of or relating to stationary electric charges or fields.
Since classical antiquity it was known that some materials such as amber attract light particles after rubbing. The Greek word for amber, ήλεκτρον (electron), was the source of the word ‘electricity’. Electrostatic phenomena arise from the forces that electric charges exert on each other.
Electrostatic phenomena include many examples as simple as the attraction of on object to another after contact is made, Electrostatics involves the buildup of charge on the surface of objects due to contact with other surfaces. Although charge exchange happens whenever any two surfaces contact and separate, the effects of charge exchange are usually only noticed when at least one of the surfaces has a high resistance to electrical flow. This is because the charges that transfer to or from the highly resistive surface are more or less trapped there for a long enough time for their effects to be observed. These charges then remain on the object until they either bleed off to ground or are quickly neutralized by a discharge: e.g., the familiar phenomenon of a static ‘shock’ is caused by the neutralization of charge built up in the body from contact with nonconductive surfaces.
I am attracted to light, rainbows and coincidental moments of illumination where it seems hard to deny the presence of the divine.
I’m intrigued by the notion that we are charged, conductive and that our electrical fields affect each other.
That they are called “laws” of attraction seems to indicated that we are pre determined to be instinctually attracted to certain people, places and things.
I’m obsessed by and sometimes terrified by the motion that we live inside and are surrounded by electrical grids and the consequent metaphor for all our connections.
We are networked.