Interpretation of visual stimulation. This is the essence of the interpretation of visual art.

Professional interpreters give us considered opinion. It takes time, rightly.

With ‘The Wow!’ signal ([1]), Jerry Ehman gave us a timeless imprint of the instant emotional ‘high’ that humans experience with an overwhelming cue. Is there any other reaction to image that shows us raw emotion?

The Drake Equation asked the question.

The Big Ear printout showed us how we feel when we get the answer.

 

 

References:

[1] http://bampfa.org/news/astrophysicist-attempts-explain-wow-signal-view-architecture-life (and courtesy of the Ohio History Collection).