1. White board drawing or black background with moving cutouts:
pirate in a boat
boat and pirates surroundings poof away
hes in a astronaut suit
space fills his surroundings
a map drops in his hand
shows map to the treasure..x marks the spot
things start flying by him quickly
he’s knocked about
then he’s given a skateboard (spaceboard)
and zooms through asteroids in space
performs some skateboard tricks..along the rings of a planet?
a dinosaur flies by
through a nebula?/almost sucked in by a black hole?
sees the x is on a moon (of jupiter?)
starts toward it and somehow loses board (breaks down?)
is floating and grabs onto an asteroid
rides it down to the moon
skids real far upon hitting the moon
face scoots right up to the x..which marks the spot
has nothing to dig with
ice pick poofs in hand
he strikes the x
water spouts up
it rises and rises and rises
he is flailing through water
scared hes gonna drown
then his pirate boat poofs back
and he turns into an alien
...with an eyepatch.
2. Face painting stop motion where the original face has completely turned into a new person/thing/carachter
Time is an illusion, however, also a governing force of the universe. The concept of time has always puzzled me. And when I say 'always' it is of course an exaggerated concept of time, because I actually know the exact moment when time unveiled itself and all of its complexities to me, and whence the many questions of which time brings about began to churn within my brain. A little boy actually, the age of seven, with red hair and a medium build asked me a question one day. I was his nanny, and he a little Einstein. He would always challenge me with questions of which I really had to think to form an answer. And one day, he asked me what I thought the most powerful force in the universe was. I thought really hard and told him that was one that I would have to get back to him on, as I had much pondering to perform before that answer could be adequately determined for myself. So I asked what he thought. He responded simply with the word 'time'.
The podcast by Radiolab, entitled Time, was an incredible insight into the many dimensions of time and theories behind such an abstract, yet somehow concrete concept. At one point the inquiry was 'what essentially is time?', whereas the response was 'that which allows us to see that something had changed'. But oh how simple life would be if that where the only explanation we needed in order to describe it all.
Through listening to the podcast I was reminded of the fact that time is not universal. Time is perceived differently in each eye of the beholder, and determined differently in different cultures, as well as throughout history. Time has been a complex subject since the beginning. But even that is too vast to imagine. This in turn defines the nature of its abstractness. However, it is also what governs much of what we know and do, what keeps many of us on a schedule, and what helps us to perceive the past, the future, and the present. We age with time, experience with time, and heal with time. We can be on time, or completely oblivious to time, but it still ticks just the same. And this I think is where the concrete aspects of time lye.
Why is it that we are able to experience time in a normal sense one moment, then it seems to be going too fast the next, as well as seem in slow motion another? The podcast was able to answer this with Einsteins 'Theory of Relativity'. Varying people experience time dissimilarly and at different times the same person may experience time in a contrasting manor. Einsteins theory states that 'time and speed are coupled'. Therefore, the example was brought up, do tortoises and hummingbirds live in different time universes also set apart from that of the human?
I personally believe this to be absolutely true. If time is relative, and time and speed are coupled, and each organism travels at different speeds, and has a different lifespan, then time must be perceived and experienced in a completely divergent manor by absolutely everyone. How might a tortoise with the lifespan of 150 years distinguish a day compared to a fly who may only live one day? Much differently.
Time is an extraordinary subject. A subject of much question, debate, and ultimate wonder. So, is it the most powerful force in the universe?