At studio, Harvard College senior celebrates potential of AR/VR technology

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 01:20 in Psychology & Sociology

Great art and literature seek to move people’s emotions and thoughts, though often from a distance. But what if people could experience the intellectual and sensory grandeur of Michelangelo’s painting in the Sistine Chapel, or feel the intensity of actors in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” without having to leave their home or classroom? Such things are possible. Connor Doyle ’19, an English literature concentrator, knew he loved the electricity and communal experience of the theater. His passion for that led him to work as a child actor, appearing in television commercials and performing on stage in his native England. In his early teens he starred in the musical “Billy Elliot,” playing the title character’s best friend in London’s West End. After arriving at Harvard, Doyle was eager to share his love of the theater with anyone else who had an interest, but he wasn’t sure how best to do so. “I came here with the...

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