Visiting Scholar/Lecturer | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sandra Rodriguez, PhD., is a creative director (interactive/VR/XR) and a sociologist of new media technology. Explored futures of immersive storytelling in VR/AR/AI, her work as script writer, director or producer (DoNotTrack, Deprogrammed_VR, Big Picture VR, Manic_VR, Chomsky vs Chomsky: First Encounter, Future Rites) have garnered multiple awards, including a Peabody (DoNotTrack, 2016), best Immersive experience (IDFA DocLab 2016), best VR (Leipzig DokNeuland 2018, Numix 2018, Canadian Screen Award nomidation), and a prestigious Golden Nica at the 2019 Prix Ars electronica. Her most recent work Chomsky vs Chomsky: First Encounter (Sundance 2020), is an exploration of the sparks that fly at the crossroads of AI, VR and human creativity. A lecturer and visiting scholar at the MIT Open Doc Lab, she leads HackingXR, MIT’s first class on immersive media production. Rodriguez experience combines immersive know-how, award-winning productions and a fascination for body-lead and human felt experiences.