Space is omnidimensional, both geographic and temporal, both geometrically present outside of us and metaphorically present inside the fences of our imaginations. With space, what isn't is as important as what is: the inside of a basket, the silences between notes, the pause between speakers, the room inside the walls. A canvas's size or a room's dimensions determine how we move within it. As humans, we can't help but pay attention to space as space, and space as time. How long? How wide? How fast? How slow? Where and when? Mechanical engineers, publishers, architects, dancers, cartographers, chess players, editors, sitcom writers- how do these people use and analyze space?
Movement is about change and getting from here to there, from up to down, from then to now. We talk about how ideas move us, how ambitions drives us, how responsibility keeps us tied down, how our imaginations run away, and how our philosophies collide. A story line must move right along or it loses our attention; cycles of days and years and viewpoints become the stuff of history; cycles in our bodies, in weather, and in nature present whole worlds of study. Kinesthetic learners must move into knowledge, often quite literally, finding the meaning of a concept by physically inhabitiing it. Movers include (but are not limited to)explorers, botanists, meteorologists, dancers, acrobats, athletes, construction workers, and industrial designers.
Rhythm is the heartbeat element, holding things together in big and little patterns. We each have a personal rhythm as distinct as our fingerprints, recognizable beneath the changing tides of emotional rhytms that rock and roll us through the day. Rhythm at first thought is audible and invisible -drum beats, finger taps, cadences, and cacophony- but imagine the world without the visual patterns of steps, of rows of shoes, of this-way-and-that-way of the lines in a leaf. Without rhythm, who could be a pianist, a mathematician, a poet, an actor, a director, a salesman, a video editor, a debater, a basketball player, a waiter, a politician, an animal behaviorist, or a juggler?