2K-Reality

2K-Reality - A Sports Entertainment Augmentation for Pickup Basketball Play Spaces

2K-Reality is an Amplified Reality installation designed to augment the enjoyment of playing and watching the cultural practice of pickup basketball. It blends sports videogames and real play spaces by immersing pickup basketball players and spectators in NBA-style soundscapes, created using sounds appropriated from the NBA 2K12 videogame. Spectators use an iPad-based sampler to activate broadcast-style commentary, stadium-style crowd sound effects and contemporary music break beats to amplify the everyday performative expressions, narrative identities and social interactions intrinsic to pickup basketball. The immersive effect provides an opportunity for pickup basketball players to perform on the ‘big stage’, a universal and motivating sports fantasy.

Sonar+D 2017 Exhibition Poster

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Project Achievements

• Selected for Installation Artwork Exhibition at ISEA2015, the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, Vancouver Canada.
• Demonstration exhibited at Sonar+D 2017 MarketLab, Barcelona Spain.
• Published peer reviewed paper: T. P. Ryan, and J. Duckworth. 2017. 2K-Reality: An Acoustic Sports Entertainment Augmentation for Pickup Basketball Play Spaces. In Proceedings of AM ’17, London, United Kingdom, August 23–26, 2017.
     Nominated for Best Paper at Audio Mostly 2017.
     Awarded Best Conference Presentation at Audio Mostly 2017.
• Co-published Paper for Derivative Football Application; Strandby, M. W., Szatkowski, M. K., Petersen, J. L., Storebjerg, A., Dindler, C., & Ryan, T. P. (2016). URBAN FIFA: augmenting social sports with video game elements. In Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, ACM.
• Research supported by Shih-Chien University, Department of Industrial Design, Taipei Taiwan.
• PhD Design Research Project.

ISEA2015 Exhibition Installation Photo

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2K-Reality iOS App Primary Interface

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