Augmented Reality PlaySpace (ARPS) is an interactive and physical installation in which people can move physical objects and watch their virtual counterparts do incredible things on screen.
ARPS is designed to encourage subtle, contemplative interactions.
The project’s production started in 2020 as part of the Collusion/NUA – ‘Art // Tech // Play’ R&D, and was further funded in 2021 with the award of an Arts Council England Project Grant. The work is designed to allow for multiple themed versions to be made in the future with partner organisations.
Will Hurt is a Visual Artist and Creative Technologist based in Norwich, UK.
He writes software to investigate novel modes of drawing and virtual representations of physical spaces.
His inclusive work often invites people to co-create with the software he has produced.
Outputs include interactive installations, apps, large-scale prints and gallery exhibitions, leaving participants with a new appreciation of their locality and a playful excitement with the astonishing things they can create.
Hurt’s work has been exhibited around the world due to its stand-out aesthetic, technical resilience and engaging immediacy.