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Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
The sensory experience shaped by the landscape unconsciously influences people’s emotional and mental states. Contemporary urban landscape designers prioritized the functionality of the landscape, sometimes ignoring the spiritual impact of the atmosphere created by imperceptible environmental sonic factors. Orchestration of Experience explores the connections between sound and vision in shaping people’s sensory experience of the landscape. Drawing from soundscape ecology, environmental psychology, and dynamic visualization, this study demonstrates how they are closely intertwined. Motivated by the idea that white noise can unconsciously affect people’s mental health by Michael Rutter, we question how physical and sound landscapes shape each other, how they can shape spatially charged environmental atmospheres, and how the universal experience-creating process can potentially create more immersive experiences for people who experience hearing or visual impairment. The ultimate goal of this work is to encourage new ways of sharing and engaging with the environment thus en-hancing people’s sensory experiences in the landscape.
Shen, Jingyi, "Orchestration of Experience" (2023). Masters Theses. 1026.
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