Industry Partner:

Coporate Sponsors: IntelMicrosoft Windows

Yale University, HP and our corporate sponsors have partnered in an applied arts research project to explore the area of blended reality.  Faculty and students working 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.

Based at the Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media

The Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) at Yale University is an experiment center for visual art, computer science, music, architecture, film and video, theater and dance, and literature. A wing of Yale Arts, it does not provide curriculum, but instead focuses on guiding students and visiting artists in expanding and exploring all manner of projects. 
Located at 149 York Street in New Haven, the 5,000 square foot space boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a motion capture studio, immersive media research, projection mapping system, creative suites, computerized audio and light systems, video studio, equipment lending library, wide-format printers, open workspace labs, and exhibition gallery. CCAM shares the modernist concrete building (once home to the Yale University Press) with the Yale School of Drama.  Learn more at http://ccam.yale.edu .

There are a number of ways to be involved in the Blended Reality project work, including weekly informal community gatherings, information sessions, team presentation and training opportunities.  For more information join our mailing list and visit us on Instagram .

Principal Investigator:

Justin Berry, Critic, Yale School of Art; Core Faculty, Center for Collaborative Arts and Media

Project Director:

Randall Rode, Director of Campus IT Partner Development, Yale University Information Technology Services

Project Team:

Farid Abdul, Programming Technology Intern

Bobby Berry, Mentor and Team Lead

Christina Strohmann, Research Assistant, Project Manager

External Collaborators: HP, Inc.,

Dana Castro, Global Channel Business Development, Education Solutions

Jeff Chen, Head of Research Partnerships, WW Education, PS Strategy & Solution at HP

Todd Gustafson, Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Public Sector

Paul Martin, Distinguished Technologist/VR Evangelist, HP

Tico Ballagas, Senior Manager, AI and Emerging Compute Lab at HP Labs