Hi! I'm Zachary Talis (they/them), a fourth-year student at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
I'm pursuing a major in Virtual Reality and Digital Identity Studies, as well as a minor in Music and Technology.
I'm also an electronic/ambient musician, currently developing the VR musical experience Full Bloom as part of a team.
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My field of study explores the synthesis of digital spaces with social communication and identity, particularly queer identity. Cultural signaling in VR parallels the signaling that arises from physical spaces.
My audio-centric minor helps me navigate the specifics of convincing sound within shared virtual environments.
Formally, my major is a B.S. in Applied Arts and Sciences.