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 <​blockquote>​So often the first time one did things they were contingent, accidental, and not necessarily good things on which to base a set of habits. There was some searching to be done, in other words, some testing of different possibilities. (...) That was the interregnum,​ in fact, the naked moment before the next exfoliation of habits, the time when one wandered doing things randomly. (...) The time without skin, the raw data, the being-in-the-world. <​blockquote>​So often the first time one did things they were contingent, accidental, and not necessarily good things on which to base a set of habits. There was some searching to be done, in other words, some testing of different possibilities. (...) That was the interregnum,​ in fact, the naked moment before the next exfoliation of habits, the time when one wandered doing things randomly. (...) The time without skin, the raw data, the being-in-the-world.
-Kim Stanley Robinson, 2312</​blockquote>​+<​cite>​Kim Stanley Robinson, 2312</​cite>​</​blockquote>​
  
 **Preparation:​** This exercise can be done anywhere. For desert attunement, try a relatively secluded place. Spend at least one minute with each form of listening. ​ **Preparation:​** This exercise can be done anywhere. For desert attunement, try a relatively secluded place. Spend at least one minute with each form of listening. ​
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 <​blockquote>​Nacirema culture is characterised by a highly developed market economy which has evolved in a rich natural habitat. While much of the people'​s time is devoted to economic pursuits, a large part of the fruits of these labor and a considerable portion of the day are spent in ritual activity. The focus of this activity is the human body, the appearance and health of which loom as a dominant concern in the ethos of the people. While such a concern is certainly not unusual, its ceremonial aspects and associated philosophy are unique. <​blockquote>​Nacirema culture is characterised by a highly developed market economy which has evolved in a rich natural habitat. While much of the people'​s time is devoted to economic pursuits, a large part of the fruits of these labor and a considerable portion of the day are spent in ritual activity. The focus of this activity is the human body, the appearance and health of which loom as a dominant concern in the ethos of the people. While such a concern is certainly not unusual, its ceremonial aspects and associated philosophy are unique.
-Horace Miner, The Body Rituals Among the Nacirema</​blockquote>​+<​cite>​Horace Miner, The Body Rituals Among the Nacirema</​cite>​</​blockquote>​
  
 **Reflections:​** What did you hear? What changed in the soundfield for you as you changed methods of listening? As a creative and fun exercise, try drawing what sounds sound like.  **Reflections:​** What did you hear? What changed in the soundfield for you as you changed methods of listening? As a creative and fun exercise, try drawing what sounds sound like. 
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 **Further Information:​** You can also listen to the Southwest deserts at http://​www.ecolisten.org/​sonic_events.php For more details about field research, field recordings (using ambisonic recording technology) and other forms of data collection, see the Listen(n) Project http://​acousticecologylab.org.  ​ **Further Information:​** You can also listen to the Southwest deserts at http://​www.ecolisten.org/​sonic_events.php For more details about field research, field recordings (using ambisonic recording technology) and other forms of data collection, see the Listen(n) Project http://​acousticecologylab.org.  ​
  
-<​blockquote>​There was so much silence. The quiet felt like a huge new country that he could wander around inside for years without ever meeting its coastlines. A silence the size of the sky.  +----
-–Warren Ellis, Normal </​blockquote>​ +
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