Weightless Bricks Act II: Collaboration

A remote-access, co-op MR experience exploring how the home and the workplace may become blurred through long-distance space.



The project explores future roles of the freelance, remote-access workforce, where their home and workplace may become blended into one, as we gain the ability to ‘long-distance space’ through growing virtual technologies. The experience centres around one shared virtual space capable of being split over multiple physical locations, where access to the space has become embedded in two specialised MR objects. The project is concerned with how, through designing for mixed-reality, you can expand your perception of your body, and abstract banal working activities into something more physical and intuitive, which also taps into multiple senses. Together, by equipping a watering can and a rake, you can find fulfilment and comfort by conducting some virtual gardening, yet the real effect of your actions on the wider world remains veiled and remote, much like yourselves. 'Weightless Bricks & Other Stories About the Future of Virtual Work Spaces' is supported by the Stimuleringsfonds for Digital Culture NL.


Paula Strunden &

John Cruwys


Project Type:










- Stimuleringsfonds for Digital Culture NL

- Open City Docs

- MU Artspace


Prototype shown at:


Open City Docs Festival, London

05.09.2019 - 10.09.2019




Worlding Worlds

MU Artspace, Eindhoven

01.06.20 - 30.08.20


NFF Interactive Expo

Bibliotheek Neude, Utrecht

25.09.20 - 03.10.20


UX Coding

Pelican Party

Sound Design

Kevin Pollard


Bodo Neuss


Bmade & MU Artspace


Marie Walker-Smith

With special thanks to:

Angelique Spaninks

René Lavrijsen

Bram Snijders

Evert Klinkenberg

Sofia Strunden


Photography courtesy of MU/Hanneke Wetzer

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