Weekly meetings and regular public workshops led by project participants will create forums for sharing creative research. Project participants will each conduct public workshops, on topics related to their research within the framework of AR/VR.

This project will create a platform for creative interdisciplinary exploration of Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies between the arts areas at Yale, resulting in free public workshops that are open to the broader Yale community.


Justin Berry

Justin Berry, Critic, Yale School of Art

Justin Berry is an artist whose work has been exhibited internationally in various venues.  Recent issues of Art Review, Frieze, Pin-up magazine, Media-N, and Prattfolio have included writing about his practice.


Michael Commendatore is studying projection design at the Yale School of Drama. His main focus is integrating video media with live performance in the theatre, but in the past couple years has expanded to dance, opera, concerts, installations and now virtually reality. His interactive virtual reality installation project will explore the idea of being immersed in the present taking you on a never ending journey through space.

Will Wheeler believes that virtuality asks for empathy. By giving virtual bodies voice and visibility in forms not typically expected, Will hopes to challenge conceptions of what can be allowed and related to in the “real” world.

Teddy Mathias is a designer currently studying at the Yale School of Art. His work aims to activate new modes of perception and interaction enabled by emerging technology. His projects encourage exploration and play as a way of reconnecting ourselves with the physical world. Teddy is also a musician in the band Filligar and serves with the band as U.S. Cultural Ambassadors through the State Department.

Young Joo Lee: Yale School of Art, Sculpture ‘17.
Young’s research focuses on architecture of dreams, neuropsychology and mythology of the ancient and contemporary cultures. Her latest works have been shown as animation installations and karaoke songs; mixing the human body with fictional space and time that symbolically deals with political situations of now. 

Wladmiro Woyno Rodriguez is a set, lighting and projection designer/technologist passionate about live performance. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, he studied theatre production at the Banff Centre and design at the University of British Columbia. Currently, he is enrolled at the Yale School of Drama as an MFA Candidate in Design. A devoted collaborator with the creative teams of several companies, he is flexible, thorough and creatively involved in telling stories.

With a technical background in stage lighting, video and carpentry, his work explores the adaptation of new technologies into the theatrical tradition. Interested in the development of theatre spaces, show control and scenography, he is an avid reader, constantly learning, inventing and exploring.

Johnny Moreno is a Cinematographer, Producer, Editor & Projection Designer based in New York City & Mexico City, D.F. whose work ranges from Long & Short Form Independent Films, Concert Video Direction, Projection Installation & Commercial TV, Web & Corporate Production.