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by Miche O’higgins

The Haptic Forest

touch, worldbuilding, ecology

The Haptic Forest is a participatory VR experience, in it’s early stages, that aims to rekindle our sense of touch as a way of building more soulful relations to the natural world.

As we navigate critical climate times, we need new ways of relating to the non-human world that dethrone rationality as our only way of knowing. Haptic Forest is an experiment in somatic worldbuilding and an exercise in paying attention, inviting visitors to interact more intimately with the forest.