Bad@Reality Augmented Reality App

Bad@Reality is an augmented reality (AR) app where you can use your phone to visually explore interviews with your favorite Chicago artists lurking in the drawings all around you.





In Bad@Reality viewers explore the 900 hour audio catalog of Bad at Sports interviews via drawings displayed in museums, galleries, magazines, and on beer cans. Image-tracked drawings trigger spacialized audio interviews and animations with notable contemporary artists. The audio and drawings intertwine and overlap creating unexpected connections and meanings initiated by the attention of the viewer.

Featuring interviews with:

Jim Duignan
Brendan Fernandes
Michelle Grabner
Jose Lerma
Kerry James Marshall
Ebony Patterson
Michael Rakowitz
Jennifer Reeder
Temporary Services
Edra Soto
Jessica Stockholder
Amanda Williams

And surprise secret super guests!

Download the Bad@Reality App

For Android- Download from the Google Play Store 

For iOS- Download from the Apple App Store



Step 1. Download the Bad@Reality app from the Apple or Google Play stores.

Step 2. Open the Bad@Reality app to see through our augmented lens. 

AR Sample

Step 3. Trigger an expanded interview by pointing your camera at the drawing like the one above.

Step 4. Look out for more AR triggers wherever you see our friendly AR guy.

PS – Headphones are recommended for the optimal listening experience.