VADIS VR: Startup & Yale Innovation Prize Recipient
VADIS VR was founded by Amy Giuliano, a recent Yale graduate trained in virtual reality technologies at Yale's Center for Collaborative Arts & Media and credentialed in Art History & Religious Studies at Yale's Institute of Sacred Music & Divinity School. A dual citizen of the United States and Italy, Amy studied in Rome for several years where she also worked as an art historical guide. Upon her return to the States, Amy's work as an adjunct professor prompted her to seek ways to provide her U.S.-based students with transformative access to historic, religious & artistic sites abroad. Ever since she began creating these virtual reality tours and using them in her own classroom, Amy has dedicated her time to building a virtual tour inventory covering sites in Rome and beyond. This virtual tour inventory includes sites from the following periods: Early Christian, Byzantine, Carolingian, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern. It is available to educational and religious groups for didactic and catechetical purposes. VADIS VR is currently funded through the TSAI Center for Innovation at Yale.