“If the ambient dimension of aesthetic value...requires for its emergence a silencing of the epistemological impulse...how can we possibly make a case for that dimension as a powerful and worthwhile consideration in our dialogue about values and the natural environment?”
“Ambience invites us to understand the complex giveand-take we have with our material surroundings.” It “becomes a useful distillation of ongoing dynamic shifts in a vibrant, robust environment that we seek to understand, explain, and work through.”
Many thanks to Drs. Laura Lindenfeld and Bridie McGreavy for their encouragement, assistance, and funding. This project is supported by the New England Sustainability Consortium, Maine EPSCoR, and the National Science Foundation.
Visuals by Unsplash.com, the book publishers, Tyler Quiring, Lucas Pope, MECC, and David OReilly.