless networks â€“ all the neighbours’ too. Scientists say they can harm your health?
In the house I grew up in we had a great swimmingpool. My brother and I enjoyed it immensely and swam like dolphins all day long during the summers. The mornings began with a quick swim, the first thing we did, when we returned from school was diving through the water. In the wintertime we would run from the sauna and jump headfirst through the icecubes on the surface.
But we were the spoiled ones who weren’t responsible for the cleaning. My father was. And it was a fulltime job. Letting the water out, filling more water in, “vacuum-cleaning” the leaves out of the water. Adjusting the percentage of chlorine and purifyer. Throughout my childhood I remember the goggling noice of the water running the pipes into the basement-sewer. And I remember staring at the whirlpool-patterns for hours and hours.
And I had forgotten all about that untill a few weeks ago when – recently – my father moved back into the house after ten years abroad. I heard it immidiately when I last went to visit. And I ran into the basement to gaze into the hypnotizing circle-waves of my childhood.
A friend of mine once said that cucumbers equals “green sticks of water”. Oh well – on this open Danish sandwich the green sticks of water were sliced, pickled and draped in wavy patterns on top of the rillette.