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Blog Post #8

For my second paper, I will be discussing how ” noise pollution” is an increasing danger to many modern cities by using Damon Krukoiski’s ” Ways of Hearing,” and R. Murray-Schafer’s ” The Soundscape.” Sound plays an important role in our lives. It helps us deliver information to others, it allows us to understand the context of spoken words, it evokes emotional responses, but the most vital part about sound, is that us humans, and animals, use our sense of hearing to alert us from when danger is near. Both authors discuss the importance of being aware of our surroundings, and how many of us, myself included tend to block out the noise from the city with our headphones playing music, or us being to into our phones while walking down the street, being in our own ‘ sonic universe’ and not being alert of whats going on around us. Now a days in New York City’s subway stations, its become extremely crucial that we keep our eyes, and our ears open while waiting for the trains. Many distracted people became victims of predators looking for someone who wasn’t aware of their environment.

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  1. Paul Fess

    Andrienne, this is interesting. I think you need to be more specific, though. What areas of our lives are you talking about? Why is sound/noise important in these contexts?

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