Lynn Barnett (New Jersey) is a senior Art History major with a focus in Architecture. Their recent projects seek to answer the question, “How does space shape us, and how do we shape space?” using VR, AR, CAD, and other modeling software to get there. Their senior project rebuilds and retells the life and death of Cedar Hill, a now-defunct hamlet less than a mile south of the Bard College campus, which will depict the town in virtual reality in three stages: its development in the 19th century, its peak, and its decline in the beginning of the 20th century. Through VR and AR technology, this information that was once only attainable through multiple archival digs and databases with paywalls can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection in an all-encompassing virtual tour. Lynn likes worldbuilding, 3D printing, virtual reality, and video games!

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