Born from the wildly popular, absurdly simple, neuroscience-based initiative of marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, blue marbles have been shared around the world with millions of people in celebration of our beautiful, fragile, blue planet.
Now, The Blue Marbles Project has set out to pass a blue marble through every person's hand on earth, with a simple message of gratitude along with it.
The rules are simple.
1. The marble must be blue.
2. Give it to someone as a token of gratitude.
3. Share your story with the world, however you like.
Play the Blue Marble game! Get some blue marbles and start spreading blue gratitude. You can get blue marbles to share anywhere, but when you get your blue marbles from the Blue Marbles Project they come in a great little mesh bag with cards to pass along with them.
This way your purchase allows us to give away even more blue marbles all over the world!
We think the blue marble is the ultimate 'socio-physical media' app. But you can also join the Blue Marbles Project in the virtual world on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and find out who, why and where people have shared blue marbles recently.
"As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart." - James Irwin, American Astronaut
“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.” - Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
"Perhaps the most indespensible thing we can do as human beings, every day of our lves, is remind ourselves and others of our complexity, fragility, finiteness, and uniqueness." - Antonio Damasio, Descartes' Error
"You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop." - Rumi
"...I salute all the inhabitants of the earth." - Walt Whitman
"Because the world is round it turns me on. Because the world is round." -John Lennon
"Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do" -David Bowie, Space Oddity