Aubrey Simonson

Fluid Interfaces
  • Research Assistant

Aubrey is a first year master's student. His primary research at the moment involves creating a grammar for interacting with virtual reality in an accessible, thought-through manner which works with the three-dimensionality of the medium, rather than trying to manage 3d spaces with fundamentally 2d tools.

His long-term goals involve using virtual reality to archive difficult to preseve aspects of culture, such as architecture, moments and experiences. He is interested in preserving the ethnography of the everyday as it is encoded in the clutter in which people live, especially for threated cultures prone to losing spaces which they call home, such as low-income communities, communities of color, and predominately queer spaces.  

As an undergraduate, he completed research with both Object-Based Media and Scalable Cooperation. He graduated Wellesley College as class of 2019, with B.A.s in both Media Arts and Sciences and Political Science, and worked as a Knapp Intern and the first tutor for CS 321: Mixed and Augmented Reality while he was there.

As a proud first generation college student, he welcomes emails from students and mentees about research and education.

Aubrey is a first year master's student. His primary research at the moment involves creating a grammar for interacting with virtual reality in an accessible, thought-through manner which works with the three-dimensionality of the medium, rather than trying to manage 3d spaces with fundamentally 2d tools.

His long-term goals involve using virtual reality to archive difficult to preseve aspects of culture, such as architecture, moments and experiences. He is interested in preserving the ethnography of the everyday as it is encoded in the clutter in which people live, especially for threated cultures prone to losing spaces which they call home, such as low-income communities, communities of color, and predominately queer spaces.  

As an undergraduate, he completed research with both Object-Based Media and Scalable Cooperation. He graduated Wellesley College as class of 2019, with B.A.s in both Media Arts and Sciences and Political Science, and worked as a Knapp Intern and the first tutor for CS 321: Mixed and Augmented Reality while he was there.

As a proud first generation college student, he welcomes emails from students and mentees about research and education.