“There is no Sleepy Hollow on the Internet, no peaceful spot where contemplativeness can work its restorative magic. There is only the endless, mesmerizing buzz of the urban street.”
Nicholas Carr, from The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (New York: Norton, 2010)
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The Grand Teton is the highest mountain in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. It is an indescribable sight to see. Something that can not be replicated. If I were to experience the Grand Tetons in a "virtual" experience it would not compare. As we talked in class this week, if we were able to replicate any environment, smells included, would we gain the same experience. After visiting such a beautiful place in Wyoming I do not think it would come remotely close. You would lose that unique experience of getting to stand on top of a high mountain and being able to do a 360 and see for miles upon miles. You could feel the wind and smell the fresh air and experience the physical component of being in nature. I would not enjoy a virtual tour of any part of nature especially the Grand Tetons in Wyoming!!