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Screaming without sound

June 29, 2010

Once, many years ago, I was in a room in a Physics Department that had wall surfaces designed to absorb all sound.  You could hear yourself talk, but there was no reverberation.  It is very unnatural.  It feels like you are out in space in a vacuum.   For some reason this popped into my head today.  I think it correlated to my frustration with advocating for the arts.  I feel like I am back in this room —– and I scream —-and I barely hear myself —– and it falls immediately into nothing.

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  1. June 30, 2010 11:48 pm

    The anechoic chamber makes a nice metaphor. But how much do you mean this blog, how much arts advocacy in general? Physics requires that the sound energy must do something, if only heat the walls a bit.

    Perhaps other readers of this blog would join in a round of “Complete the Haiku:”

    Arts advocacy
    ? Anechoic chamber
    ?????

    (For those unfamiliar with the game: ? is a syllable that should be filled in. And please, no lectures on how the syllable in English doesn’t accurately present true haiku form!)

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