Thermal Mapping of Stories

The human body has thermal images, from which we may detect the hot or cold points in the body. Buildings may have differences in their thermal properties, such as humid walls. These buildings show thermal images rich in "cold" colors of damp areas. We build stories and, hopefully, into a living body that has some hot points and weak points. The buildup of the story by increasing the tension of conflicts may "warm up" the readers and thus changing their thermal images. The hot zones or moments shall be reflected by intense red colors.

We say somebody has a burning desire. Being a burning one, it heats up the body, which in turn may give a thermal heat map different from the one of the same person, but without the burning desire. Similarly, a person who feels cold to a girl and then his heart warms up to her will also have a varying thermal graph. A person who bears grudge and has a furnace in his chest and a mouth grinding its teeth will heat up and develop a thermal graph showing many intensely reddish spots.

We say a person is cold-blooded, or has a cold heart. Later, we may say that this person has warmed up to the offer, or his heart started moving meaning that it started warming up. You may imagine this person warming up and producing a new thermal map that reflects his/her condition at the moment.

People who are desperate may say the world as dark. But there skin still radiates infra red which we may capture as a thermal map. We may monitor how this thermal map progresses as emotions change and intentionally create events to intensify the tension or reduce it. This idea reminds me of the movie "In the Heat of the Night" as it would be possible now to record the images of the night heat and how it moves the story.

Like we understand the heat maps of buildings and human bodies; it is time to understand the heat maps of our stories. As we intensify emotions, so we intensify the heat of bodies and affect their emotions and heat maps accordingly.

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
"Master story tellers are expert in beautifully orchestrating the rhythm of this 'thermal graph' in their stories"- that is the essence of the buzz. Thank you so much Anees Zaidi for reading my mind 100% correctly..

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

With all honesty I don't know the effect Julie Hickman. The proof is this is one of my oldest buzzes here and after almost two months you commented. In the midst of so many posts sometimes to get notices and make a captivating effect on them is beyond my control. But, I need myself to feel the pulse. If I don't something is missing. An author may reverse the role and be the reader of his/her writing. But again, that may not be conclusive at all. You raise so many ideas in my had this morning, Julie.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

One great source of imagination is CityVP Manjit. The long light of your comments keeps us shining forth

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #7

As we peer into the universe to see the universe in new ways, so we can peer into stories and see stories anew. http://www.openculture.com/2013/03/new_heat_map_reveals_the_creation_of_our_infant_universe.html Again if we truly are made of star dust, the thermal maps of stories may give us something lasting, like the long lasting light that reaches us still from the very origins of our universe. In this way stories connect us and the light emerging from those stories keeps us shining forth.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Sara Jacobovici You summed up beautifully my intention of publishing this post. In fact, you mirrored it. I greatly appreciate your comment

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #5

Your flow of moving from human physiology to buildings and then emotions is so natural Ali Anani that it made me think, why didn't I see this before? By you using the mapping to connect them, opened my eyes to seeing the temperatures being generated by all. "...it is time to understand the heat maps of our stories." Great call to action.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Franci Hoffman Nice to meet you here dear Franci. I appreciate your greatly

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Franci Hoffman Nice to meet you here dear Franci. I appreciate your egreatly

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thought-provoking post and well written. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Ali Anani.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Adam Read I greatly appreciate your feedback

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