Playable City Sandbox: How (not) to get hit by a self-driving car

A game that challenges people to avoid being detected as human in the eye of an AI. With surveillance cameras becoming ever smarter, the cities we live in are starting to see us back, but how do they see us? Anyone can join the game, but can they get from start to finish without being detected?

A picture of the large digital screen outside We The Curious. There are people walking through the square. There are two bright green silhouettes of people standing on top of white dots. The screen is showing an image of the green silhouettes with a bright pink text box.

This game will be created by Tomo Kihara + Playfool whose shared practice has a focus on play, and centers around designing tools that foster creativity and making artistic interventions that engage with urban space and society. They have exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2022), Ars Electronica (Linz, 2020), and more.

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.