Urban Nature

Photo of a street intercut vertically with a photo of a riverbank

The narrative of landscapes, immersive media, and the body

In Urban Nature, StoryLab and Professor Viren Swami draw on Swami’s previous work, which has shown that exposure to images of nature results in an elevated state of body appreciation, but static images may lack ecological validity. This project examined the exposure to short films of simulated first-person walks in natural or built environments, using immersive visual and sonic narrative techniques to explore psychological wellbeing.

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