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.

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TADO: The Character Design Studio

TADO

An interactive space within Playground for people of all ages to get busy and have fun creating character designs of their own.

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Maker Table

Every Day

The Playground Maker Table is open for you to take part in hands-on digital and creative making.

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TADO: AR Character Hunt

TADO

Get out and about with TADO. A series of cheeky Augmented Reality (AR) characters are dotted around locations in Sheffield City Centre. Track them down using your smartphone and a map.

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Kinetic Landscape

Kinetic Landscape Collective – Royal College of Art

Part sculpture, and part data collection system, Kinetic Landscape is a creative concept for collecting opinions and feedback from guests at Playground.

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Untitled Goose Game

House House

Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village.

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CMC Playground Exhibition Partner

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CMC Playground Partners