We need your help in raising the necessary funds to dedicate this new and exciting studio on campus in the name of Harris and Ros Barron. We are MORE than 1/2 way there!
Harris and Ros, as a team, were instrumental in founding the Studio for Interrelated Media at MassArt in 1970 and sending the program on a trajectory of innovation, live event production and immersive theater. Sparked by the creative direction of ZONE, the experimental theater group Harris and Ros invented alongside collaborator Alan Finneran in 1968, SIM continues to evolve.
The Immersive Experience Design Studio will incorporate the newest forms of visual creativity, story-telling, entertainment, research, and problem-solving. Immersive Experience technologies, including all aspects of XR (Extended Reality – virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) will be the highlight of the studio. MassArt artists will be able to leverage their talents as visual artists, civic activists, and makers. This new studio will be a centralized location where students, faculty and staff from all departments will be able to demonstrate the cutting edge of technology, engage with the latest research and professionals in the field, share knowledge, collaborate on ambitious projects, and showcase their work. MassArt students continue to be shining examples of our mission of preparing artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies and cultures for the common good.
MassArt will be expanding this studio over the years, but SIM is getting things kick-started by dedicating the space in the Barron’s name. We need $50,000.00 to make this happen. These funds will help us purchase AR and VR equipment, software and accessories; enable a make-over of the room; and ensure we have a shared collaboration space for students, staff and faculty to brainstorm! We have already received several generous seed contributions from wonderful SIM alum and friends.
THANK YOU!ANY amount will help us reach our goal!
In the ZONE
$10,000.00 and above
$5,000.00 and above
On the Spotters
$1,000.00 and above
Keepers of the Crypt
$500.00 and above
Friends and Loafers
$100.00 and above
$50.00 and above
Presenters and Producers
aka Shared Experience Creates Community
$25.00 and above
If you’d like to donate you can do it online – https://massart.edu/giving – and choose Harris and Ros Barron Immersive Experience Design Studio in the drop down menu. Or you can mail a check. Checks can be made out to MassArt Foundation with a note on the check that funds are to be used for the Harris and Ros Barron Immersive Experience Design Studio.
Please mail to:
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Additionally, you are always welcome to donate directly to our two scholarships that are dedicated to SIM Students:
- Micah Danemayer Scholarship
- Harris Barron Scholarship
For further information, with any questions, and/or if you would like to volunteer your talents, networks and/or time please email Nita Sturiale (SIM ’90) firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MassArt at 150 Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023 – https://massart.edu/our-vision-future
- Undergraduate Viewbook 2019 – 2020 – https://tinyurl.com/t4az3v
- Our new MassArt Art Museum website – https://maam.massart.edu/
- @massartsim – https://www.instagram.com/massartsim/
- @godinegallery – https://www.instagram.com/godinegallery/
- @eventworkssim – https://www.instagram.com/eventworkssim/