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Human Relationships with Water

What metaphors, experiences would create a deep sense of connection with water?


Humans pollute the waters because we lost our relationship with the water in general. How could we bring it back through stories, metaphors, experiences that evoke emotions and nudge our senses and our thinking?

I suggest to look at these points that unify humans with water:

  • water makes up our body and water makes up the planet Earth.

  • water is always in motion, throughout our body and throughout the planet.

  • water is intelligence without which life wouldn't exist.

What other unifing points we could explore when promoting human-water relationship?

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// 你会如何询问海豚与水的关系?

既然有可行的路径 来学习海豚语,我想我们可以用他们的语言提问,一旦我们学习或发展了共同语言。使用共享的口语,就像我们为人类发布问题一样,我们可以为海豚发布问题。

// how would you ask dolphins about their relationships with water?

Since there is a viable path to learning dolphin language, I think we may just ask in their language, once we learn or develop common language. With a shared spoken language, just like we've posted a question for humans, we could post a question for dolphins.

    : Ruta
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[Mindey] 你会如何询问海豚与水的关系? :)

[Mindey] how would you ask dolphins about their relationships with water? :)


Perhaps it is best to ask dolphins about it...

    : Ruta
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“想想我喝水如何塑造我的想法的影响(目前,当我只喝矿泉水时经历了这一点,现在第 12 天,我感觉更平静了。我还想表明水会影响情绪状态(我喝水的例子)和情绪状态影响决策(创建什么项目,消费什么产品)。我在这里做一个概括,我们体内的水会让人类产生破坏性的想法/建设性的想法。我们的水越干净喝,我们思考的想法越干净,我们创造的行业就越干净。相反,水污染越多,想法破坏性越大,行业污染越严重。在这里我想补充一下负面情绪如何促成破坏性想法,从而污染行业。”

“压力会使血液呈酸性吗?认为将血液恢复到正常 pH 值或喝碱性水进行清理是积极的。当然我根本不知道这是不是真的!”






然后 [Mindey] 分享了水滴如何帮助“疏通人性”并构成“社会溶剂”。





My thinking went this way, from the oldest to the newest at the bottom:

Water as Cycle

"Concept for art promoting interdependence: Water as a unified malleable library of all life. A cycle of water in our human bodies (based on emotions) impacts industries and thus water ecosystems on Earth. Ocean as a collective consciousness where all ideas meet before they rain on Earth to inhabit human bodies and minds. When it rains, water soaks into my skin and emerges into rivers that travel through my body until ideas form inside the brain. The more pollution, the more acid rain, the bitter the ideas in our minds that lead to polluting products we design and buy. Loop. The more pollution in the Ocean. The bitter rain. .... And backwards. The cleaner the water in the Ocean, the cleaner our ideas (thoughts), the brighter the future."

Water Quality and Emotions

"thinking about an effect of how water I drink shapes my thoughts (currently, experiencing this when swithched to drinking only mineral water, the 12th day now and I feel calmer). also I'd like to show that water impacts emotional state (my water drinking example) and emotional state impacts decisions (what projects are created, what products are consumed). I'm making a generalisation here that water in our bodies makes humans to come up with destructive thoughts/constructive thoughts. the cleaner the water we drink, the cleaner the thoughts we think, the cleaner the industries we create. and the opposite, the more polluted the water, the more destructive the thoughts, the more polluting the industries. here I want to add how negative emotions contribute to destructive thoughts, and thus polluting industries."

"does stress make blood acidic? think positive to turn blood to normal pH or drink alkaline water to clean up. surely I don't know if it's true at all!"

Water as Home

"What is Water to me? "Like feeling home, I can interact with it. Water is home. Intelligence (of past generations), a library that lives in the home.""

Water as a Giant Drop

How cool it would be to create an experience where a spectator enters a giant drop, and feels like inside a cocoon, safe inside a moving water, just like life is, when creativity/imagination creates that cocoon to move through chaos. People would have to step into a water structure (a sculpture-like fountain or immersive virtual experience) to feel calm inside but fluid chaos all around it, which would spark a sense of flow like creativity does.

Water as a Solvent for Society

And then [Mindey] shared how water drops could help to "unclog the humanity" and make up a "solvent for society".

Water as Traveling Drops

Water Drop could bring a sense of connection with water, because a drop can be anything - rain drop, drink, sweat, pee, splash in the sea, soup, ..

Also "drops" in general have a meaning of "about to come out": when it rains, I feel that wisdom is coming; same way when I cry - through emotional expression something wants to come out, i.e. a wisdom of water wants to come out through all of us!

How could these metaphors be explored deeper? Or what other metaphors would spark a sense of connection with water?