“At first we thought it was the weather.”

Patternist is the demo of an augmented reality, location-based platform for urban research and alternative economies. Framed through narrative gameplay, participants collect and trade elements to reveal a virtual exoplanet hovering above our own. While the elements participants collect spawn in unique urban conditions, they can be traded with others playing nearby.

Developed collaboratively at Strelka Institue for Media, Architecture, and Design, the project was presented at The New Normal Showcase in 2017.

Demo desktop and mobile versions are available for download, and the second version of the mobile app will be released in October 2017.