Dolittle

If animals could speak, what would they say? Can anthropomorphisation help to encourage environment conscious day-to-day behaviours? Increasingly research suggests that positive interaction with the natural world can have significant impact on physical and mental health.

This project uses augmented and immersive reality to engage our ears with novel sound worlds - from talking jellyfish and singing crocodiles of the Chambal, to Yorkshire’s own endangered water voles - to encourage engagement with conservation practice in real world contexts.

We are working with industry and charitable partners in local schools, The Deep Aquarium in Hull, the IUCN-SCC, and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, to develop these interactive audio experiences and evaluate their impact on our behaviour and, more broadly, the environment as a whole.

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