The XR (Extended Reality) Studio brings students, faculty, and staff together to work collaboratively on components of virtual spaces, immersive, and interactive multimedia experiences. We host opportunities for Middlebury community members to experience both highly immersive VR environments, like those available through tools such as the Occulus Rift or the HTC Vive, as well as lower threshold VR encounters with 360 video and images through Google Cardboard viewers, smartphones, and mobile applications.
Intra-media pulls apart the components, examines how they work together, and re-assembles them to create interesting and informative pieces. Inter-media looks at how the XR technologies interact with activities in physical and other digital spaces. Students, faculty and staff work collaboratively on ways to “break the box” and have meaningful interactions with people in different geographic locations.