The Protectometer has a category Things you hear, see, smell, taste and touch. There are many powerful SIMs that could fit here – great music, inspiring art, the distinct aroma of freshly brewed coffee, vegetables you have grown yourself or a loved one’s caress. Here’s a wonderful bit of science uncovering some invisible SIMs in this category:
“How much do you think you are missing right now — in this very moment, as you sit reading these words? How much of the world’s grace and power do you think is cascading around you unseen like a swift, invisible river?
Most of it.
Cymatics is the science of visualizing sound. What New Zealand musician Stanford does in his cymatic experiments, however, is itself an art form. Using a variety of methods, he and his team make the complex spatial patterns generated by his own music visible — and it’s a feast for all the senses.
So, the message of this day is simple. The invisible world is all around us — and it is more beautiful than we can imagine.” (emphasis added)
Some of these effects were used in one of my all time favourite aural SIMs from the very talented Jack White
We like to say that DIMs and SIMs can hide in hard to find places – perhaps they can even be ‘invisible’. But the ‘invisible’ can be uncovered and celebrated – sometimes we just need a change in our thinking to uncover a world that ‘is more beautiful than we can imagine’.