Amy Giuliano

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 Theology at the Angelicum in Rome for several years where she also worked as an art historical guide. Upon her return to the States, Amy’s work as a university lecturer prompted her to seek ways to provide her U.S.-based students with transformative access to historic, religious & artistic sites abroad. She especially wished to open the Catholic Church’s rich artistic patrimony to students who may otherwise never explore it. Ever since Amy began creating these virtual tours and using them in her own classroom, she has dedicated her time to building a virtual tour inventory covering sites in Rome, Jerusalem, and beyond. This 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 also creates tours on commission; see the Cathedral Basilica in Newark, NJ, as a recent example. VADIS VR was awarded the TSAI Center for Innovation Prize with funding at Yale in 2018.

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