The Gathering at the Poets Shack was a cross-platform multi-media experience created for Miami University during the covid-19 pandemic. This project chased the intersection of art and technology through the use of projection mapping, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and an integrated web app. As a team, we created an experience celebrating the spoken word and encouraging everyone to let their voices be heard, to create a more inclusive public discourse for all. Although the live event is over, you can still experience the poet shack at the website: https://poetshack.com where you can have your own poems converted to music and visualized (a handy bit of abstraction I go into more detail about here) and visit the shack virtually here: https://rydwy.itch.io/virtualshack.

I worked on several facets of this project and was privileged to serve as the as the audio lead, AR lead, web dev lead and as the overall project director. Below, I will go into more information about the project and spotlight some of the work I did.