…If you have been reading the story of my first, and I hope not the last product of the multidisciplinary KISS Project (with Science and Art areas in its primary interest) called Titan, Here We Come!, you probably know what the story was talking about. For all the others, I will try to explain the story concept and how it was done. Most authors never explain their stories (it spoils the mystery), but I will do it, because this story, this project is a part of the big experiment that I will talk about in this post.

As you are maybe aware, in the last few months I was considered with writing and exploring the world of Sci Art, and with my effort in uniting the best of the worlds from four different areas, science/technology, arts/culture, spirituality/religion and sports/leisure to create something that is not only an interesting experiment but also that can be of the greatest value and importance to the whole humanity in the near future (as I especially tried to explain that in the posts like the Stairway To Wisdom: Six Pillars To The Ultimate Spiritual Enlightenment…, as well as in the Holistic Education – The Future of Modern Education? and Can We Start Once Again?…).

The story Titan, Here We Come! was made using two quite different areas of science and arts. Areas that I have chosen randomly, using RNG (Random Number Generator), as well as information about all the branches of science and art in the numerous Wikipedia articles.

After playing this random selection game, I came to its final results:

Science>Natural Science>Physical Science>Astronomy>Planetary Science>Planetary Surfaces

Arts>Literary Arts>Drama>Creative Drama

So, at the end, the final decision made by computer program was that I have to find a way to combine these two areas, Planetary Surfaces and Creative Drama, and make a new combined science/art work. A task that didn´t looked so good and promising at the very beginning of that experiment of mine. But, I wanted to see how would it looked like to make some real work from all the things I wrote about in my The Pillars of Wisdom… holistic educational series.

First task was, according to my own rules from The Pillars… to gather as much as valuable and relevant information about these two subareas of science and arts, so I started to read articles on various web sites, including allmighty Wikipedia, as well as to watch some documentary videos, mostly on the Youtube video channels.

So, these are some of the informations that I gathered:

PLANETARY SURFACE (Science area)

  • three different phases present: solid, liquid, gas
  • important science topics: surface area, temperature, pressure, density
  • planetary surface processes: volcanism, hydrology, seismic
  • all these processes are very hard to explore on the surfaces of the astronomical objects
  • mostly containing: frozen water (ice), rocks, gases (CO2, CO, N2, O2, CH4, NH3…)
  • organic compounds: tholins, CH4 x 5.75 H2O (polymers), …
  • inorganic compounds: water (H2O), silicates (xSiOx), regolith (Fe2O3), …
  • land forms: craters, dunes, caves, mountains, lakes, valleys,…
  • asteroids, moons, planets, comets
  • Saturn moons (most interesting for my experiment): Titan, Rhea

 TITAN (moon)

  • second biggest moon in our Solar System (after Jupiter´s Ganymede)
  • average surface temperature: -185 degrees Celsius (pressure 1,5 atmosphere)
  • contains N2, CH4, H2
  • methane lakes, ice deserts, cryovolcanoes, valleys, methane/ammonia rivers, complex organic polymer molecules (Tholins – CxHyNz)
  • possible simple life forms (in H2O/NH3 medium)
  • definitely a great possibility to find life there in the future explorations, or make a new one in terraforming and exploiting resources (CH4, NH3, …), if the Earth would be destroyed (after our Sun becomes a Red Giant, or human race destroys our current mother planet)

CREATIVE DRAMA (Arts area)

  • performance art used in describing emotions of the characters in comic, tragic and other situations
  • types: dance drama (ballet), music drama (opera, melodrama, musical)
  • screenplays that involve talking/singing of the actors
  • can include pantomime/mimics
  • forms: satyra, farce,…
  • creative drama: used primarily for child education
  • using improvisation, role playing
  • cooperative learning, outdoor/indoor education, group learning, using background music
  • no more than 25 participants (children actors)
  • goals: development of creativity, innovation, self-recognition, discipline, imagination,…
  • alternative theater technique for children that can help them improve academic/music skills
  • creative drama exercises: pantomime, sense-memory improvisations, emotions, characterisation, dialogue, story dramatization

RESOURCES

Texts…

Planetary surface (Wiki)

Titan (Wiki)

Rhea (Wiki)

Creative Drama (Wiki)

Multilingual Educational Toolbox

Creative Drama @ Study.com

Creative Drama @ Creative Drama.com

Youtube Videos…

Rachel Jeffries – Spotlight on Creative Drama, bringing stories to… by Cambridge University Press ELT

Titan, Saturn´s Largest Moon – An Alternative Earth? by space and astronomy

Is Life Possible on Titan by Atlas Pro

Titan, A Frozen Oasis – The Lesser Worlds by SEA

…After gathering some interesting ideas in the Knowledge section of my The Pillars… educational serie, I continued with the Intelligence and Creativity/Innovation sections, and made some potential ideas for the work that I was trying to make:

POTENTIAL IDEAS 

Scientific (Fictional) Drama – Short Play…

  • exploration of using surfaces of Titan/Rhea in exploiting resources (CH4, C2H6, NH3) to make fuels for the future, experiment with creating possible second Earth
  • exploring tholins molecules
  • dramatic style of writing scenarios
  • six players/actors/story characters (coming from the worlds of science, arts and spirituality)
  • dialogue/forum happening in the minds of children who are to become scientists/artists/spiritualists in the near future
  • everything is happening in the dreams (collective dreams)
  • they use telepathy, psychokinetics to “talk” to each other (transfer ideas)

POSSIBLE INTRODUCTION

  • movie about the Titan/Rhea space exploration (that these children are watching)
  • date – the day when Cassini-Huygens spacecraft landed on Titan surface
  • children go to sleep, they start to think about space explorations (daydreaming/internal monologues)
  • when they fall asleep, their minds connect in the “universal mind” (creative consciousness, Jung)
  • they exchange ideas/thoughts in this Well of Dreams (I wrote about it in Creativity in Dreams)
  • six children from six different continents, six different historical time periods (prom prehistory to future)
  • space/time is not the same in this “Well of Dreams” “place”

…At the end, from six characters in the story, I used four real people from the past:

  • Parashara, ancient Indian guru (read the book Maitreya: A Spiritual Adventure)
  • Aristotle from Stagira, ancient Greek philosopher
  • Thomas Aquinas from Italy, medieval catholic monk and theologian
  • René Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher from 16/17th century

If you still didn´t read my short story, that still needs to be prolonged and rewritten, now is your chance:

Titan, Here We Come!

Titan, Here We Come! (Part II…)

(Cover Image & Source: Titan Backdrop @ NASA Solar System Exploration)