PS 8-6-17 *Modular, *Symbols

​*First a comment:

*MODULAR
I finally did a little work on our Music Blogs today.

I added a “Downloads” page and mentioned the new Synthesizer Module Sylvia and I purchased yesterday. It’s the “MIDI 3” Module by Pittsburgh Modular. I also created a Patch Chart for it and uploaded it to that new page.

So if you know what we’re talking about or know someone who has a Modular Synthesizer, they may be interested in the downloadable files we added to our Blogsite. (I won’t bore everyone with the details here.)

Here’s the link:
https://infinitysong.wordpress.com

*SYMBOLS
A few mornings ago, while sitting in Waffle House having Breakfast, I noticed a metal door under their counter. Besides a handle, it only had 2 Symbols on it. These were 1/2-inch squares. One was “red” and the other was “blue”. I figured they must represent “hot” and “cold”. Then my mind wandered and I couldn’t figure out why those 2 colors were used to represent those Temperatures.

My 1st thought was that the ancient people of the world linked the color “red” with “hot” because of the “Sun”… but, as far as I can tell, the Sun has been “orange” for the last few hundred years. A few decades ago, it  slowly changed to “yellow” and, in 2012, it changed to “white”. They say this is because it went from burning “hydrogen” to burning “helium”.

  • Our current Sun is “white”. Go outside and notice it sometime. Some say it will now slowly change to “blue”.

Even if ancient societies used the color of “fire” to represent something “hot”, they would have chosen “orange”. Not “red”. Unless something is on fire which will turn flames “red”, fires are typically orange and yellow. Even Lava is orange.

So how did “modern Society” decide that “red” should represent “hot”?

Now let’s look at the “blue” color on that metal door…

Clean “water” can be various shades… from “blue” to “black”, depending on the depth of the water, lighting, reflections on its surface, angle of view, etc.

Clean “ice” is typically “white”. Ice is “cold”. So why did our collective symbolism choose “blue” to represent “cold”?

Just some thoughts.

Question everything.

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