Fang Talks

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Outside, indoors

I’m currently listening to ambient music that has a bunch of nature sounds in it.

Comfy as that may be, it strikes me as somewhat odd. Here I am, sitting in my room, living at peak denaturization, enjoying all the comforts of modern living, like not having to shit in the woods every day. And yet my lizard brain still craves a lot of the stimuli that come with the lifestyle we’re so glad we left behind. So we fill our houses with flora, and play back sounds our species has gotten so used to picking up.

It’s interesting how that works. Some research has shown that having plants in your house can increase general happiness. No doubt other primal stimuli do the same. And we can do a lot to imitate all that, but it’s going to be difficult to come close to the real thing. I dream of architecture that allows itself to be enveloped by nature without sacrificing convenience of its inhabitants.

The solarpunk future isn’t here yet though.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 16/11/2017 (2:50 PM)

    There are a lot of houses out there that combine the indoors with the outdoors perfectly, but they’re in remote areas. They’re primarily made of glass so it looks like you’re living outdoors while still being very much indoors.

    To be honest I’ve never contemplated why humans prefer the sounds of nature and how weird it is we can have all the sights and sounds of outdoor life indoors. It’s an interesting idea.

  • 14/11/2017 (3:06 AM)

    I knew someone who used to have something on their television, around each Christmas, that made it look as though their telvision was a fireplace.

    Never understood it at all.

    It’s nice, I guess: Having the technology to be able to provide ourselves with artificial approximations of nature.

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