“Our soundscapes might be damaged and displaced by the din of handheld drones and notification sounds”
“If we can calm ourselves down by listening to soothing nature soundscapes, it is because our minds are fundamentally coextensive with the planetary soundscape in which they emerged”
like televisions they may sometimes be turned on by users to control the ambience of physical space.
It would reduce time spent looking at screens — specifically mentioned as a behavior that should be reduced — by effectively bringing participants inside the screen. “Imagine you put on your glasses or headset,” he says, as if this were categorically different from looking at a screen. But in fact it only perpetuates the function of screens as a window onto somewhere else. One still looks through a frame, a deliberate transformative act of passage separating distinct materialized and dematerialized worlds from each other.