AREAS: Augmented Reality Experience At Schwarzman

04.05.21 | 12pm–10.15.21 | 12pm

Explore the intersection between Art, Architecture & Technology with the Yale Schwarzman Center, all in an Augmented Reality!

April 05, 2021 | –October 15, 2021 |  |


Download the AREAS app:

Apple App Store 

Google Play Store

Wireframe Mockup of 3D Dome
Wireframe mockup of 3D simulated Dome. Scan this image marker using the AREAS app.

The best opportunity to experience the Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC) prior to its 2021 opening is finally here!

The YSC and Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) Project Fellowship are pleased to announce the first episode of Augmented Reality Experience at Schwarzman. Featuring work by the Yale Interactive Machines Group, ¡Oye! Spoken Word and Yale Danceworks, audiences are invited to take a multisensory journey through the newly renovated Dome through the AREAS app, now available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Non-interactive, 2D renderings of the episode, including closed captioning and audio description respectively are below:


Through a series of augmented reality episodes, AREAS will take audiences on an immersive virtual journey that animates the dynamic spaces of YSC through student-led and produced art, music, dance, architecture, and performances. Take a 360-degree exploration of the refurbished Dome, the newly-minted The Underground, and—the unmissable heart of campus—Commons. Look for scannable AREAS posters on campus and in New Haven's downtown, Westville, East Rock, and Hill communities. Three episodes of AREAS will be released through fall 2021, offering multiple chances to experience, meet, collaborate and eat—virtually, at least. 

AREAS is designed by the Yale Student Immersive Media collective—an initiative founded in 2019 by students in the Arts, Computer Science and Computing and the Arts disciplines with support from CCAM’s Blended Reality program , which aims to blur the lines between the physical and digital worlds, “easing the transition of an idea from imagination, to design, to realization.” Read about their process developing AREAS in a recent article by the Yale Daily News.

Featured image: "Mock up smartphone screen" displaying artist's rendering of the Dance Studio features the Yale Dance Lab’s spring 2019 re-staging of choreographer Bill T. Jones’s seminal work, "D-Man in the Waters" (1989). Performance undertaken in coordination with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Original photography by Michael Marsland.