blog post 1, finalize quote selection along with detailed discussion of the project’s purpose and audience; brainstorm tone & style ideas; brainstorm image ideas

The quote that I chose is:
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. … So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”
–Lawrence Krauss – “A Universe from Nothing”

Krauss, Lawrence Maxwell. A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing. London: Simon & Schuster, 2012. Print.

The audience for this quote is probably the godless liberal academic community that I’ve surrounded myself with at my undergrad school (Marymount Manhattan) and here at ODU. It’s a group of philosophizing poets who want to see the beauty in science, rather than depending on religion for understanding of the world. In that vein, the purpose of the quote is much the same. It’s meant to point out the beauty of science and to encourage knowing what we don’t know.

The tone and style will probably mirror the quote, with a floaty image style that shows galaxies, nebulas, stardust, and so on. The beauty of science is what I want to convey, but not necessarily in a religion-bashing sort of way. It’s meant to be positive rather than negative.