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Professor Dave Kirk
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Nature Bot is a two-part, interactive art installation that uses technology to facilitate a remote exploration of nature through a remote controlled robot with video link, whilst simultaneously reflecting the exploration through a kinetic reactive sculpture within a local built environment. Attention Restoration Theory (ART) was used to design the system so that it harnesses the beneficial properties of wild nature. The project presents a unique approach to using technology to mediate a sense of immersive connection to nature, providing the user with agency within an external natural environment. The results of a qualitative user experience study suggest the installation fulfilled the elements of ART necessary for an environment conducive of mental restoration and feelings of wellbeing, and that it reflected a sense of nature within the built environment.
Author(s): McDonald S, Kirk D, Bryan-Kinns N
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: C and C 2015 - 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition
Year of Conference: 2015
Print publication date: 22/06/2015
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
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