Yale University and HP have partnered in an applied research program to explore the area of blended reality. Faculty and students work within this program will blur the lines between the physical and digital worlds, easing the transition of an idea from imagination, to design, to realization. The goal is to democratize 3D design, augmented reality, digital imaging and 3D fabrication technologies, removing the high learning bars that currently exist. This will open new creative outlets for artists, scientists, researchers and designers.
The program is led by Principle Investigator John Eberhart (School of Architecture). He is assisted by a faculty/staff steering committee consisting of Sarah Stevens-Morling (School of Art), Johannes DeYoung (Digital Media Center for the Arts), Lucas Swineford (Center for Teaching and Learning), Laurel German (Student Technology Collaborative and Randy Rode (Yale ITS). Planning will start in June, with project research being conducted during the 2016-17 academic year.
Below is a brief video playlist describing the HP by Sprout platform.