Roads

The earliest evidence of timber roads, preserved in a swamp around Glastonbury, England, date from around 4000 BC. By the year 2015 AD most humans experience their immediate environment as they travel through it at considerable speed on a tar macadam or asphalt surface. Inside our cars we are cut off from the landscape and view it through a glass screen as we would a television. At speeds of 30 to 70 mph the passing, fluid scenery becomes still images flashing before us in succession. As we navigate at this fast tempo the landscape becomes a hazy memory, both remembered and projected in the same moment.

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