Yale University and Hewlett Packard 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 center’s work has primarily concentrated on the realm of XR, comprising a spectrum of Virtual- and Augmented-Reality media. The center’s Blended Reality Collective is comprised faculty and graduate students who have committed to explore XR as an agent of change in collaborative art making.