Nick Alexander

Interrogating the relationship between player, performer, and performance space, Augmented Role-Play is a form of augmented reality performance using body tracking, passthrough video, and VR. Playtime for Punctum was Nick’s thesis project at OCAD University.

The player takes the role of an imaginary friend, named Punctum, who has been made real again after being forgotten for years. Punctum and their friend, portrayed by a human performer, play games augmented by imagination as they rekindle the spark of friendship that brought them together.