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The Woods

The Woods


‘The Woods’ is a local multiplayer cooperative game that employs AR and 4-channel audio spatialization panning to produce a shared experience that is both digital and physical. It is designed to promote social interaction and encourages players to collaborate. As players choreograph their movement in real-world space, they interact with birds, clouds, and other objects in virtual space. Together, players experience an immersive sonic narrative of rumbling storm clouds and desperate voices that weave together stories of reconciliation.

Project Team

ACCAD Faculty and Staff Researchers
Prof. Kyoung Lee Swearingen, Department of Design/Moving Image Production
Prof. Scott Swearingen, Department of Design
Dr. Marc Ainger, School of Music
Dr. Federico Cámara Halac, School of Music

Name of Other Departments or Research Center Researchers
Prof. Mandy Fox, Department of Theatre
Prof. Kevin McClatchy, Department of Theatre
Rosalie Yu, Creative Technologist, The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

Graduate Research Associates
Sruthi Ammannagar, Graduate Research Assistant, MS Candidate, Department of Computer Science Engineering
Matt Hall, Undergraduate Research Assistant, BS Candidate, Department of Computer Science Engineering
Wendy Leigh Loomis, Graduate Research Assistant, MFA Candidate, Department of Design
Skylar Wurster, PhD candidate, Department of Computer Science Engineering

Project Description


2 participant the woods
2 more participants

Thanks  to
Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme, Arts Creation Grants Special Initiatives, $50,000.00

Year of completion: 2020