If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.
Bruce Barton said that
Sparky is for everyone – WELCOME – Sparky curates and edits the internet to enable free thinkers, stimulate creativity and encourage individual responsibility. Sparky aims to bring individuals together and build a community that strives to project a more positive outlook.
The internet is barely 30 years old, but has already become an enormous information stew, constantly seasoned by too many chefs with too many ingredients. The distinction between fact, information, knowledge and gossip has become utterly blurred. Much of the content is badly researched, poorly produced or presented, and processed too quickly and carelessly on social media and internet news channels. Facebook has become the place many people get their daily news.
Sparky wants to help people in finding the truth amidst the distorted evidence, coverage and influence being presented by modern day media networks and individuals who abuse the freedoms of the internet.
Sparky will keep you posted – it will be a challenge to edit and curate a growing collection of items relative to Sparky’s social optimism, so Sparky needs your participation to grow and deliver great content. It is to be an ongoing process with daily updates, with popular content being highlighted and reviewed as a weekly front page.
The magazine will be supported by an occasional newsletter linked to the Sparky site.
Most of the shared posts from websites, blogs, video channels and social media are linked back to their last source and so lead users back to the origins of topics and themes – this promotes the content sources and offers opportunities for users to follow a train of thought or action.
Sparky combines skill sharing, positive debate and shared experience of the more important and best things in life – appreciating and stimulating design, cognitive behaviour and wellbeing, human endeavour and human geography. Pictorially Sparky will delve into the arts, the sciences, utopias, youth culture, the future, evolution, and present images and video at the best quality available.
There will be a particular emphasis on positive thinking. Sparky believes in a more mindful approach to rebuilding our social consciousness, our mental wellbeing, common sense, and awareness of our shared experiences. Sparky will help spark our mindful revolt against those who work hard to extend and increase their control over our every individual wish, ambition or quest.
As time goes by, Sparky will produce original content including, learning, video, interviews, biographies, debate, and observation – it’s gonna be a blast!
The Tower of Babel
According to the story, this was a united humanity of the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating eastward, came to the land of Shinar (Hebrew: שנער). There they agreed to build a city and a tower “tall enough to reach heaven“; on seeing this, God, viewing such behaviour as arrogant, intrusive, premature and disrespectful, confounded their speech so that they could no longer understand each other and scattered them around the world.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder – The Tower of Babel (Vienna) – Google Art Project