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: 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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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

1-11 July 2021

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

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Check it out

Discover our recommendations for other local activities and online resources.

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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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The NeverEnding Cinema

Studio Pointer*

In The NeverEnding Cinema you can create movies in which a great variety of wildlife star in a great variety of film genres, from comedy to thriller, from drama to action film.

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CMC Playground Exhibition Partner

CMC Playground Funder

CMC Playground Partners

This is the archive of the 2021 Playground exhibition website.

For more information please see the current site or contact us.