Virginia Tech® home

Bridging physical distance

Connecting people separated by distance. With the propagation of the COVID-19 pandemic, what was once a matter of convenience is now a requirement. This increase in urgency has amplified the creativity of researchers, artists, and educators who are pioneering new and improved ways to connect and collaborate. This work goes far beyond videoconferencing software and includes the use of augmented and virtual reality technologies to bring people from around the world together in shared immersive digital spaces to connect, share, learn, and experience.