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Let the Good Links Roll

Jan
24

Sure, the Internet is a quagmire of misinformation, confusion and outright lies. Sort of like one’s mind. That’s where de.licio.us comes in for me. I use this bookmarking utility all the time to sift and sort the endless stream of interesting junk that floats through my browser.

Now, I’ve gotten around to adding a de.licio.us link roll to the site. Be sure to check it out on the right hand column to view my most recent excavations relevant to my interests around environmental design and videogames.

Hearing Spaces

Jan
18

I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while. In the world of virtual design and virtual environments we have recapitulated some bad habits from the history of architecture around giving primacy to the image. Our environements are about a lot more than what we can see, as a new book makes clear:





Spaces Speak, Are You Listening: book overview

The audible attributes of physical space have always contributed to the fabric of human culture, as demonstrated by prehistoric multimedia cave paintings, classical Greek open-air theaters, Gothic cathedrals, acoustic geography of French villages, modern music reproduction, and virtual spaces in home theaters. Auditory spatial awareness is a prism that reveals a culture’s attitudes toward hearing and space. Some listeners can learn to “see” objects with their ears, but even without training, we can all hear spatial geometry such as an open door or low ceiling.

I haven’t read the book, but I look forward to checking it out!

(Also, check out the book’s site at: www.SpacesSpeak.com.)

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