The Founder's Journey


2.S972 Fall 2022
co-listed as CMS.S61 and CMS.S97

Making Music in the Metaverse

Fridays, 2:000pm to 4:00pm

Instructor: Ken Zolot, with visiting guest lecturers

Students work in teams of interdisciplinary peers from Berklee College of Music, Harvard University, and MIT to develop Virtual Reality experiences.
For Fall the 2022 semester, our focus was on making music in the metaverse, with particular attention to hardware -- haptic gloves, exoskeletons, biometric sensors, and interfaces to all human senses. The three major tracks of our semester are (1) building a working VR environment using Unity; (2) mapping the state of emerging tools and ethical considerations in an emerging new industry; and (3) interacting with visiting distinguished guests, leaders in VR/XR community, who will serve as coaches for projects. Students will have significant leeway to customize their own learning environment. Students will get access to specialized equipment and mentors.

Classes met on Fridays, 11 sessions, starting Sep 9, 2022, ending Dec 9, 2022, no class on Sep 23, Nov 11, and Nov 25. Study/review sessions met Mondays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 5pm.

here to see our week-by-week schedule and our student project teams.

here to download a booklet about a prior year's class.

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