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PhD Kars Otten - Storytelling in a digital forest

Kars Otten, a PhD candidate at the University of Twente, and his colleagues have immersed themselves in the challenges of promoting social interaction amongst the elderly. Nature has been found to have a positive effect in this context. Together with Gerben Westerhof and Thomas van Rompay from the University of Twente, Debby Gerritsen from the Radboud UMC and Jan-Willem van ‘t Klooster from the BMS lab, he will investigate how digital nature can be used as a tool to enable storytelling. In this case, nature is used as a type of conversation starter. Thanks to an application developed together with the BMS lab and portable beamers, they can now bring elements of digital nature to any setting.