- What is Krukowski’s main point about how we experience time in the “real” world versus are experiences with “digital” time? Why are these differences significant?
The author’s main point about how we experience time in the “real” world versus our experiences with “digital” time is that the “real” world time is live time we all experience in our analog world. And we can clearly feel every moment we spend. “Digital” time is a kind of machine time, not live time. It is locked in a clock. It exists in a series of time codes which makes everything more regular than live time. These differences are significant because sometimes our experience of a moment is being lost in the transition between real and digital time.
- What does Krukowski mean when he says that listening has a lot to do with how we navigate space?
When he says that listening has a lot to do with how we navigate space, he means that listening is a kind of perceptual tool which helps map ourselves from the source of those sound. Therefore if you pay attention to the sound of your surroundings, you can detect the location without your sights. And this idea inspires me to remove my attention from my headphones to the surroundings.
- In the interview at the beginning of the episode, Jeremiah Moss argues that developers in Astor Place are “privatizing public space in a very stealth way.” What does he mean by this? What does Moss say about the distinction between public and private space, and why is it important?
Jeremiah Moss argues that developers in Astor Place are “privatizing public space in a very stealth way.” What he means is that nowadays more and more people walk around with their screens, and they don’t want to be hear or do not hear. They are creating some private bubbles which are moving through our public space. And it is this private bubble that turn our public space into private space in a very stealth way. He says that public space is where people can do whatever they like to do, such as hold protest or somewhere people can express their opinions without having to follow rules set by private companies. He argues that it is important because people don’t realize the encroachment of their public spaces. They are not even aware of the public space they are around because they are always on their screen.
- What is the significance of Emily Thompson’s idea that the development of concert halls arose from desires to “control interior spaces”? How is this desire, according to Krukowski, related to earbuds and headphones?
Emily Thompson’s idea of the development of concert halls arose from desires to “control sound in interior spaces” because there were technological developments occurred in that time. And so many loud sounds produced by big working engineer machines make our life much noisier than ever before. But it is very hard for people to deal with those noisy sound. Therefore, the desire for residents to live in a quieter place is really in need. Thanks to earbuds and headphones, people can own a private interior space in that noisy world.
- In your own opinion, what are the key ideas from this episode about the relationship between sound and space? What strikes you as interesting about the ways that sound influences our experience of space.
In my opinion, the key ideas between sound and space is that sounds make us aware of our surroundings and make us realize the travel of time. The sound from surroundings can help me locate myself. Different sound will influence people in totally different ways. It might change your mind as well as your thoughts.