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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Augmented Reality Masks

Guillaumit

For Playground Makerspace, Guillaumit has created augmented reality activated masks for children to create, explore, and share with their friends.

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Smile While

Matthew Keff

Smile While is an interactive work about silliness and feelings. The screen will recognize a viewer’s face and react when it sees people smiling.

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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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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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Assemble with Care

ustwo games

Maria is a globe-trotting antique restorer, and when she arrives in the sun-soaked town of Bellariva, she has no idea just how broken it will turn out to be.

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Lovely Weather We're Having

Julian Glander

An atmospheric 3D explorer thingy about going outside with a dog. Responds to local weather data, simulates actually being outside.

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With kind support from...

CMC Playground Exhibition Partner

CMC Playground Funder

CMC Playground Partners