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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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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Nour: Play With Your Food

Tj Hughes

Nour: Play With Your Food is an experimental food art game designed to make you hungry.

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Making it up as we go along

Kisha Bradley & Wybourn Community Primary & Nursery School, Sheffield

You can play with augmented reality games created by school children from Wybourn School.

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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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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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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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With kind support from...

CMC Playground Exhibition Partner

CMC Playground Funder

CMC Playground Partners