Reciprocity Forest, NetPark (Metal) Chalkwell Park and Dalby Forest, Forestry England



Reciprocity Forest is an Augmented Reality (AR) artwork app that explores trees and our relationship to them. The app enables you to follow virtual leaf trails through the forest using your mobile whilst listening to narratives about the trees. You get to design your own leaves and view these in the Augmented Reality Reciprocity Forest.

Reciprocity Forest has been developed in partnership with Metal and Forestry England, and supported by EIRA (a Research England financed initiative), the University of Kent and the University of Essex. It is part of a larger research project to increase our understanding of how Augmented Reality (AR) apps could be used to change the way we perceive our surroundings, encourage us to spend more time outdoors, and increase wellbeing.

Joanna Sperryn-Jones: Lead artist
SODA: App development
Chloe Gilgallon: Voiceover
Huw Howell and Hugh Clifford: Soundtracks
Project Team
Colette Bailey, Artistic Director, Metal
Michaela Freeman, Senior Project Manager, Metal
Rosemary Klich, Director of Research and Head of Creative Producing East 15 Acting School, University of Essex
Jim Ang, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, University of Kent
Hugh Clifford, Production Assistant, the Creative Producer student placement scheme organised by East15 Acting School, University of Essex, and funded by Creative Estuary.

April 2022
Up To Date Info
Available in app stores now: google Play and Apple App store
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