Playable City Sandbox: Fireflies, A Glitch by Screaming Color and Arcane

A transformative immersive experience using virtual content to turn the streets and landmarks of Bristol into a colourful, sci-fi-infused digital jungle, awash with mesmerising visuals and local music – no app required.

A rounded light gold colour speaker with pointed metallic green leaves coming from the top. The speaker is standing in front of a cream coloured background.

Fireflies, A Glitch by Screaming Color and Arcane will be created by Glitch AR, which is a new studio focused on building connections between our physical and digital realities. The team includes Emmy Nominated XR producer and ex-head of Immersive Entertainment for NBCUniversal Michael Salmon and founder of Bath-based interactive media studio Whiley & Co. Ossian Whiley.  Fireflies is a collaboration with award-winning metaverse artist Screaming Color whose virtual worlds have been displayed at many international film festivals including Venice and SXSW. 

About Playable City Sandbox 2023 

Playable City Sandbox is a creative research and development programme. Watershed’s Sandbox methodology provides a facilitated space where participants have the chance to transform an experimental idea to a working prototype over three months of rapid research and development. 

Playable City Sandbox is part of the MyWorld IDEAS programme, funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Strength in Places Fund to establish the West of England as the global centre of creative technology excellence.