A digital poetic walk around fourteen of the veteran and ancient trees of London’s Hampstead Heath – exploring the connectivity of ‘things’ in public spaces.
City of London Corporation
EPSRC PETRAS (co-I Andy Hudson-Smith)
Leah Lovett, Martin de Jode, Duncan Hay, Andy Hudson-Smith
The Listening Wood (2019) was an interactive digital walk around fourteen of the veteran and ancient trees of Hampstead Heath that developed through a collaboration between artists and technologists from Connected Environments and the City of London Corporation arborists.
Visitors were able to look for words etched into roundels of offcut wood and message them via either SMS text message or the Listening Wood geolocated web app to receive a line of poetry related to each tree.