Dr Ink and Dr Owning laid out a second graph, one week later, next to the first “Perception of Time-Speed in Relation to Distance from Optimal Position” self-graphing experiment in Seattle’s Occidental Park, as part of ARTSparks.
(photo credit: Robert Wade)
In these two poems formed from passerby answers to our survey questions, the people in the park report on Things That Spark and What Brings you to the Park:
Things That Spark
Friction and excitement.
An electronic connection between two people,
two people, two things, two thoughts, two events.
Instant, unexpected inspiration toward joy.
Friction, physical or metaphysical
Solar power acceleration.
Community coming to life.
A chemical reaction.
Everything and everyone I see.
If it’s at the right time, the spark will happen.
Two things colliding.
The intersection of two divergent beings.
The right things coming together at the right time.
Two objects colliding at a fast pace.
Energy, emotion, love.
Instant connection with people.
Food and life.
People who smile.
Some sort of emotion.
Variety in life.
Love or flint,
Two high energy particles coming close
Excitement and something new
Passion and drive
Anything – if struck in the right way.
What Brought Us to the Park
Checking out your beautiful city
‘Cause it’s fun
Catapulting lapse in time while falling into space
The farmer’s market and bread store
Destination coordination within prefabricated reasoning
A quick stroll through Seattle
I’m a neighbor
We were just walking around, while waiting for a friend and saw this beautiful park
Walking home from the doctor
We live just a block away
Visiting from London for a friend’s wedding
Lunch with a friend
It is the center of good and evil
A walk with my family
Visiting on my way to Portland
Chess and friends
Moving through time and space from woods to city to home
I am travelling
The farmer’s market today
Fruit and vegetable and love
Just walking by
Following, like sheep, a friend
Spending time with family
Time and space conspiring
Visit to underground
Lunch at Pioneer Square
To drop off a slideshow
See some art
Just walked by