#awhiworld is a creative technology production company that design immersive, interactive, site-specific experiences to support the spirit of place.
We activate derelict buildings and sites; bring magic to mundane walkways and alleyways; and educate audiences about histories, stories and cultural artefacts in cultural locations. We also consult, coach and train in creative technology use and experience design for public institutions and private companies.
Dr Maggie Buxton is Lead Producer of AwhiWorld & Kim Newall, Lead Creative Technologist/Artist. Other collaborators, drawn from a range of cultures and disciplines, come together around specific projects.
AwhiWorld brings together emerging technologies (like augmented reality, geo-mobile, and projection mapping) with traditional arts and cultural taonga. Our experiences are always interactive and strategically designed to meet multiple needs and outcomes for our clients.
To date collaborators, supporters and guest crew have included a range of organisations, artists and cultural groups:
Sistema Whangarei, All Day Breakfast NZ, Papakura Business Association, Papakura Art Gallery, Accelerating Aotearoa, Audio Foundation, Auckland Libraries Digital Outreach, Papakura Marae, Simple Steps, Piri Marearai, Drury School, Enviroschools Auckland, Edmund Hilary Primary School, Papakura, Donna Cleveland, Charlotte Alexander, Jenna Gavin, Imersia Group, Nathan Homestead, Papakura Local Board, Manurewa Local Board, Oceania Group – Elmwood Village, Uniform, Fred Harrison, Whiri-Aroha, Haare Williams, Mahu Rawiri, Moe Lolesi, Nick Grew, Kelly Kahukiwa, Creative Northland and BellTech.