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Biophilic Engagement: The Case for Skyscapes over Landscapes
When I first began installing virtual skylights in radiation therapy vaults twenty years ago, doctors would often ask if one of their own photographs could be reproduced into a large skylight. The imagery ranged from vacation sites, gardens, architectural structures, sunsets or even pets.
The poor MRI. It is an undeserving recipient of a bad rap caused by misinformation, rumor, or in many cases, downright ignorance. Some say all the negative press was started by an insecure X-ray department.
As a student of the science of Biophilia, and a practitioner of Biophilic Engagement, I’m constantly striving to learn the most effective, and credible way to negate the unhealthy aspects of the windowless, healthcare environment through a visual connection with nature.
During the 2012 U.S. election season, candidate Mitt Romney gave a speech in Detroit in which he raved not only about how great the lakes in Michigan were, but that “the trees are just the right height.”